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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 23:03

You can plant small climbers and ramblers as I have, if the pot is big and they are well fed and watered. I mixed manure, earth and compost in the pots and topped up with compost and I feed regularly with rose fertiliser. I posted photos once before but here they are again.

 Malvern Hills and Phyllis Bide

types of pots

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:58

I don't understand all this. It says I have 1237 reviews too and I haven't reviewed anything. I think jon cob is owed an apology if he is being called a grid or a troll. This is meant to be a friendly forum. Or have I missed something here?


Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:32

Don't you mean vine weevil?

Threadbare Laurel

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:27

Laurels can stand hard pruning, so if you don't mind it being cut down temporarily it will grow back all glossy and new.

plastic sheeting over raised beds

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:26

I often leave permeable green woven anti-weed fabric over my veg garden in winter. It lets the rain through, the soil can breathe and it keeps it free from weeds. Black plastic isn't the same. It'll keep the rain out and the slugs in. As Leggi says, just use it to warm the soil before planting.

Tomato dropping blossoms - overfertilized?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:22

I think tomatoes need more light than is possible for a home grower to give them at this time of year. They need the sun to fruit.

Bedding plants

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:19

I sow mine in March because they need warmth and light to germinate and grow and can grow leggy if you get them to germinate early and then the weather is cold and gloomy. Depends if you want to spend on heating the greenhouse as well. But I know others in this forum sow earlier.

types of pots

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:13

I use plastic, but nice realistic looking, not cheap, brittle and nasty. They survive frosts without cracking, are easy to move and don't let water evaporate too quickly when you live somewhere with hot summers (Dordogne).

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:10

You two are nuts!

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Rose pruning and frost

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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