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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What species of tree is this?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:42

What about a description, or, even better, a photo?

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:40

Sam, you are so brave and you've done so much to your garden, incredible. Is your own business also to do with horses?

I get brambles in my shrubs because birds eat wild blackberries and then poo out the seeds when sitting in the shrubs! I mention that because Sam talked about brambles.

I find it very hard to believe that anyone has been asked to disown anyone else. I think there must have been misunderstandings. Apart from obvious "trolls" (few and far between) everyone on this forum has been nice and helpful and often funny as well.

12 metre border ideas!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:16

Have a look at this site. They specialise in hedges and there are several evergreen shrubs with photos there. What about Cotoneaster Franchtii? It also has red berries for the birds. Plant a mixture of evergreens repeating them along the row. Plant about a metre apart.

Photinia is a bush and a plant! But really it is known as a shrub. Eleagnus is another good one and Eleagnus Gilt Edge has green and yellow leaves. Choisya is another, don't know if it's on that site it can spread out a bit.

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:06

They are beautiful fairies. I have a fairy too, reading a book, but it was cast in concrete by a local lady and not very expensive, a lot smaller. She sits on a low stone wall under a tree in my garden.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 15:55

 Spring is here!

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:55

I was pretty good as a child too, quiet, shy and studious. Then I became a teenager and became naughtier, all those hormones kick in! I became a nurse and it was very supervised. The nurses home door was locked at 11pm and we had to kneel on the floor before matron so she could check that our hems touched the floor! It was the era of the miniskirt.

Hardening off

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:47

I wouldn't put them outside until the frosts are over. You could put them out in the day and in at night, but that would be a bit of hassle.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:45

My daffodils haven't flowered well either but I'm pretty sure this was because of the weather. It helps if you deadhead them and sprinkle some fertiliser around them as soon as they have (or should have!) flowered. Leave the leaves on for at least 6 weeks. They need them for making food. If it's very dry after they've flowered this can affect flowering the following year.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:40

Good morning all. I'm getting a bit confused as I've just said my morning bit on Forkhandles. I keep writing the same thing on different threads!

Feels milder today, hope to rotavate the potato patch, if it's dry enough and if the rotavater starts.

Bjay, how can you not like chocolate cake?

Blackest, looks as though your garden is going to be stunning, but (I've said somewhere else too) please don't do too much at once at take regular tea breaks. Left arm pain is probably angina and if it hurts it's a sign that you need a break. Have you got treatment for it? I was a nurse so I can be bossy about these things! Health is so important. Exercise is good but don't overdo it.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:27

Morning all. Feels milder this morning.

Bjay, sounds like a marathon, I'd cross something off the list.

I hope it's dry enough to rotavate the potato patch today, everytime it starts drying out it pours again. Wish it would do that in summer and keep the water bills down!

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