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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:54

Oh dear, that sounds very gardeny for Fork Handles!

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 21:53

Re-sowed the broad beans today. Sowed about 1 month ago, found about 5 that had germinated, don't know where the others went. Sowed on a lovely day then it poured and froze - must have rotted.

Did anyone watch GW? I just don't get it with grasses. Don't like them, either look like weeds or dead. Monty's veg garden looks amazing and very expensive. Love Carol's enthusiasm, we went to Bosvigo in June 2011, wasn't like that then - the flower gardens around the house were lovely, woodland mostly over.

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:30

Thanks Bjay, I must try that.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:24

Chicky, liked looking at your pictures. I have a little electic GH heater, 3 electric propagaters and a sand bed with a warm cable in it. That manages to keep it about 5° warmer than outside at night and the real babies have warm feet!


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:11

Don't prune the rhododendron. When it has finished flowering you can pick the dead flowers off very carefully to tidy it up. It will be making new shoots under them for next year. Don't water with alkali water, rain water is best.

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:06

When I made Hot Cross buns the recipe said to put everything in at the start. It wouldn't rise properly and I ended up with Hot Cross rocks. Bjay, I see your dough has risen before you put the fruit in. What about the spice?

Raised beds coming on well.

How have your gardening tastes changed over the years.....

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:17

I did try growing purple pennisetum once. 3 plants, they had about 3 flowers each and died in the winter. I was told it would look like this:


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:08

Morning all. Raining here. Going shopping. Wish they had Hot X buns in France. It's not a Bank Holiday. Unholy lot, the French. But they do have more Bank Holidays than England.

Oh deer, Bunny, ha ha.


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:02

Good morning all. Raining here, but yesterday afternoon turned out quite nice. Pruned the last prickly rambling rose - yes, I know ramblers should be pruned after flowering, but it is a very prickly Albertine with dead wood in the middle that I couldn't reach last summer for new growth, whippy stems and leaves.

About a month ago we had a warm spell, sun and 16°, so I sowed mange tout peas and broad beans. Peas are coming up, no sign of beans. I had a little dig about and they've disappeared. Going shopping this morning, I'll have to buy more seeds.

I hope, Verdun, that when you've recovered from whatever it was, you'll tell us why. Hope it doesn't hurt.

How have your gardening tastes changed over the years.....

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:10

Funnily enough, I think my tastes haven't changed. I love roses, penstemons, delphiniums, campanulas, phlox. I don't like grasses, never have. They have no colour worth speaking of, no decent flowers and they remind me of weeds. Verdun will hate me for that! Sorry Verdun

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