Busy-Lizzie


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Help wanted for planters for front garden

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:21

For the big one you will be a bit limited for colours by the shade. Will you be watering them? Because there is dry shade and damp shade which can suit different types of plants. In shade it can help to have foliage shape texture and colour. Plants - Hostas, Astilbe, Brunnera "Jack Frost", Pulmonarias, hardy Fuchsia such as "Lena", Epimediums, Heucheras, Primulas, Astrantia, some of the hardy geraniums.

What an amazing forum this is

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:13

As I live in France I really enjoy the contact with English gardeners. Joined the forum a few years ago.

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:10

I was away for the weekend, OH forgot to record GW

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:07

I wonder if there are bluebell woods in North Suffolk or South Norfolk? Where's Blickling Hall, Nut? We are going to our cottage near Diss in April.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:35

Welcome back Topbird.

Lovely day, I've been gardening.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:07

Warm sunny day.

Washed greenhouse shelves and put up the temporary shelving on trestles for my plug plants which should arrive this week. Put out the heated mat, turned on the heated cable in sand, plugged in the 3 electric propagators and the little electric heater and put all my baby plants from last month and last week's sowing in the GH. They had been on window sills but some started going a bit leggy.

Planted out mangetout peas, sown 1 month ago and sowed some more directly in the earth in veg garden.

Then finished weeding the kitchen terrace beds, and swept a lot of twigs off the paving, fallen off the lime tree.. Kitchen terrace is 15m x 15m.

Planted out some violas and 3 erysimums in the greengage bed.

plants on a balcony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 10:22

I water the pots on my terrace every day in summer when it's hot here in SW France.

You should be able to plant exotics and Mediterranean plants then, like banana plants, agave, cannas, bamboo. Or certain grasses, lavender, small leafed hebes.

Makes sure the balcony can bear the weight and watering won't leak onto anyone else's property. I you make something like a roof garden you may need planning permission.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:29

Morning all. Looks like being a lovely day.

Came home from daughter's last night.

My email notifications seem to have stopped. Bother.

Lovely well, DD. A wrought iron gate or fence piece would look nice but may be too pricey.

plants on a balcony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:22

A lot of pot plants would be suitable, it depends on your taste. Do you like colourful annuals or calm greens and evergreens? Modern or cottagy?

There are several useful sites about balcony gardening, like this one.

http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/25-charming-balcony-gardens/ 

Crop rotation

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:16

One word of warning - I wouldn't put tomatoes close to potatoes. They are the same family and both are prone to the same blight, so if one gets blight then the other is likely to.

I put perpetual spinach with beetroot and lettuces last year and they did well. That soil had been manured in the autumn.

Plant the sweet corn in a block, not a row, it makes fertilisation easier.

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