London (change)
Today 19°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 17°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:11

I agree with you, Shadoweaver, about Bergenia and Mahonia but Sweet Peas??? Have you lost your sense of smell, and what about all the pretty colours?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:07

I'm knackered, stiff and achey. Cut down and cleared up a lot of stuff that I hadn't done in March as I was ill. Planted a rose, "Compassion" against the wall at the back of the long border. Soil was horrid, full of clay and stones, so dug out 3 wheelbarrow loads and changed it for nicer soil, rotted manure and GP compost. Then did a load of weeding and moved a day lily. Sun was getting too hot and I was fed up with clay, so moved to middle bed and made a start on that.


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:45

My Rozanne only recently appeared and I live in SW France, a bit ahead of the UK. I've just bought a bright purply pink with a black eye geranium called "Patricia".


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 22:00

Wintersong, well remembered. I have Penstemon Husker Red, planted it 3 or 4 years ago and it just comes up and flowers with no help from me apart from some watering in the summer. I also have a Polemonium. I tried one a few years ago and planted it in the sun, but the Dordogne summer was too hot and it shrivelled up. The one I bought last year is in dappled shade and it's come up again after this winter.

My borage seeds itself in the veg garden, comes up end of March. But this year OH didn't notice it and has rotovated it, so I've scattered some more seeds in a bare patch.

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 16:19

It probably died because it couldn't find enough water.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:51

I also like Acuba japonica variegata because I have a lime tree and it grows under it where most plants wouldn't.

Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:46

A friend of mine used compacted clay, but the first time it leaked. They had professionals to do it as they used a digger and a machine to compact the clay. But sorry, I don't know the details.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:41

I like aqilegias, kerria, forsythia, Choisya Sundance, spirea, bedding and hanging baskets!  Love roses and foxgloves - how could one not love them! Agree with Verdun about crocus.

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:38

I think there will be a lot of disagreements here! But I agree with KEF - don't like Skimmia. Also hate hellebore foetidus and plants with green flowers. There is enough green already with leaves and grass. Hate ivy, Virginia Creeper and Vinca Minor because they want to take over my garden.

I.D Tree please !

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 09:33

Looks like a young, but dead, weeping willow.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Replies: 96    Views: 2716
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:45

What tree has a flower like this?

Replies: 7    Views: 232
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 22:04

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Replies: 7    Views: 335
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 586
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 2771
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 223    Views: 7466
Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 15:36

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2333    Views: 114486
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 10:37

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 803
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 727
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25


Replies: 7    Views: 729
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 650
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 685
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 6200
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1527
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 1160
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30
1 to 15 of 19 threads