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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

How to restrict the spread of a climber?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:59

The advising of replies doesn't seem to be working at the moment.

shady front garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:37

Ferns would be good! But how do the Buddleia and the Rosemary feel about being in the shade? I thought they preferred sun.


Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:34

I have Eremurus, only disadvantage is short flowering season. Now I know why it does well here. Very cold winters and hot summers in Dordogne. I cut the flowers down when I get round to it.

horse manure in plastic bags

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:29

I have horses, so I just leave it in a pile for a year until it is black.

What are these plants please?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:28

Looked up snowberry and I agree. When I was a child there was one by the church and my brother, sister and I used to play marbles with the berries. Now I see that it is poisonous and a skin irritant! Didn't affect us. I've never know what it was - after 40 years of gardening!

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.


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.


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