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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

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.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:27

Gosh, how uncomfortable, Dove, must have been a bit scary.

Every spring I spray with selective weedkiller, then sprinkle on lawn fertiliser before the next rain forecast. Lawns are tricky here in SW France as it gets too hot and dry in summer.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:24

This has got as far as F already and I haven't seen it yet because I've been away! Good thread Bev. Forget-me-not is my choice. Perhaps someone else will enter it while I'm still doing the photo!



Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:14

Good morning all. I've been away in England visiting family - but I said "goodbye" before I went. Seems funny to join you when I'm in France but not in England where most of you are! There is so much to read, I don't think I'll ever catch up.

Super heucheras Brumbull, love the green edged one, never seen it before. I have Plum Pudding, Crimson Curls, silver something or other. Don't care for caramel ones, I think they look ill!

Why, Ben, are you Brummie Leper Ben instead of Brummie Ben? Have you been naughty while I was away?

I bought lots of plants and seeds in England, went to Sissinghurst (not a lot out, except in the woodland areas) and several GCs.

My garden has grown like mad, especially the weeds . Need to finish my new bed and do lots of weeding. It went up to 25° here on Wednesday.

No private club

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:39

Hello Greentooth, I've answered questions from you, but I've just been away visiting family.

What type of tree is this?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:31

I have an image. Could be a Malus, could be a Prunus.

Is it warm enough ?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:14

I have started with onion sets, broad beans, mange tout peas and potatoes. I have planted out baby lettuces. As soon as it warms up, it must do eventually, it'll be all systems go!


Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:11

They can take some time to germinate 3 or 4 weeks. Also the seeds should be fresh, past their sell by date doesn't work. Although my gardening book says sow from early spring I always wait until the weather warms up and you can get as fine a tilth as possible. Then sow outdoors and don't let them dry out while germinating. They can be tricky, but there is plenty of time as they are in the ground a long time.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:07

I was so happy yesterday, lovely day, planted my potatoes and baby lettuces and oriental poppies. Today much colder, keeps raining - but I'm off to England tomorrow (weather or not) 

Blind bulbs

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:00

Sometimes it's just due to the weather at leaf dying down time the year before.

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