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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 15:08

Now I understand why you didn't want it for your jewel border.

Pinching out Antirrinhums (Snap dragons)

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:30

I asked this question once on a gardening forum (forgotten which) but I didn't get many replies. Someone said they didn't, someone said you should. I've pinched some of mine and I'll see what happens, but the ones I pinched (about 6" tall) are bushier than the others, but it's too soon to tell.

plant food

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:25

No, I think your lawn will be happy, but there is special fertiliser for lawns. I don't think 4 spoons will be enough.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 12:21

People used to tie up stems and leaves to make the plant look tidier while dying down. Daffodil leaves must be left to die down for at least 6 weeks after flowereing as they put nourishment back into the bulbs. A sprinkle of fertiliser would help at this stage too. But thinking has changed now and daffodils prefer not to be tied.


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:57

My son has moved out but he will be moving back in this summer. He will be having an operation on his knee and builders will be in his house doing the loft conversion and a new kitchen. He lives about 35 mins away, his wife will have to deal with the builders!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:29

Thank you Chicky. I've been here since 1990. The house hadn't been lived in for 6 years and then only as a holiday home. It's an old farmhouse. The garden was the old farmyard but the previous people had pulled down the farm buildings and terraced it with 2 dividing walls. It was full of grass, nettles and brambles when we came. The topsoil was very thin as the house is built on rock and the farmyard was under the now lawn.

We had some topsoil delivered and a garden company to turn it into lawn and a professional to make the terrace. I dug all the beds afterwards. They didn't use weedkiller, just rotavated and flattened it so all the bindweed, couchgrass, nettles, brambles etc were still there but broken up into even more plants. Still having trouble with it! The topsoil was rubbish, full of clay,stones and roots. I spent the first winter picking it out before the garden people came in the spring.

The house was a mess too, so lots of work there as well. But I've had 23 years to do it in!

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:15


Just thought of something else having looked at the A - Z thread. Would Knautia Macedonica be any good or is it too bushy. Very easy to grow.


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:08

Stuck with J. Knautia for K - or have I jumped the gun?


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 11:04

It worked! So here is the terrace (could do with a clean and tidy-up) to show all the little plants that seeded themselves between the stones. Bet if I'd tried to do it myself it wouldn't have worked!


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:59

Going to try with photobucket. My garden is now looking springlike.


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