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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie


Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:55

Funny, I haven't had any emails since Monday about Morning Forkers. Just been catching up.

What a beautiful place to go fishing Blackest.

It has poured here for 5 days, now it's stopped. Ground too wet for gardening in the beds so may start planting up tubs today with annuals for summer. Some of my nicotianas actually rotted in the open cold frame where they were hardening off. Put a load back in the GH.

Enjoyed watching Chelsea last night. I like the natural planting like some of you. I like Chris Beardshaw's garden and Chris is pretty easy on the eye too!

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:33

Hasn't anyone visited any where yet? Or last year?

Here is part of the garden at the Chateau de Losse, not that far from where I live, a couple of years ago.


Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:13

Gosh, it shows how climate and soil can change things. Japanese anemones don't do at all well here, too hot in summer perhaps, aquilegias don't seed themselves (and I like them and I think their leaves are pretty!) My euphorbia Fireglow died and I've planted convolvulus cneorum 3 times and it didn't survive the winter! Verdun must have acid soil and a damper climate than me. I have limestone and hot dry summers, though at the moment it's unusually very wet!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:05

Cloudy, windy, but at least it's not actually raining at last and it's 13° so warmer than yesterday.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:56

I have some very tall rather rampant rudbeckias that get the chop. Almost time!


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:45

May be omnivores, but they certainly eat their greens!

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:40

I hate bindweed which winds itself all round my most loved plants. And stinging nettles which do their best to get me before I've noticed them.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:25

Hello Verdun, thank you for the compliments. My garden is big, over an acre, fairly high maintenance but I love it. I'm just fretting at the moment because there is so much more to do in it and we've had 5 days of relentless rain.

Did anyone watch Chelsea Flower Show tonight? I always enjoy it even the bits I don't like!

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:20

I think they may have sorted the photo problem. Some have errors, but some blow up beautifully when you click on them and they don't have white bands anymore. I've looked back over several pages. Some great photos.

plant identification

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:03

Could you have been eating an apple when you sowed them?!!

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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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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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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