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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 23:06

Didn't rain today, amazing. Planted 3 big troughs and 2 pots with gazanias, petunias, rudbeckia Tiger Eye and snapdragons and 1 trough with pink flowered Toscana strawberries. Finished planting the oval bed (annuals in gaps between perennials) and finished weeding the big herbaceous border. Got out a whole barrowload of goosegrass.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 16:17

My baby rhododendron in a pot and my golden philiadephus, also in a pot, are coming into flower.



Posted: 02/06/2013 at 12:07

I've grown it too, but was a little disappointed. Cropped OK, but the skins were a little tough and the flavour not a good as I'd read it was. Sorry, hope you like yours though.

Would you divide this Lupin?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 12:05

I would sow seed as well. Don't think you can divide lupins as they don't like root disturbance and I think they have a tap root.

My New Arbour

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 11:53

That's OH in the arbour. It was his delayed birthday present, should have been February! It's a very old wall and it's staying put!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:49

I would be happy to look like Rachel de Thame!

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:26

You mean when it wouldn't let you sign in? How frustrating! It's letting me type at the moment.

My New Arbour

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:22

Hello Scotcat. I have a new arbour too. We wanted one like yours, with a roof, and we saw one on the forum with a roof, but we live in France and couldn't find one anywhere. I found a mail order one, but it was nearly £900! Too much. Eventually we found ours as a flat pack from a DIY place in the middle of the countryside near a small village! Here it is, a bit in the distance:-


Trouble typing on some of the threads

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:10

Has anyone else got this problem? When I type on some of the threads on the GW site letters keep getting left out and sometimes I have to press the keys quite hard to make them work. As I type this it's OK, but I just answered a question on compost and it was very bad, some threads are worse than others. Doesn't happen anywhere else, emails etc, so can't be my laptop.

Used and old compost - is it good for anything?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 09:06

I never empty my pots completely, cost a fortune in compost! I top up the top few inches with fresh compost and add slow release fertiliser.

I've used old compost like yours, mixed up well and it was OK.

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uploading photos

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