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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

whats-best-to-plant

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 17:48

Depends if it's sun or shade, acid or alkali soil, heavy or light, moist or dry! Also your own personal taste and what's available in the garden centre.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 17:46

Don't like violence and serial killers. Like a nice gentle romance. Like Joanna Trollope and Maeve Binchy and Libby Purves.

red-currant--spikey-caterpillars-

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:52

You say spikey bird poos, gooseberry saw fly caterpillars aren't spikey. Peacock butterfly caterpillars are spikey and black and white.

plants-for-containers-in-deep-shade

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:42

I have a clematis Perle d'Azur in shade. They grow it on a north wall in Sissinghurst garden. I also have Lonicera Henryi, but it's still quite young. I grow Busy-Lizzies and violas in my shady pots, and for perennials I have a purple Heuchera, London Pride and a Hosta.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 09:39

Morning all. Up late, slept badly. Wanted to weed round the sundial before it got too hot, it's in full sun. Gardening this morning, housework this afternoon, don't feel like any of it, want to read "50 Shades of Grey" that daughter has lent me. Bursting with curiosity after all the publicity.

can-any-one-please-identify-these-flowers

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:57

1. Knautia macedonica

2. Hollyhock

3. Rudbeckia ? laciniata

Cut them all back when they've finished flowering. If you cut the knautia to half it's height it may grow back and make some more flowers.

harvesting-butternut-squash

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:48

I read your post and was going to answer, but Bob has said exactly what I was going to say. When I harvest them they are beige.

unusual garden, unusual problem to make safe - any ideas?

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:45

I would do as Dove says. The children are far too important to take risks with.

cow-parsley-and-docs-

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 22:38

If you want it totally wild then just leave it, if you want it like a wild flower meadow or a bit tamed then cut it once or twice in summer, leaving it on the long side.

shady-bog-garden

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:13

There are plants that like damp shady places like Astilbe, Rodgersia, Candelabra Primulas and Hostas.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Why did you all start gardening?

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