Busy-Lizzie


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Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:45

I like pricking out and  potting on in the greenhouse on cool days and planting in the flower beds, best. To do with being involved in the garden, but not actual work, I like wandering around sniffing the scent of the flowers, especially roses.

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:41

I use pencil to write on white plastic labels, 2B, long lasting. But this year I found a web site with black labels and a white paint pen, reasonable price, so I'm giving them a go for plants in the borders. Looks quite pro!

Rudbeckia - Cherry Brandy

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:39

Well, I'm not growing them again. Poor germination, poor growth, dull dusky red flowers and they all died in the winter. But it was -8° a few times.

This year I'm trying Zinnia Profusion Cherry which are already starting to flower, bought as plug plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:52

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:41

Which markers?

re-using compost in containers

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:40

I would use it again for radishes. When used for bedding plants I change the top 6 inches and give long lasting fertiliser pellets. But radishes don't need a rich soil or they grow lots of leaf at the expense of radish. But I don't know how often you can do it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:36

Morning all.

Farrier has been and trimmed horses' feet. Hannah was naughty and didn't want to be caught until I got a bucket of horse nuts - which was her cunning plan. I don't like doing that, it's like a reward, but farrier had other clients to go to.

Wish plumber would come back and re-attach the outside tap, pots need watering. Said he'd come first thing and it's after 10.30am.

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 23:20

http://spiritualnetworks.com/file/pic/photo/2014/02/0f13502c7d511b50f8a1929df0eb9115_500.jpg

 

Happy birthday Yvie, is it on 27th or 28th?

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:33

One good thing about the leak - I've sold my old cooker to the plumber's son! I was going to clean it and advertise it, but he's taken it away dirty so I gave him a discount.

Finished planting all my pots and troughs. Have quite a few seed grown tatty looking petunias left over. They should have been potted on again, but now I don't need them anyway.

Womble, garden is coming on beautifully.

Lily, my favourite sort of ice cream  that they don't sell in Dordogne

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:28

Planted the pots, including some herbs, on the kitchen terrace. That's all the pots done now. Have quite a lot of rather tatty looking petunias left over.

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