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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:53


I hope you have a lovely birthday, Nutcutlet.


Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:22

It's much better than I thought then. Also I was thinking it was sunny and dry. One and a half spade depths sounds pretty good. Some parts of my limestone rocky garden are only 6" deep.

Rosebed & Rockery

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:01

I think it will too and I look forward to seeing it in real life.

Light Creocote for a pergola - anyone tried it and liked it?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:36

Be careful when using creosote, many plants don't like it. But I don't think it's sold any more. Creocote has replaced it and is more environmentally friendly.

Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:32

I find a laundry marker pen is much better than so called permanent markers, otherwise a soft, 2B, pencil.

Greenhouse lighting

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:29

Do you have an electricity supply in the GH? If not, then camping lights are good. If you do then you can plug in the sort of lamp that you can walk about with that builders use. I have a portable fluorescent light plugged into my GH socket and I've attached it to the roof.

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:21

Look up Beth Chatto's dry garden. There are a lots of plants that will grow in rocky, gravelly dry places, such as woody herbs like Thyme, Lavender and Rosemary. Centranthus Ruber didn't like the soil in my beds and sowed itself in my walls and terrace, so did Iberis.

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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:58

Morning all. The moon here was huge, lit our way home from the concert last night, 1 hour drive. The sky was clear.

Men are here emptying the septic tanks. There is one each side of the house. Bit smelly outside!

I've been to all those gardens you mention, Chicky, except for Sarah Raven. They are lovely. I love the planting at Merriments and the setting of Pashley Manor - with tea on the terrace!


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 23:01

Back from Harvest Festival, birthday party (fun, treasure hunt) and OH's concert. Watched Downton, but recorded it as OH had fallen asleep on the sofa.


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:33

Morning all. Welcome back, Dove, glad you had a lovely holiday. We went to Norfolk for a week after Sicily, wondered about ringing you, then thought "of course, she's in Cornwall".

So glad you've found a new home for Shadow, DD. Is it in France?

Lovely wedding yesterday and the weather was lovely too. It was in the grounds and converted barn of a chateau. There was barn dancing, which I love, but the dancing started rather late so we couldn't stay for it all, had a couple of dances though.

Busy day today, Harvest Festival, friend's 60th birthday lunch then OH is singing in a concert.

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