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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:13

I love guinea pigs. My children had them when they were small. The babies were born tiny but like minature adults with fur. Soooo cute! They had no sense of personal hygiene though. They pooed any old where, but they lived in a cage with a run so I cleaned it out. The pet rabbits were clean and always went in the same place! Easier to clean out.


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:07

Can't grow acer dissectum here, I love them and have wasted money on them, we have frost, strong winds and hot sunshine and alkali limestone.

Feeling very virtuous, have cleared up all the dead stuff in my flower beds. Left it on for winter protection. It was 14°, took my coat off. Everything burning nicely on bonfire. Now it all needs weeding, top of soil forked over and mulching. But I like to do it when the plants are up a little bit more in case I damage something. May rotovate in veg garden tomorrow and plant potatoes.

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 19:01

Looks heaps better Bjay. I look forward to seeing more pics later in the year. You deserve a glass of something nice and feet up on comfy sofa.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 18:54

Cat deterents don't work. I have a cat, didn't ask for her, she was a rescue cat. I have a litter tray for her, which she uses if she's in the house, but when she's outside she goes in my flower pots, the veg. garden, the flower beds. If I put the litter tray outside she doesn't use it at all. I've bought every product ever made and chased her and turned the hose on her. Doesn't work. I live in the country, no neighbours to upset. There are plenty of places she could go in the surrounding woods and fields. I think cats are just untrainable. 

Forget me nots

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 14:49

I usually plant small plants in the garden in the autumn. I used to let them seed themselves, then I started getting a wild variety with tiny weeny flowers that I didn't want and ants seemed to like living in the roots of these, so now I pull them up when over and weed out any I'm not sure about. They are very hardy.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:55

And this Brunnera seeded itself. First time flowering.


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:51

Want to keep this going as spring is coming! Leonard Messel is out again.


Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:21

Dave, that's exactly the sort of garden I like, got it in one!

can you save seeds from cut flowers?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:16

If seeds come from F1 hybrid plants they probably won't come true.

Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:08

I always enjoy Gardener's World even if it's about the sort of gardening or planting I don't like. They have to cater for huge differences in taste and people with all sorts of size of garden. Monty's garden is quite big, so it would be nice to see something for smaller gardens, but one could adapt bits to fit one's garden. I have a big garden and I like loose and romantic with lawns, roses and flowers and, preferably, an old stone or brick wall somewhere. I don't like beds surrounded by box hedges, like the jewel garden, unless it's for a small formal front garden or a knot garden stlye for herbs.

It must be so difficult to get it right, especially with the awful weather. I like all the presenters, they are so friendly and full of enthusiasm, even if their taste isn't my taste.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Gallery 2014

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

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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Rose pruning and frost

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
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