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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:30

When you have over an acre of garden and a lot of compost, how do you sterilise it? I would really like to know.

Living Walls

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:37

I didn't mean to advertise, I found it on Google and thought it might answer the question that was asked, but I have no interest in the company. But I don't think the link I posted has anything to do with the link Greengardener12 posted. Perhaps he copied the name.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:32

Thank you Marion for your photos, I always enjoy them.

Verdun, where are yours? Your garden must have changed since you last sent some.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:31

Verdun, I divide my heleniums in the spring when the clump is getting big. Last spring I put them in two other places as well. Sometimes there isn't room for anything else, so when perennials get big I just cut out the middles and dig some compost and rotted manure into the middle of the plant which feeds them and prevents congestion. Sometimes I dig out the whole plant and replant the best bits. But only every 3 or 4 years. I know you often move plants, I couldn't cope with my garden if I did everything as thoroughly as you do!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 09:41

Heleniums are hardy, mine live in the flowerbeds in winter.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 22:11

Zoomer, does your computer have a little slot that takes a camera memory card? My laptop does. You put in the memory card and my laptop asks if I want to download the photos. I make a named file for them in "my pictures" first so it knows where to download them to.

Plant id

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 18:26

Looks like an anchusa.

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you, that was quick!

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 15:05

A friend gave me this plant, frost tender, but she didn't know it's name. She said that it wouldn't flower for about 3 years as it was a cutting, or a bit she pulled off. But it's produced a big pink flower after total neglect by me, where it lives on the terrace.


Lawn Grubs

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:33

Could they be black keel slugs or Milax slugs? They live in the earth and eat roots, especially potatoes. They are most active in the autumn. Here is a bit about them.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Last Post: 06/10/2014 at 14:45

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

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