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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

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.

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:22

Gosh, thought I'd missed Nut's birthday, now I've got 'til Tuesday!

What to do with this broccoli?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:19

Must be a different variety from mine. I sow in spring, transplant in June. It grows all summer, not making shoots or flowers, then it shoots in early spring, lots, and I eat it in early spring until it goes to flower when the weather gets warm.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:17

Morning all. Haven't been here since I came back from daughter's, been so busy. But I did meet DD at an Open Gardens meeting. She's already said that, I started reading back, but there was so much I stopped and came here to post instead.

I hope Dove is having a lovely holiday.

We are going to a wedding this afternoon. Tomorrow it's Harvest Festival then friend's birthday lunch then OH is singing with his choir in a concert. May not get time to come here tomorrow.

Garden is a mess, but hopefully, rain permitting, will get a chance to clear it up in autumn.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 11:34

That's right, as Steve says. The new pet will also be a loved pet, a new personality and friend in it's own right, not a replacement.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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no emails as well as small text

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