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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 22:55

Lovely, Wintersong and Verdun. What a lot of colour you both still have!

eleagnus x ebbingei cut back to boundary.

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 22:45

Sounds as though you've already done that for them! Perhaps you ought to present your bill!


Posted: 15/10/2015 at 22:09

What a shock you've all had, hope your OH is OK, best place at the moment is hospital to get it sorted, good that the docs said not to worry. Hugs.xx

eleagnus x ebbingei cut back to boundary.

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 21:03

As Liri says, the cutting back should thicken it up. You are allowed to cut what is overhanging your garden, but what you cut off belongs to your neighbour.

Big dead tree

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 20:22

I grew a wisteria up a dead pine tree once, had to use a lot of manure, a few years later the trunk rotted at the base and fell over!

Where did I go wrong?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 20:19

Did you manure the ground? Have you got stones? Is the soil very heavy? Is the soil shallow? Did you thin out the plants to give them room to develop? Did they get enough water? Can be tricky blighters!! At least you got them to germinate, can be difficult!

It's my birthday

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 11:56


Hello Lulu, happy belated birthday. Thought you might like this card.



Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:50

Morning all. Hope it's just plotting Punkdoc! Welcome back, we were getting worried.

Grey, cold and drizzly here.

Hosta and Lyns day out

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:45

Thank you Lyn. When I last went it was one June, looks very different at this time of year.


Posted: 15/10/2015 at 09:43

When I replaced a dead climbing rose (it had been decimated by deer over the years, now have a fence) I removed 2 wheelbarrow loads of earth and replaced it with earth from the veggie garden, compost and manure. New rose is doing OK.

I have read that you can plant a new rose in a large cardboard box with new soil and compost and then dig a hole and plant the box in the place.

Mycorrhizal fungi, bought from garden centres, spread over the roots, help.

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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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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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