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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Cottage garden lawn ideas?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 20:57

I've seen seed mixes for wild flower meadows in garden centres. My brother-in-law did one from a packet of seeds he bought somewhere in the Cotswolds.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 20:54

Ref. Morning Forkers.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 20:53

 Verdun is a nice man of good judgement, an expert gardener, who happens to like cake.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 20:50

We must both be people of good judgement Verdun!

What are these plants please?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:06

I would make a guess at :

1 Pyracantha - has it got sharp thorns? Will have berries later.

2 Escallonia, pink ones too.

3 Seems to have leaves like previous ? white escallonia

4 ?

5 Hebe, but not sure which, how big is the plant?

6 Has a flower like comfrey, not sure about leaves, what is it, a shrub or soft and leafy? Tall or short?

7 Kolkwitzia

8 Something in the pea family.

Try looking them up on Google. You don't say how big they are or what sort of habit or whether they are woody etc. But I hope I've helped with some.

 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 18:47

I think he sounds rather nice.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 18:46

Poor Verdun, is it because he's a man?

Invisible something eating my roses

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 16:45

These are some of my roses that the deer ate when we were away. They had been eaten in the garden so I dug them up and put them on the kitchen terrace in pots to rescue them as they were getting very poorly. At least the deer left a dropping so the mystery was solved. It doesn't come on the terrace when we are here, but there was a house sitter.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27911.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27912.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 It ate leaves and buds but not the old and going over flowers.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 08:14

It was 31° yesterday, 34° forecast for today. Too hot for me. Going to lunch with son after Church.His parents in law are there for the w/e.

Loads of French beans and courgettes, some tomatoes, 1 cucumber nearly ready. Mangetout peas finished and peas almost over. Lots of potatoes. It looks a mess, haven't had time to keep weeds down, must weed leeks. But so long as it produces.

back yard

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 14:32

Spray everything with Glyphosate first, it needs leaves to absorb it. You will never get the roots out of the concrete by hand. When you pull up a nettle there is often a satisfying length of root on it, but a lot more will have been left behind.

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