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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Email notifications are back

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:25

So do I. I sent you a message, Blackest. Don't know if we get notified about that at the moment.


Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:23

Ericacious feed should help, in a pot it will need feeding anyway. Rain water is best for watering. Every year you should scrape away a bit of the top compost and give it some new ericacious compost. I think it looks hungry.

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 13:01

The link above didn't work, think it's not complete. Green alkanet. Try this one.

Deep flower bed - how to fill it

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:57

If they are raised the drainage should be OK, but for perennials and shrubs then good garden topsoil mixed with a bit of compost would be my choice. Not rocks and bricks. For shallow rooting veg or annuals you wouldn't need such deep earth.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:23

What a wonderful clematis. Now I'll have to look for that one.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:11

Good evening all, well I'm definately not first on tonight!

Been weeding (again), digging up the mole tunnels found in flower beds, edging and have planted out some nicotiana, snapdragons and agastache. Prepared place for penstemons which are still hardening off.

Kef, peas are hardy, I plant mine straight in the ground early April. They are up now.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:28

Forgot to say, the white trough is sort of plastic resin by Grosfillex. It is about 25 years old. We bought 5 of them and they have lasted incredibly well.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:27

Lovely epimedium.Tulips make me smile too, like bright jewels. Mine are nearly over. Wisteria is coming out.


Should I cut this Clematis back?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 17:09

Looking forward to it. I love seeing photos of people's gardens.

MOB rants

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 14:30

MMP although it started off as a tragic story the outcome and the 2nd OH was really encouraging. I hope the rest of her life will be happy. My childhood was lovely, my parents loved each other and all 6 of us.

I came here for a rant and ended up reading everyone's stories. My rant seems small now.

We loaded up the car and trailer with rubbish for the tip and re-cycling having had a clear out during the winter. OH was fed up with it sitting in the garage. Our tip has been changed from the convenient one to another, 20 mins drive away. It has always been open on Mondays and today in France is not a bank holiday. Anyway, the horrid tip was shut and a new notice on the gate said that from April it will be shut on Mondays and Fridays. We'll have to go again tomorrow. Back to the weeding!

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