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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Moving tomatoes outside

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:54

As soon as you are fairly sure there won't be a frost you can put them out to harden off. You can always bring them in again at night if it looks like being very cold.Then you can plant them out about a week later. Normally, by now tomatoes can be planted out, but it's been a cold wet spring.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:51

Sorry, I was only meant to say my favourite and I haven't even mentioned it and that is bluebell.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:47

I love delphiniums too, chicky. I love my deciduous ceanothus, Gloire de Versailles. I have ageratum, Blue mink, grown from seed, blue irises and I'm waiting for my anchusa to come out - it's in bud. I have green, and gold leaved caryopteris for later in the year. A beautiful clear blue clematis has come out, but I've forgotten what it is. My Multi-blue, which is flowering, is more purpley.


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:15

It's a wonderful thing she's doing and for a very good cause. I expect she'll be fine, it'll be motivating with a sense of achievement when she's finished, even if she's exhausted and needs a little time and bed to recuperate afterwards.

Polycarbonate/Glass Greenhouse

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 12:38

If buying a GH again, I would probably go for toughened glass even if it's expensive. I had glass when we lived in Kent, the odd pane broke for various reasons, but here, in Dordogne I bought polycarbonate as I have horses in a stony paddock next door and they gallop about. Also, it was mail order and it was much lighter than glass so postage was cheaper. It's double polycarbonate so slightly warmer. But one wall pane did blow out a couple of times in gales and got trodden on by horse in paddock. We've repaired it with sticky tape and taped it in as well as using the clips and it's stayed put so far. But in the 8 years I've had it it has gone a bit yellow, but still light enough.


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:14

Yes, photos please.


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:40

Cold and damp here too. Rain forecast today. Going to do some ironing. Going into Périgueux this afternoon.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:35

Hello, gardeningfantic. I have about an acre of garden, but it's hard to tell as it's all round the house and some is grass, shrubs and trees. But I have about 8 acres of rather poor grazing in paddocks - but nice because it's full of wild flowers - and a lot of wild woodland. Deer, wild boar, stone marten, red squirrel, badgers, foxes, hares, and European grey dormice live in the woods.

My first OH (died) had the pillars built when we moved here as we had similar when we lived in Kent with roses growing up them. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:57

I grew 3 from seed 6 years ago. I gave one to a friend who moved house and didn't take it, she said it had got quite big. Mine died! The other went to my daughter who has just told me it has it's first (and only) flower! Hoping for more next year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:33

Sorry Gilly. Yes Fairygirl, I never understand why that should be.

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