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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:50

Sorry, I don't find Monty at all sexy. I find him nice but he sends me to sleep. Alan T. seems so much more alive.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:44

I've written about GW in 2 other threads before I saw this one. Seems only Hollie Hock was disappointed with Jo's cottage garden apart from me. Some I liked but he always designs in straight lines and I like some curves. I like cottage gardens to be a mass of flowers and colour.

I agree with Verdun too, how I miss Geoff Hamilton - so much more inspiring and inventive.

Verdun wrote (see)
Perhaps I'm just too fussy but I wasn't too impressed with GW this evening. I can remember Geoff Hamilton and his manner was inspiring. I like Monty but programme is stale already. Next week, when we have had a week's hot sushine, I expect I will be re-enthused!



Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:28

Most foxgloves are biennial which means sow first year flower the second. What does it say on the packet? Try looking them up with Google.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:24

I watched it, liked the chicken. Disappointed in Joe's cottage garden. He always designs with staight lines and I prefer curves and colour. He's better at contemporary. Monty's veg garden has to be the tidiest I've ever seen. Mine's a mess, but I'm gradually getting round it. Do weeds grow in winter in England? They sure do in France.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:19

My veg beds have manure put on them late autumn to be worked in in the spring but manure comes from my horses who eat a lot of hay full of wildflower seeds - which aren't wildflowers but are weeds in the veg garden. Seeds seem to survive the rotting process.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:12

Derek, that was interesting about Jethro Tull. In our charity quiz last night one of the questions was "who invented the seed drill?"

Did anyone watch GW or have you all recorded it? I was expecting a load of happy bunnies and lots of GW chat. Why does Joe Swift always design in straight lines? I thought a cottage garden would lend itself to curves and colour - but not according to Jo. Monty's veg garden is so tidy I find it a bit soulless, but it is empty at the moment. Why does my veg garden always have weeds? No, don't answer that one, it's because I don't weed it often enough!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:51

Hello Bunny, do you mean the ones on the right? They are Phlomis Russeliana.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:11

Can't say I fancy Geoff's outfit, think he should choose something else.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 19:09

I'm not SAD, just tired after last night. We didn't feel like doing all the washing up last night (42 people, charity evening) so I just bundled all the crockery and cutlery into the car (packed not loose!) and washed it all up this morning. Tomorrow got to clean kitchen and dining rooms for Sunday lunch guests.

Yesterday was lovely so I planted onion sets and sowed broad beans and mangetout peas. Have I posted that already?  All the packets said sow from February.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 18:22

I wish I looked like that !!

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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no emails as well as small text

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uploading photos

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