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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 19:45

Here's your prize, Verdun.


Evergreen Hedge

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:56

It can be managed if it is clipped or pruned. Eleagnus, privet, photinia Red Robin, escallonia. Here is a site with lots of suggestions.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 16:39

Sun and cloud in Dordogne 18°.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 08:38

Birds don't usually fly into mirrors unless they feel agressive, eg mating season. As they approach the mirror they see themselves and think it is another bird. It's not like windows when the glass is clear.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 23:02

Snap for hydrangea, Fairygirl. Petiolaris is the only one that likes it here anyway.


Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:59

Super looking cakes.

My Mother-in-law gave me some London's Pride when we moved into our first house in 1973. I took some with me when we moved to Kent in 1978. Then we moved to France in 1985 and to our 2nd house in France in 1990 and then my Sister-in-law gave me some which I still have in 2 places. She said I had given it to her. Now you've reminded me I think I'll put some in the shady end of my new bed.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:24

Honeysuckle, an essential I think. I have several and their scent fills the air when they are out.

Rotovating Re-Claimed Land

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 16:00

I would spray it all with glyphosate. When it's dead it's not hard to rake it all up. Then rotavate. I know it'll take longer but it's worth it. Our lawn used to be an old farmyard that a previous owner had added earth to. When we bought our house it had been empty for 6 years. The ?lawn was full of nettles brambles and weeds. We hired professionals to deal with it as we were busy doing the house. They just mowed it all then rotavated, then sowed grass and I regretted it for years afterwards. Especially as it had bindweed as well which got into the beds.

sun dried toms

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 15:44

Hello Alan. I tried once. One dried properly, the others went mouldy! Are you using a pad or a laptop? I don't think smileys work on a pad.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 10:19

You can crop strawberries in their first year, MMP, but remove the flowers for the first few weeks after planting out to help the roots get established and improve the plant strength. I have Toscana as well which are to go in a pot, but I put violas in it, so they will have to wait.

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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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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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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