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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Plant id and rescue plans

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 18:24

There only seem to be 3 photos so far. There's something funny going on with the photos on the site as when you click on them to enlarge them they don't enlarge and they have white bands top and bottom.

First one is cinquefoil, which is a creeping potentilla and a pain in the neck. It sends down really deep tap roots at intervals and is fairly resistant to weedkiller. Got it in my garden!

Ex. C looks like a half dead thyme.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:55

I'm happy to be back in my own garden today, but I was happy on my trip to England too. I was happy looking at Sissinghurst woodland blue flowers.

 and my own garden


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:36

Is it just my computer or is there a problem with photos? They all have a white band above and below them and when you click on the photo it doesn't do the enlargement it did before.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:34

Full sun this morning, now sun and cloud, 14° in shade but was warm enough for lunch outside in the sun. I've been away (in England) and house sitter told me it was 25° on Wednesday.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:30

I planted loads of tulips in the autumn, but not that many have come up, must have been the cold wet winter that rotted them.

 Here is a bit of a new bed I've been making, not finished yet. Been away for 10 days and the clematis "Early Sensation" was in tight bud, now it's out.

Rose pruning and frost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

Thank you everyone for the replies.

I hope your foot recovers quickly Obelixx, very inconvenient time of year!

My roses are all shooting like mad now, finished pruning by end of March.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:48

In times of drought you shouldn't cut the grass too short where ever you are, but lawns here never have that velvety look that they do in England. The grass here is coarser.

water those poor souls!

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:35

BrummieBen, why are you now BrummieLeperBen? Have you been a naughty boy? I've been away (only in England, but no computer) so I've got left behind.

Border edging

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:33

Are they the same as housebuilding bricks? You can use them, they come in different colours - but I think you can get special ones that are more frost proof for gardens.

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:29

I'm in SW France where it should be warmer, but we had an awful winter. My hostas are only just starting to show.

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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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