London (change)
Today 20°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 13°C


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:45

Lovely photos Mrs. G. There is a thread especially for photos of our gardens, but it's disappearing behind the other posts. We need to post on it to keep it up there.

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 16:33

I always blanch them, just a minute or 2 in boiling water then leave them to dry on kitchen towel on a tray and when cool remove kitchen towel, put tray in freezer and bag up when frozen so that peas stay separate. But you didn't ask for all that. Sorry! Being bossy!

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 15:40

Could the second one be Le Jardin de Saint Adrien in Langedoc-Roussillon?


Abundant Weed?

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:42

It was me who said "Help".

If it is impatiens balfourii, not the dreaded knotweed, they are smaller and quite pretty. But my daughter gave me some and now they are everywhere, but they are easy to pull up. But I wish I'd never had them in the first place.

Pond level dropping.....

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:33

My little pond is 2m x 1m and 18ins deep. I top it up with tap water. A pond can lose up to 10cm a week in hot weather. Of course leaving it in containers a couple of days would be better, if you can cope with it.

Hedge Identification Please.

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:24

I agree with PaulaH. They grow well near the sea, it's often a little cooler near the sea. Has it been very hot where you are?

Dead bulbs

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:20

They do look rather like gladioli. Were they bulbs or corms? If they are gladioli feed them and water them and the ones that are still green may flower. These ones look as though this hot dry weather has done for them or they weren't mature enough.


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:16

How annoying Mrs G. I don't suppose anyone would swop them?

We had lunch (salad) outside, but 30° in shade so come in. 25° in kitchen - feels cool!

This morning weeded runner beans. Knee high grass, must have been in the hay, it's a fast growing coarse variety that farmer uses for his cows. My horses ate it and it ended up in the manure for the beans! One bean has crossed over and is growing up the wigwam next door - just ready to trip you over when harvesting beans!

Then we went to the GC for trellis for the back of OH's arbour.

When we were in England I bought a yellow clematis that will grow in shade to grow up the arbour, but the ground is now hard and in this heat I don't feel like dealing with it.

sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:09

It could be the heat at the moment. Have you watered it enough? Would have needed quite a lot.

Abundant Weed?

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:07

Help!!! Dove's right! But it isn't too hard to pull up.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 412
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 2233
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 223    Views: 6155
Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 15:36

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2291    Views: 95037
Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 19:35

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 562
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 484
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25


Replies: 7    Views: 517
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 474
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 490
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 5299
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1243
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 850
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1784
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19


why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 797
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 2056
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35
1 to 15 of 16 threads