Busy-Lizzie


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Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 21:51

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I'm growing a different one this year called Antiquity. But sometimes I wonder why I bother, they don't seem to like the hot dry summers in Dordogne.

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 17:18

Sending hugs for Chicky, what a worry it must all be. Hopefully Mr C's meds will be sorted and he'll feel better.

M&S food is yum, Yvie. I hope secondborn's house is lovely when it's done.

I'm going out to a restaurant with friends. Must get ready. OH has gone to choir practice. I feel a bit grubby, having been gardening for over 3 hours.

Identify plants

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 17:13

Don't forget to sent a photo of the flowers, Uncle, we'll be wanting to know what it was.

Turning soil, sub soil and top soil

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 13:46

2 feet isn't too bad at all. It's less than that in parts of my garden before you hit rock. That's 60 cm and I grow roses in pots that deep.

wot daff

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:21

I have some Ice Follies and they look like that.

Overgrown backgarden

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:14

Tackle a bit at a time, less daunting than thinking of the whole lot. You have quite a few stinging nettles in there so be careful! If you want a wildlife garden they are good for certain caterpillars and butterflies, but I would confine them to a corner. The rest need digging out and their fine orangey roots run sideways.

As Fairygirl says, I would tidy up, remove anything that you really don't want. Then sit back and plan with a good gardening book.

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 10:02

I sowed mine yesterday, they are on a window sill, but soon I will get the heating organised in the greenhouse. I have heated mats, a cable in sand and 3 electric propagators (which are also on the window sill at the moments with tomatoes and other seeds in them).

Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 09:58

A lot of people would call it a weed. It spreads and is quite hard to get rid of. But it is a pretty weed for wild and woodland places. I wouldn't plant it in a flower border.

Turning soil, sub soil and top soil

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 09:53

Should be OK if you choose hedging that will grow on chalk, such as hornbeam, which I have. I wouldn't enrich the soil too much, just choose the right hedge. Then give it a mulch and keep it watered until it's established. There is a limestone quarry down the road from me and the topsoil here is very thin but there are still lots of trees growing in it.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 09:43

Morning all.

I'm glad your Dad's op went OK, Lesley.

Have a lovely holiday Lily P. Have you said where you are going?

It was so sad about SG Lily's friend, I remember her posts last week. Hugs to you Lily.

Gardening for me today, but it doesn't look as nice outside as they said it would be. Grey with a chilly wind.

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