Busy-Lizzie


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Runner Beans

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 21:56

A lot of water in hot weather does help, but they always tend to drop off when it's hot.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:09

Wow, Fairygirl. We had the first big tomato for lunch. Had 3 Sungolds before that.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 19:00

What, no one here this evening. Are you all still on Morning Forkers? I'm still finding it confusing and wish it was just Hello Forkers.

Hot again today. Picked 2 buckets of peas and spent 2 hours podding them while watchinf A - Z of Gardening and Hampton Court Flower Show (recorded). Think I'm off peas!

Made courgette and mint soup which we are having cold tonight, like vichyssoise.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 18:47

That is lovely, Bob.

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 15:58

I do the steeping in vodka and sugar with raspberries too. Lovely in a Kir. Pour a little into a wine glass and tp up with white wine. Very popular here in France as an aperitif, especially with blackcurrant liquer and blackberry.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:27

Lovely garden, Netherfield, and so is Leadfarmer's though I've said so before!

Sick roses

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:21

Couldn't get your photo. Do the leaves look like this? Photo down below.

If so then it is nitrogen deficiency. Your roses need feeding badly. Feed in Spring when the leaves are coming out and again in summer after flowering, but now in your case. Use a high nitrogen rose fertiliser. Also some soil, particularly alkali and limestone, stop roses absorbing iron so you need to give them sequestrene or sequestered iron, which you can buy in garden centres. 

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My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:13

I made blackcurrant cordial with mine. With a little more sugar and boiled a little more you can make a syrup which is lovely mixed with Greek yoghurt or poured over vanilla ice cream.

full shade loving plants

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:09

Epimedium, has sprays of small flowers in spring, but grown mostly for foliage. Hosta, again leafy but some have lovely flowers - watch out for slugs. Brunnera Jack Frost, sprays of Forget-me-not like flowers in Spring or early summer, pretty frosted leaves that get bigger when flowers have died down. Pulmonaria, pretty flowers in spring (again!) and different chices of leaves. Lamium, but be careful which, some can be rampant. Cyclamen hederifolium flower in autumn and have very pretty leaves that last until the following late spring. I planted a few corms under a tree a few years ago and now there a lots, carpet of pretty pink flowers. I have "London Pride" a saxifrage, under that tree (deciduous) as well.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 09:55

Morning all. Hope you have a good holiday GG.

KEF, some small birds, like robins, are territorial. So if the hedge is not in their area they won't eat there.

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