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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:21

Glad you explained properly Italophile. I couldn't tell how big they are from the photo, so I thought they were smaller than they really are.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:15

Nice to see you and OH too, if they are you! Lovely Magnolia.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:13

Just looked at the map and I am on it. Fame at last! Thanks Blackest, I now know your Christian name too, unless it's a fake one!

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:07

What happens if you change your profile pic? Thanks for sending mine on that link. I don't always find computers easy, though doing this forum has taught me a lot, such as how to use "photobucket" which means now that the photos here won't enlarge and have white around them there is another way of getting round it.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:38

Bet you can't do me! North of Périgueux, Dordogne  

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:28

What a lovely pink Bev. What variety is it?

Leggy mint - help!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:25

If it is a normal tomato, not one specially for hanging baskets, there will have to be one plant per largish pot and it should be on the ground with a stake or tomato pole to attach it to. When re-potting a tomato you can bury the bottom of the stem, an inch or two, in the compost and it will make more roots.

The long straggly stems of the mint should be pruned to encourage more growth from the bottom. As I said before, when you use it you cut the top of the stem of which will stop it flowering too soon and make it produce sideshoots. Don't just pick off single leaves.

What grey leaved plants for under trees

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:17

You could try a green leaf that is frosted like Brunnera Jack Frost.


Leaving tulips in the ground

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:08

Perhaps that's why mine come back in normal years. I'm in Dordogne on rocky limestone and it bakes in the summer.

Leaving tulips in the ground

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:14

I do what Sarah Raven says and plant deep, usually the Darwin ones come back and a selection of others too, but this winter it rained so much even some of the newly planted ones didn't appear and only about a third of the old ones.

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