Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:48

When we go to England and stay in Eastbourne (DIL and grandchildren) we go to Paradise Park in Newhaven, lots of clematis choice. But I really liked a little nursery with a garden to visit called "Marchants Hardy Plants". I also like Merriments Gardens which also have a garden centre and nursery attached.

Now we are buying a cottage in Norfolk and I look forward to exploring garden centres there and especially Peter Beales "Classic Roses".


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:34

How funny, I've read Runnybeak's post before.

So glad your new job is going well Panda.

Edd, could that be the sort of jeans button that you bash in with a hammer, or have I got the wrong end of the stick?

Enjoyed the pottery throw down programme.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:31

Thanks Verdun. Mine was about 6', but planted in the wrong place as I hadn't realised how tall it would get.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 22:07

He's so cute and I'm glad he doesn't look thin.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:41

Verdun's been on the Salvia thread, Gertie. Plants have always been his first love, probably more than chat.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:39

I had Wendy's Wish last year, loved it, preferred it to Amistad, neater habit. But I lost it in the winter  Wish I had taken cuttings. But I bought 6 quite cheaply as plug plants so hoping to do the same again.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:16

Hannah is Spanish, her ancestors probably lived in the mountains, living on scrub and cold winds!

Off to sew 2 buttons on son's trousers.

Monty Don Programme Question

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:09

Thanks for the link, just gorgeous.


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 19:03

I seem to have quite a lot of worms, especially when the weather is wet, but the rotovator is much better at getting the muck in and the tilth fine. I know some people on this forum are against them, but I have a very big garden and need all the help I can get.

How to design a flower bed

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 16:53

I would mug up on plants and the conditions they like and the heights of them from books and Google but not plant anything until Spring. Conifers make soil dry and remove goodness from it. Have you dug in lots of compost and manure?

Draw out plans of your bed and choose plants you like, putting the shade lovers in the shadier places, taller plants and shrubs at the back. Don't put everything of the same height together, triangle shapes look better.

Then in the spring the Garden centres will have much more choice and you will be more knowledgeable. Also less risk of plants dying in winter cold and wet.


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