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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Planting for a Philosophy Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:01

My winter pansies and violas are still in flower in early May. I dig them up to plant the summer bedding in late May and sometimes it seems a shame when they are still in flower.

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 13:07

I have sun! Love carrot cake

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:41

Come in for lunch. Finished digging and manuring new strawberry bed. Cut branches off huge smoke bush and done some other bits of pruning. Now it's all lying on the lawn and needs clearing up. Any volunteers?

Ancient Apple tree

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:39

It may take a couple of years as it will involve removing some branches, especially central ones and crossing over ones, so don't do it all at once. Here is some advice to click on from the RHS.

Too early for annual seeds?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:34

I start sowing annuals in March. I have 3 little heated propagators and a cold greenhouse with a sand filled frame with a warming wire in it, where I put the baby plants once they are up. I've found that if you sow too early plants can go leggy from not enough light and unless you heat the greenhouse (expensive) you may lose plants if there is a very cold night.

But sweetpeas are hardy and it's best to sow them in autumn or February to give them a good start. But the young plants will need some protection, such as cold frame, cold greenhouse or porch.


Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:21

You could try a clematis montana, but it will have to be a big pot without much sun shining on the pot itself. Put crocks in the bottom then good earth then compost. It will need a lot of watering as it is quite vigorous.

Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:05

I was so sorry to read your story. I really hope it's a misunderstanding about what was yours and that the police sort it out.

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 08:25

Good morning, good heavens I'm first up, unless someone nips in while I'm typing.

Glyn, I chose Harlow Carr from last year's album partly because you said you were going on Saturday, so I hope you have a lovely time. I wonder what it's like in February?

Forecast was for 0° this morning, but it's -6° and frost.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:54

This is the sort of garden I like, Harlow Carr, last August.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:41

Just read everything and everyone seems to have gone to bed. Goodnight.

Watched Monty Don, liked Giverney best. He pronounced it in a funny way, not like the French. It was the only one with lots of flowers, which is what I like. Don't think anything can beat an English garden. Visited several last year.

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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

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Rose pruning and frost

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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