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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Pot Roses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:56

Mine didn't survive outside either. But when I brought one indoors it went rather weak and spindly and didn't flower as well the following summer. I now look on them more as bedding plants or long lasting bouquets. But you may have better luck than me as I'm hopeless with house plants!

Cut roses

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 21:52

If the buds are tight shut they probably won't open, but looser ones probably will in the warmth of the house. Why don't you try it and see, then you'll know for next year.


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:20

Thank you for letting us know, DD. If you need anything just pick up the phone.

Don't blame you punkdoc. It looked quite grey and depressing here at 8ish. OH went back to sleep and I read my book and drank coffee in bed. But sun is coming out now.


Posted: 17/10/2015 at 10:13

Morning all.

Jo, thank you, some nice looking recipes there.

Must prepare the bedrooms for granddaughter (6) and grandson (4) who are coming to stay next week. School holidays.


Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:06

I've been making plant supports like that for years, since Alan Titchmarsh did it on GW, so much cheaper. I only use one plank of wood. Posted it on the forum once. That was a stunning garden, one person couldn't possibly do all that clipping.


Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:24

I prune roses in February/March. Gardeners World magazine said recently that climbing roses can be pruned in the autumn. I'm not good at pruning honeysuckle, tend to let it get too big then chop it down when it bugs me.


Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:22

Good that the flat is lovely though. You are so early to bed and early to rise Dove, I'm just the opposite!

Didn't make the chips, lily, thanks to Findus! I have potatoes in the garden but they make soggy chips. Don't know why as they roast really well. The French don't seem to do fish in batter, it's always in breadcrumbs. OH likes batter. Wish it was low calorie.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:28

My garden is in a sorry state now. 2nd frost this morning, -4°, dahlias, salvia Amistad, begonias in pots etc. all gone flop.

Plant advice

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 20:14

Pennisetum needs winter protection, I lost my mature plants one winter when I left them planted in a flower bed.


Posted: 16/10/2015 at 19:43

Have had fish and chips and runner beans picked before the frost got them. Bother, was hoping chips counted as one of the 5 a day. Runner beans must count even if they've got butter on them!

Glad DD's got the meeting to go to. Was going to ring her. Not good to be on her own at such a time.

Have shifted 10 barrows of manure from the paddock to the veg garden and removed 2 barrows of weeds from the veg garden to the heap. Outdoor tomatoes, sweet peppers and courgettes are blackened by the frost.

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