London (change)
Today °C / °C
Tomorrow °C / °C


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:33

Hasn't anyone visited any where yet? Or last year?

Here is part of the garden at the Chateau de Losse, not that far from where I live, a couple of years ago.


Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:13

Gosh, it shows how climate and soil can change things. Japanese anemones don't do at all well here, too hot in summer perhaps, aquilegias don't seed themselves (and I like them and I think their leaves are pretty!) My euphorbia Fireglow died and I've planted convolvulus cneorum 3 times and it didn't survive the winter! Verdun must have acid soil and a damper climate than me. I have limestone and hot dry summers, though at the moment it's unusually very wet!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:05

Cloudy, windy, but at least it's not actually raining at last and it's 13° so warmer than yesterday.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:56

I have some very tall rather rampant rudbeckias that get the chop. Almost time!


Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:45

May be omnivores, but they certainly eat their greens!

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:40

I hate bindweed which winds itself all round my most loved plants. And stinging nettles which do their best to get me before I've noticed them.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:25

Hello Verdun, thank you for the compliments. My garden is big, over an acre, fairly high maintenance but I love it. I'm just fretting at the moment because there is so much more to do in it and we've had 5 days of relentless rain.

Did anyone watch Chelsea Flower Show tonight? I always enjoy it even the bits I don't like!

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:20

I think they may have sorted the photo problem. Some have errors, but some blow up beautifully when you click on them and they don't have white bands anymore. I've looked back over several pages. Some great photos.

plant identification

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:03

Could you have been eating an apple when you sowed them?!!

plant identification

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:02

Yes, that one looks like a clematis. But not the other one!

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 2115
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 200    Views: 5116
Last Post: Today at 21:38

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2212    Views: 86138
Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 14:38

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 492
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 433
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25


Replies: 7    Views: 471
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 425
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 434
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 5045
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1144
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 766
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1662
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19


why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 742
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 1943
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
Replies: 6    Views: 628
Last Post: 11/12/2012 at 13:06
15 threads returned