London (change)
Today 12°C / 6°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 5°C

Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Camera Corner

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 22:25

What lovely hellebores you have Fidget. I've never seen any like that here in France.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 22:22

Lyn, I thought as you hadn't posted things had got better. I'm appalled. I wish I lived near you and could help. You are a wonderful, brave daughter.

Help

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 22:15

Pyracantha has sharp prickles, but the birds like the berries, has to be kept pruned to the size you want it, can grow into a monster!

Help

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 13:14

Yes, it does. Shrubs and tall perennial plants flower at different times of the year, eg delphiniums in early summer, heleniums in late summer. I think a selection of shrubs, some evergreen would give most privacy, but they wouldn't flower non stop either, they would give leaf colour and shape. Look up Photinia Red Robin, Choisya, Eleagnus, Euonymus, Ilex for evergreens. Weigela, Deutzia, Cotinus (purple), Hibiscus (the hardy sort), Philadelphus, Viburnum for deciduous flowering shrubs.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:54

Have a lovely Mother's Day, Marion. I'm making up posies for ladies at church tomorrow.

Here it's grey and drizzly, a greenhouse day.

Your tulips and grape hyacinths are much earlier than mine, but then I'm 3 hours from the sea in Dordogne.

Help

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:49

Do you mean plants shrubs along the fence for privacy? There are lots available, depends what you like. Would you prefer one sort of shrub as a hedge or a selection of different ones for more interest?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:39

Morning all. Grey and drizzly. Might have to be a GH day today. That  or housework

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 10:34

http://rlv.zcache.com/flowers_floral_botanical_pansy_big_birthday_card-rcd55c2a2f2ee466dac3c15aa8318870f_i40k2_8byvr_324.jpg

 Have a lovely day, Lesley.

Tree recommendations for my site please.

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 23:11

I live in Dordogne and have a hornbeam hedge. I watered it the first summer, now I don't bother and it's fine. Mine is just a classic hedge, but you can trim them to different shapes. You can pleach them as in this article.  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=155 

New rose bed

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 23:01

You should be able to get Mycorrhizal Fungi  in any good Garden Centre. David Austin Roses sell it on line, along with their lovely roses. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/english/Advanced.asp?PageId=2153 

Roses love horse and pony poo, but it must be well rotted, black and crumbly, no smell. You can add it to your compost heap.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Replies: 7    Views: 266
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 561
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 2684
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 223    Views: 7275
Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 15:36

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2333    Views: 111847
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 10:37

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 769
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 684
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

Replies: 7    Views: 699
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 632
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 655
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 6044
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1478
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 1111
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 18    Views: 3214
Last Post: 18/02/2015 at 22:42

reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 985
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35
1 to 15 of 17 threads