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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 10:34

Exochorda "The Bride" in her wedding dress.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:58

Cheerypeabrain, your photos don't have white above and below and you can enlarge them by clicking on them, which is how it used to be. What did you do?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:55

What about "Purple Rain"?

I love these violas. Bought them as plugs last autumn.

 And this is my new bed now it's almost done.


Pruning a hornbeam hedge

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:29

It will make it more dense. It's still quite young so it's not a problem yet. The time to prune hornbeam hedges is August/September. You can do it with a hedge cutter, cutting the sides and along the top, keeping the bottom a bit wider than the top, not just straight up. I have one. Eventually it will get tall, even with cutting it and then it can be shortened by cutting the top off, but then mine is over 20 years old.

Planting clematis - distance?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:49

It also depends what variety they are. Clematis montana (an early one) can grow very big. So can clematis armandii.

does anyone know what it is??

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:44

Couldn't be a centurea could it? Perennial cornflower.


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.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

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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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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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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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

Can't upload photos anymore 
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