Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

My New Arbour

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:37

Artjak, cushions are on the shopping list. What with all the gardening, don't think I've time to make them!

Was thinking of clematis up the sides, a bit shady, dappled shade under the pseudo-robinia, but will look up Spirit of Freedom - just love the name and I like David Austin roses.

What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:33

I have a Falstaff in a pot, not out enough for a photo, but here is a Google one.



Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:28

Gardeningfantic, I love your garden. Birdy's peonies are such a fabulous colour, think I've said both those comments before, but it's still true!

As for Deano's veg garden it's so tidy and beautiful. Mine's a mess. Here's mine, more advanced, but it is France - even though this spring has been fairly awful.




 I use permeable fabric to keep the weeds down, can't cope with the veg and the flowers otherwise and weeds here are very vigorous! Did you know it takes 5 weeks for groundsel to get from seed to full-flowering maturity? And groundsel isn't a particularly difficult weed.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:09

This pink rose smells wonderfull, but I've forgotton it's name, planted it about 21 years ago.


This yellow day lily is perfumed too. My son gave me the cornflower for Mother's Day when he was about 10 or 11 and he's now nearly 30!


 Oriental poppies are coming out. Looking more summery.




Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 23:16

Glad you enjoyed your hols Dove. Super looking hosta, don't think I've seen that one before.

Been too busy, then too tired to look here (slept in front of telly) and everyone's been writing in tonight. Some nights when I look in there's not so much.

Had first sunny day for some time, windy though. Did lots of gardening.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 23:06

Didn't rain today, amazing. Planted 3 big troughs and 2 pots with gazanias, petunias, rudbeckia Tiger Eye and snapdragons and 1 trough with pink flowered Toscana strawberries. Finished planting the oval bed (annuals in gaps between perennials) and finished weeding the big herbaceous border. Got out a whole barrowload of goosegrass.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 16:17

My baby rhododendron in a pot and my golden philiadephus, also in a pot, are coming into flower.




Posted: 02/06/2013 at 12:07

I've grown it too, but was a little disappointed. Cropped OK, but the skins were a little tough and the flavour not a good as I'd read it was. Sorry, hope you like yours though.

Would you divide this Lupin?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 12:05

I would sow seed as well. Don't think you can divide lupins as they don't like root disturbance and I think they have a tap root.

My New Arbour

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 11:53

That's OH in the arbour. It was his delayed birthday present, should have been February! It's a very old wall and it's staying put!

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