Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Planting more seeds

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:31

I won't be sowing cucumbers just yet either. I sowed the Zinnias in an electric heated propagator, recently pricked them out, they are in the GH with night heat.

Aluminium bubble wrap and olive trees

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 16:16

I think it's the uprooting, I'd wait a bit.

I live in Dordogne, it's usually colder here than in England in winter and where my daughter is it's colder than on the English south coast!

Should a greenhouse let in rain?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:19

The roof vents on my polycarbonate GH both leak a bit. Hasn't really been a problem though.

Aluminium bubble wrap and olive trees

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:16

I've never heard of putting the bubble wrap inside the pot, only outside so that it's removable in summer.

I expect the uprooting was a shock, did you keep as much earth on the roots as possible during the process?

It sounds as though you've allowed for enough drainage, but I wonder why it drains so slowly, I hope it's not too wet and soggy inside the pot.

My daughter, who lives south of Poitiers in France, has an olive tree in a pot on her terrace. It can get pretty cold in winter where she is but the tree has been fine so far.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 13:09

Done a load of pricking out seedlings in the GH, petunias, verbenas, ageratum Blue Mink. Had already done the Cosmos, bedding Dahlias, French Marigolds, Zinnias and tomatoes, that makes 284 little pots of plants. My plug pants arrive in early April, about 300 of them, haven't pricked out the Lobelia yet. HELP! where am I going to put them all, there is room for 220 more in the GH.

Haven't sown the runner beans, courgettes and cucumbers yet.

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 12:36

Thank you David. He had just had a bath before that photo!

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 10:12

 This is my lovely and very intelligent Border Collie, Tigger. He was nearly 10 in the photo. Now he is 12 and has cancer, but seems to be in remission at the moment. He follows me around the garden like Nigel follows Monty.

How to grow tomatoes from seed - Heinz 3402 variety

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:23

I think the length and warmth of the summer is more important than pinching off tips. I live in France and I pinch off the tips of the tomatoes in the greenhouse when they hit the roof and they all ripen.


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:18

Morning all.

Son not coming to lunch after all, baby had a bad night, probably teething, and they are too tired.

I'm afraid I never go to village choucroute (sauerkraut, fermented cabbage dish ), can't stand the stuff. Hope Charlie enjoys the evening though.

The garden looks very wet this morning.

Delphiniums second flush

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:26

I do as Mollis and get a smaller second flush.

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