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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Full sun fragrant climbing rose

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 19:00

How strange, I had Albertine in England and I have it here in France and it's one of the most fragrant roses I know. If you look it up on the RHS site it says very fragrant and also on this link for David Austin roses it says strong fragrance.

Have a look a the David Austin roses, there are some lovely fragrant climbers there. Falstaff is a lovely deep crimson fragrant one.

Just bought Sambucus Nigra "Black Lace" 30cm tall

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:53

They grow pretty quickly and I think it would prefer to be planted, unless it's somewhere like in a lawn and risks getting mown over!

plats id please

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:52

And they are sideways, but I'm pretty sure the 3rd one is a weed.

Bug ID help needed

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:50

I think they are blackfly, especially as there is an ant there. Aphids, black and green are like cows for ants who milk them. Spray with soapy water. I don't know what they will do to sambucus, but they can ruin broad beans.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 18:30

Here is a blue phlox of some sort, forgotten which it is. It got very battered by the rainb and I tied it up so it's not looking it's best. In real life it's a lovely clear pale blue, not sure how the photo


will be.

My New Arbour

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:37

Artjak, cushions are on the shopping list. What with all the gardening, don't think I've time to make them!

Was thinking of clematis up the sides, a bit shady, dappled shade under the pseudo-robinia, but will look up Spirit of Freedom - just love the name and I like David Austin roses.

What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:33

I have a Falstaff in a pot, not out enough for a photo, but here is a Google one.


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:28

Gardeningfantic, I love your garden. Birdy's peonies are such a fabulous colour, think I've said both those comments before, but it's still true!

As for Deano's veg garden it's so tidy and beautiful. Mine's a mess. Here's mine, more advanced, but it is France - even though this spring has been fairly awful.

 I use permeable fabric to keep the weeds down, can't cope with the veg and the flowers otherwise and weeds here are very vigorous! Did you know it takes 5 weeks for groundsel to get from seed to full-flowering maturity? And groundsel isn't a particularly difficult weed.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:09

This pink rose smells wonderfull, but I've forgotton it's name, planted it about 21 years ago.

This yellow day lily is perfumed too. My son gave me the cornflower for Mother's Day when he was about 10 or 11 and he's now nearly 30!

 Oriental poppies are coming out. Looking more summery.



Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 23:16

Glad you enjoyed your hols Dove. Super looking hosta, don't think I've seen that one before.

Been too busy, then too tired to look here (slept in front of telly) and everyone's been writing in tonight. Some nights when I look in there's not so much.

Had first sunny day for some time, windy though. Did lots of gardening.

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