London (change)
Today 25°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 16°C


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

A garden full a weeds!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:57

Oh dear Bookertoo, sounds horrendous. But that's why you use glyphosate first. When I rotovate now I weed first and I pick up any stray weeds it throws up. The professional firm who made my main lawn didn't spray and they rotavated without removing any weeds and all the couch grass, creeping buttercup and cinquefoil crept back into the flowerbeds.

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:43

I would use a mixture, but others may say differently. Here in France I wouldn't have the choice as they don't sell J I, but I found it very good in the past. I use organic fertiliser which is slow release so you don't need to renew it very often, perhaps monthly it should say on the packet. I hope the pot is quite deep.

A garden full a weeds!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:38

Hello Verdun, It depends how much time and energy you have. I love my rotovater as my garden is too big and it saves me so much work, it's so easy to use. But I will admit that digging is best.

A garden full a weeds!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 10:31

Depends if you want to use weedkillers or not. I would spray the lot with glyphosate. It takes a little time to work as the plants absorb it through the leaves into the roots, but you can plant afterwards as it doesn't stay in the soil. Then rake the dead weeds off, then dig or rotovate the plot. But  there are weeds like bindweed, if you rotovate be careful that the roots are removed beause if they are chopped up it will make more plants.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:52

OH does most of the mowing, but we have a tractor mower - a man toy! I do weeding, pruning and planting.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:43

My oriental poppies are coming out.

 And the double aquilegias are still in flower, been out some time now.

 And the pansies round the sundial are still well out.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:33

GG thanks for showing us the photos of your lovely garden. I was hoping for one of your hair after your comments last night!

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 23:28

A lovely day at last. Removed 3 barrowloads of weeds, dug, manured and planted in a bed that I hadn't touched for a year or sorted properly for 2 years. Got depressed with it because the deer kept eating the plants I wanted and the plants that survived were the extra vigorous sort. Ache.

OH fenced the main flower garden against deer, but this bit is outside the fence.

Had smoked salmon and home grown salad for lunch sitting in the sun. Felt like being on holiday.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 14:46

You have a lovely garden, Wintersong. And not a single slug nibble on the hostas. They all enlarged very well too. Bet you are looking forward to the greenhouse!

Delphiniums from seed

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 13:15

So would I and keep repotting them so they don't get rootbound.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 1960
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 82    Views: 1571
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 18:53

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 1968    Views: 72616
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:33

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 435
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 393
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25


Replies: 7    Views: 430
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 384
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 390
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 123    Views: 4709
Last Post: 18/11/2013 at 14:04

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1078
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 702
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1573
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19


why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 694
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 1815
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
Replies: 6    Views: 594
Last Post: 11/12/2012 at 13:06
15 threads returned