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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Unhappy with new fence - doesn't match old

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:21

Wood changes colour with age. Different batches of wood can be different colours. Also it looks as though the dark wood has been stained, which is a wise thing to do anyway to help preserve the wood. It wouldn't be hard to stain the new wood a darker colour.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 22:18

Not selfish. My mother was great about it. After her fall and her hip replacement she asked to go in a home and she had already put herself on the waiting list of the home in her town. They looked after her until she died.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 14:33

Good luck in your new home and garden, Sweet Pea and may it be much better than the last one, with a lovely landlord.

It's my birthday

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 10:05

It will be my birthday in 16 days!

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 10:02

I've grown them, but they often don't survive the winter. They are much shorter than heleniums and the flowering period is a lot longer. My heleniums are doing well but this year I only have one gaillardia left from the 12 I bought as small plants 3 years ago.


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 09:54

Morning all.

The friends we are going to Italy with arrive this afternoon.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:10

What gorgeous pics. I love Mark's second one too, unusual.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:50

I agree about box too, hate the smell. Thanks for the names of the heleniums, Verdun. I've just ordered one called "Red Jewel" - anyone know it?

what will go with Delphinium summer nights

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:42

I think white cosmos would be lovely as it will flower through the summer when the delphiniums are over. And it's light and feathery so won't smother the delphiniums.

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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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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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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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