Busy-Lizzie


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Temporary housing for conservatory plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:52

Cacti can go on a sunny window sill. Rubber plants can also go on a light window sill but only some sun, not all day. I think it can go outside in summer. Don't know about stephanotis.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 22:40

What lovely fox films.


Bedtime. Nighties all.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:06

Just seen a Hoopoe!

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 15:09

1 - 2 or 3 notifications in the last couple of days.


2 - I did receive notifications but they have almost stopped since the re-design.


3 - I would like to receive them..


4 - My email provider is Hotmail.


5 - I have checked my junk folder, notifications are absent.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 14:55

Lovely garden.


I recently found an escholtzia growing out of a wall in my garden, it definitely wasn't there a few weeks ago! Photo today.

ID please

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:45

Another plant I'd wondered about is Lysimachia Firecracker.

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:31

Of course, in winter I don't water and in spring and autumn it depends on the rainfall.

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:30

A lot depends on where you live, the SW gets more rainfall than the East. Also the sort of plants you have and the type of soil, whether it's well drained or holds onto water.


I live in SW France where it can get very hot and dry, so I water flower beds every week or two and the vegetable garden, which is well drained, shallow soil on rock, every 2 - 3 days. I water the plants in pots every other day in summer I always give a good soak, little and often means the water doesn't get down to the roots. I have soaker hoses in the long thin flower beds and I use a sprinkler for the others.


Sometimes there is a water ban, but just here I'm lucky. I ring the local water board and there is usually plenty because of the rocks, caves and underground rivers.

French beans

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:16

They need to be warm to germinate.

ID please :-)

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:14

Well done sanjy!


Note of advice, the cinquefoil has a deep black root, get it all out, it sends off runners and gets everywhere if not kept under control.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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