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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 23:25

I painted some old white plastic chairs blue with special paint for plastic a few years ago. It's lasted quite well. I'll try that tip on the old green ones, thank you.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 23:21

Thank you Bev.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 17:58

Here is my Iberis, some of it. the two in the bed behind aren't properly out yet.


Large polytunnel and beds and no clue where to start

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:59

Glyphosate takes about 3 weeks for the weeds to die. The weeds absorb it through the leaves and then it kills the roots. It doesn't rest in the soil so when the weeds are gone you can grow things straight away.

That all looks almost professional and a lot for a beginner. Don't try to do it all at once. Nettles may take more than one go to get rid of. If you want to grow something straight away you could grow some tomatoes in the tunnel and clear a raised bed or two for growing something you like.

I think it would be a good idea to buy a good book on gardening. Amazon would have some at reasonable prices. It's a big subject and confusing at first. Also think wht you would like to grow and "Google" it for advice.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:57

But we hadn't mentioned heleniums, I have 3 sorts and I've just been splitting and moving a big yellow one. Heather as well - no Scots here?

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:51

Impatiens for my name and Iberis for the one my daughter gave me years ago which has seeded itself in the stones in the terrace and looks so pretty.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 18:46

Sowed runner beans in the GH today, and the French ones. Sowed peas, mangetout peas and perpetual spinach outside. Moved lots of plants into the cold frames. Did I say all this on the Morning Forkers thread? Had lunch in the garden, it was warm and sunny. Chicken salad with fresh herbs in it at last.

sowing a new lawn

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 17:10

It may not have been warm enough for long enough where you live. Wait a bit.

Rambling roses

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:31

I think the rose would struggle. Conifers suck all the moisture out if the soli with their fine surface roots, as well as the soil becoming acid.


Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:26

I'm not getting the emails either. It was good while it lasted!

Lovely day. Sown runner beans in GH. Put a lot of plants in the cold frames to harden off. Sown perpetual spinach outside. Peas this afternoon.

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no emails as well as small text

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