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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:18

Sorry, didn't provide tea and cake, washed kitchen floor and watched recorded thing on TV as rubbish night. Going to bed. Clean sheets tonight . Goodnight.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 20:52

Bjay, they started without me too. We'll have to be the ones who make the tea.

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 20:12

I'm with Bjay. Chris is great and I loved his Chelsea gardens.


Posted: 06/02/2013 at 20:10

We have 2 log burners. If you fill them up at night and leave on low they last until the morning. I am lucky in that I own a bit of woodland and someone has been tidying it up to allow in more light. He takes half the wood and I have the other half. But log shifting is quite hard work.

Pansies from seed

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 20:05

That should be OK., but don't worry too much about them getting cold. They are hardy and seed themselves in the garden. It's just at this time of year they need a little help to germinate, but not real heat.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 19:57

Regarding earlier photo of Geoff in July, can't say I really like very muscly tanned men. Hope it's not Geoff!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 19:55

Similar sort of thing happened to my mother when in hospital for broken hip. Not that hospital, one in South East England. I was pretty shocked at the cleanliness, I was a nurse once. It was spotless then.

Becks, that looks just the job. Jess is sweet. Looking forward to seeing the next one. Can't believe the prices.


Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:31

That is interesting ThaiGer, but I don't think I want stinging nettles with fruit trees, most uncomfortable when you pick the fruit! Do you have stinging nettles in Thailand? They give you a nasty rash.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:09

Poured in night, cold this morning. Brightened up so went out to do some pruning, huge downpour, got wet. Went in, dried off, made cuppa, now stopped raining, sun out. Can't win.

raised flower bed plants - ideas please!

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:02

That's funny because my photinia is growing in alkali limestone soil, but I did dig in a lot of rotted manure. I thought what they don't like is badly drained soil. I can't grow Japanese maples because of my alkali soil, but my photinia is doing well. I'm talking about "Red Robin", not one of the other ones. Here's what the RHS says:-

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Garden Gallery 2014

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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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uploading photos

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