Busy-Lizzie


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 19:11

It was a lovely day today. I sowed tomatoes and more broad beans in pots. And I sowed petunias, Cosmos Antiquity, and Didiscus. Then I did some pruning.

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:27

Oooh, that is just how I want mine to look.

Deer eating our privet-tips to repair and control?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:14

I have horses and electric fences and a hornbeam hedge. The electric fence doesn't stop the deer, they jump it and eat the hornbeam hedge.

New turf on old flowerbed

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:12

You will need to get perennial weeds out. Grass doesn't do that well where there is deep shade but you can buy grass seed mixes for shade. If it's always damp too you may have a problem with moss.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:08

It's been a lovely day, up to 13°. But now the sky looks quite menacing;

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 18:06

I planted one against a wall last year. It's 2 feet tall now, I'm waiting with bated breath.

Clean slate - now what?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 17:59

Can your funds run to pots or containers to put on the huge patio which you can sow flowers, veg and/or herbs into? Then you'll have some produce and nature while you are planning what to do next and waiting for the lawn to establish.

Let Google help.  https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=garden+design+ideas&biw=1188&bih=539&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjj3MLE4MDLAhWI7hoKHfsYB-sQ_AUIBigB  

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 14:22

Rachel de Thame trained with the Royal Ballet but had to give up when she was 19 after she had had glandular fever. She did some modelling. But then decided to do a course in Horticulture. I think she first joined Gardener's World in 2007. She doesn't appear in it as much as she used to. She's 54. I like her.

Begonia Baskets- single colour or mixed please?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 14:09

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All summer if it doesn't dry out.

Blue and orange are opposite so they are complementary colours.

 

Begonia Baskets- single colour or mixed please?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:24

It's all a matter of personal taste. I like the same colour in something as small as a basket. But I do like trailing plants in them. I like red or orangey begonias with lobelia.

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