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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 09:29

I have grown agastache, but not always successfully. One year they were Apricot Sprite that I grew from small bought plants, they were super. Then I tried a purpley one but it didn't thrive. I've tried sowing them but they didn't germinate. This year I have a pink one called Heather Queen bought as plug plants. They are still tiny, have only just started growing and I planted them out in May. They rarely last the winter here. What am I doing wrong?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 09:20

Is that black print meant to be a link to an enlargement? I only get writing. Looks pretty, shame it won't enlarge.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 09:16

No, addict, I live in Dordogne, France. We go to England on holiday! Went in June and visited gardens. We'll be back in September. We stay in a family holiday flat in Eastbourne. Actually, the journey to Wisley was a bit of a nightmare, there was an accident on the M25 so we couldn't even get on to it because of the queues so we went by country roads. Should have taken 1 1/2 hours but it took 3h20. Hope no one was hurt. Wisley was lovely and had changed quite a bit since I last went nearly 40 years ago.


Posted: 08/07/2013 at 09:10

Morning all. Done some watering. Huge bramble to cut out of shrub bed, weeding and balckcurrants and raspberries to pick. Bumper year for raspberries.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:45

Bramdean looks really lovely. Good photos in that link.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:41

Has anyone been anywhere yet, any photos to share? We went to Groombridge Place as well for a day out with grandchildren, but the garden (herbaceous bit) was a bit scruffy. Note the huge wisteria.



Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:22

Blackest, it's deeply impressive to weed stinging nettles and thistles without gloves on!I have a deep bed which I've put stepping stones in, the sort of thing you sink into the lawn. You can't see them when everything grows up.

watering help

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:29

I live in Dordogne and it can get very hot in summer. I don't think watering everyday with a spray on the hose for over a minute would be enough. I water every day when hot. But I've found that if you put the end of the hose into a watering can and don't use the rose or spray then you can give them a good soak with a much gentler water pressure than straight out of the hose pipe. Also sand is very free draining, it may benefit from adding some compost. Are they in troughs or raised beds?


Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:21

Mine didn't survive the unheated greenhouse. I bring them indoors and take cuttings from the new spring growth.

weed whos name evades me

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:18

I have a garden variety of this which is very pretty, flowers in June, Stachys Grandiflora.


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no emails as well as small text

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