Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Winca - how can i get rid of it?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:09

I have had this problem. Don't know where the Vinca came from, I never planted it, but it tried to take over. I dug a lot out, but it wasn't as easy in my clay soil as Verdun says, the roots clung fast!

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 19:04

I think you have chosen some lovely plants too. I agree with Verdun about not planting in threes though. Lots of books and garden magazines advise it but it can be very expensive. I would fill gaps with annuals and divide the plants as they get bigger. I also agree with Verdun about Veronicastrum, a lovely plant for the back of a border But I do think you already have quite a lot of height at the back of your border.

One thing I am wondering though is that you have a big variety, a lot of plants. I think you may run out of space for them all when they have grown on a bit. Also it is good to have a few repeats in a border, gives more impact and balance.

What type of currant/fruit bush are these?

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:42

It's very hard to tell with bare stems, but I'm pretty sure the one in the second picture is a red currant.

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 18:38

What a practical person you must be Fairygirl! My choices were pretty flowers and a romantic novel. Fat lot of use they would be!


Posted: 04/12/2015 at 09:12

Morning all.

Glad to hear that Mr Chicky is on the road to recovery.

Woken by log man sawing logs, now have big pile to stack but the garden tractor won't start and we need it to pull the trailer of logs to the other side of the house.

OH has decided that he wants to take me to lunch to a seafood restaurant that he hasn't been to for years. I must be careful though, have lost 5lbs so far but it feels as though it's taking ages.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 16:45

Oh well done Verdun!


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 16:43

Have been outside weeding and planting violas and primroses.

Well done RB!

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:22

The Cherry Tree Carol

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:20

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 13:11

We've been to town to arrange the printing of the Carol Service booklets, get some gas, printer ink and fruit and veg. But before we went I let the horses into the winter paddock, which they found very exciting, even 27 yr old Archie galloped about.

Was -4° and frosty again this morning.

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