Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Watering my young Cherry Blossoms

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:11

I would water them in dry periods for the first year, but not in winter. A good weekly soak is better than a light daily sprinkle. But, of course, if it's been raining and your earth is properly damp there would be no need.

Outside mirrors

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 10:07

I don't think birds do fly into mirrors. They see themselves flying in the mirror and swoop away thinking it's another bird. Windows are another matter.

Never done any gardening before advice needed.

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 18:17

When you say stones, do you mean small gravel stones or big paving stones? If gravel, I would spray the grass with weedkiller, then put down a weed supressant fabric that lets water through then the gravel. Weeds grow up through gravel otherwise.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 10:59

I think it's a horrible painting, the stuff of nightmares. Would be better if the rich buyer (not that I know anything about them) had spent his millions on something more worthwhile, like setting up a charity for people in difficulty or opening a help centre.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 10:14

Morning all.

Heavy rain was forecast this morning but it hasn't happened so I'm about to go outside and start my pots. Rained a lot yesterday.

I wanted to watch 3 Girls but I also wanted to watch the programme about people who had only a short time left to live, A Time to Live, and we can't have iPlayer in France so I missed 3 Girls as they were on at the same time. I wish the BBC had a +1. Missed the 1st episode of 3 Girls anyway as that was the day we travelled home and we didn't watch any TV.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 09:52

I've tried that Liri, but the photos always end up together and my writing goes on the bottom.

The pink clematis is Dr Ruppel. The pink rose is A Shropshire Lad and the red rose is Paul's Scarlet Climber.

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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 23:22

 How did you do that Papi Jo? Your laptop? iPad? must work differently from mine. Mine just won't let me do it.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 22:13

Papi Jo, I can't name or number my photos as this site won't let me. Whatever I do the photos are always above all the script and in reverse order to the order I post them.

We have been in England for over two weeks and the garden had grown a lot by the time we got back.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 21:59

We stayed with friends in Malvern last week and we went to the Malvern Spring Festival. We also went for a walk in the Malvern Hills. Wonderful views.

Never done any gardening before advice needed.

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 18:17

Are they paving stones for a patio area? If so they will need some sort of stony or rubbly foundation to give them a more solid base than just earth. Or could they be for a path like stepping stones across a lawn? They will just need grass dug out so they are level with the grass for mowing over.

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