Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:14

Whoop Whoop for Clari

Thanks all, I feel much more hopeful about the Cosmos now. I will pinch them out when they are bigger and, hopefully, they will grow bushy. Other years I've had tall ones in beds, but I don't think they really like the hot dry days in summer here. I wanted bushier shorter ones for pots so I can control the watering better and Antiquity looked lovely.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 10:08

I'm retired Linda, but I've loved gardening ever since we bought our first house when I was 21 and mother-in-law showed me what to do. I was a nurse, then had 4 children and moved to France. That was first husband's idea, I like England, well I like both but wouldn't have moved given the choice. He died some years ago, now have lovely 2nd OH. I'm glad you are enjoying your retirement.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:15

Thank you for the Cosmos advice. Was going to start a thread but you've both answered my question.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:14

Gardeners Boy, has your dad died? I seem to remember your parents having a diamond anniversary a year ago. You said your wife has carers, sounds as though you're not having a good time. Hugs and best wishes.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:04

Morning all. Grey and showery.

Dove "Antiquity" is the cosmos I'm growing, but I started it on a windowsill and they went leggy. They are now in the GH and growing their real leaves. Does anyone know if you can bury the stems a bit when potting up, like you do with tomatoes?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 08:56

Linda, I have over an acre  surrounding my old French farmhouse, the main flower garden behind the house is about 50m x50m, but there are other beds, lawns, shrub areas and veg garden on other sides. It's quite a lot of work so the standard of tidiness sometimes isn't very high!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 22:03

All my plug plants are potted up now, lost count, getting on for 350. Then there are the seeds I've sown, which aren't quite ready to pot up, but lots have germinated.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:51

Thank you, David.

Your magnolia looks very pretty like that but I hope it will be OK when the snow melts.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 16:42

Very windy here too, with the odd shower. Have been potting up plug plants in the GH.

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 16:40

I think your photos are lovely, Liri, but then I'm like you and my camera is quite simple. I take holiday and grandchildren snaps. And my garden, of course.

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