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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:39

Bump again, must see Beth Chatto's if poss. Has anyone read the book where she and Christopher Lloyd (Great Dixter) write to each other?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:32


I've had loads, they are taller than me, getting to the top of the trellis, need picking again, but - can't succeed all the time - the outdoor tomatoes were rubbish, got blight and the yellow courgettes taste horrid.


They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:37

I've lost all my echinaceas - again. Had several tries they just don't like this garden, nor do montbretias, nor lupins. Lysimachia punctata adores it, blast it! Dahlias are quite happy. Heleniums, after a couple of false starts, have settled in. Weeds think my garden is great!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:24

Hurray! Thank you Mrs. G - a super set of photos! 


Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:55

So sorry Mrs. G, I can understand you wanting to cry. You have the memories though.

Daughter's front door was totally smashed up, the door firm are fitting a stronger one. Luckily the neighbour called the police quickly. Thank you for your sympathy.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:38


Here's a Google pic of Renishaw Hall to give an idea. Looks lovely.


Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:33

Oh no, Mrs. G, what a shame. I would have loved to have seen them. Sorry I'm not techy.

Thank you Yviestevie. We didn't get to go there when we were in Shropshire, just a bit too far away.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:27

If I lived in England I would love to come. Green with envy!  Also that's the day of my grandson's baptism.

Wilting Beetroot Leaves

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:25

Have you watered them enough? Pots can dry out quite quickly in warm summer weather.

Knowing when to stop

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:24

I never have time to start when the summer comes! Either it's too hot, or there's a thunderstorm or we have friends and family to stay or we are going to England to see friends and family.

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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