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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Gardeners of Instagram?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:46

Thanks, it worked. How does Geoff always know about these things? Lovely photos.  Is that your greenhouse Rich, looks fantastic. Jealous.

What are you still eating?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:42

Hello Figrat, they've been asking where you are on "Forkhandles".

I have leeks, perpetual spinach and Purple sprouting broccoli in the veg garden, onions and butternut squash in the garage, and tomato soup and runner beans (from the garden) in the freezer.

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Gardeners of Instagram?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:31

I don't understand how to look at your garden, it wants a name and a password. How did Bunny do it?

Tree ideas.

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:19

Welcome Super Gran. Silver birches give dappled shade and are quite light and airy. I don't think they would block out the light completely.

What sort of soil do you have? Most magnolias like soil a bit acid. I have alkali soil and I planted magnolia Leonard Messel which is very similar to stellata with pale pink flowers and will grow in an alkali soil. But it's a bit strange that you already have a stellata that's OK. They hate drying out in summer (unlikely last year!), they don't like cold winds and spring frosts can damage the flowers.

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:03

It was 1237 yesterday, problem is worse now - it's 1238!!


Posted: 08/02/2013 at 13:59

It's the same for me, SwissSue, I live in France. Why Tower Hamlets I wonder? Doesn't sound a very gardeny sort of place, East London!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:54

Lottie, the troll was on a thread about pots.

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:48

Everyone seems to have seen this except me!! I started a new one last night before I saw this. It was late and I was tired and not concentrating.


Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:45

Sorry, didn't see it, was bedtime when I posted, not concentrating. I'll have a look now.

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:43

The two ramblers were 3 years old. First year little, 2nd year neat and tidy, 3rd year got going! The Pilgrim I think was 2. I also have a Shropshire Lad climber in a pot, but I don't have a photo. I think you can cut off a few inches of the thicker roots. They need the fine fibrous roots for feeding, but if they are babies they may not have many yet. I don't have gravel in my plant saucers because I live in Dordogne and summers can be very hot and dry so I like a bit of water in the saucer. But if I lived in England last summer I think gravel would have been a good idea. You'll probably get a better answer from someone else.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Gallery 2014

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

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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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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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Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
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