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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

New hedge

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:44

My son planted an Elaeagnus hedge which is evergreen and has done very well, can't see through it. There are variegated ones too. I have one called Gilt Edge, but not as a hedge.

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:37

You can buy cheap compost to improve the soil. Or ask a farmer or riding stables if they have any well rotted manure.

The leaves in bags need to be moist to rot, with air holes punched in the bags with a fork, but it takes about a year.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 17:09


Trying to insert tongue smiley -  ooh think it worked.   used the oak tree, is there a better way?

Electrics in a Greenhouse

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:26

Mine goes by an overhead cable to the garage from March. OH takes it down in winter. Gets in the farmer's way when he delivers hay.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 14:02

Flore Pleno is the double one, which is what it looks like. 


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 13:58

Oh, does Verdun look like Demelza then? I'd imagined him looking like Ross


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 11:39

Morning all. Son, DIL and baby have arrived for lunch, to see daughter (and Granny me). Daughter's friend still here. She's lovely, very smiley, has emptied the dishwasher.

We are having roast pork with honey and mustard and apple crumble, like RunnyBeak, for pudding.

Raining. Wonder where DD is going, did she say? Did I miss it?

We watched the old Poldark last winter. Look forward to the new.

How to propagate bedding plants.

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 21:39

Do you mean sowing seeds? Some need it warmer than others. Have a look at the packets and see what they say. I'll be starting some in March, some in electric heated propagators and some in seed trays with clear plastic lids on windowsills. I use general purpose compost to sow into. Some, like petunias and nicotianas have tiny weeny seeds that you don't need to cover, others, like French marigolds and bedding dahlias have much bigger seeds that you sprinkle a bit of compost over. When the seeds come up and start their first proper leaves you ease them out into little pots of fresh compost.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:53

How frustrating KEF, but they look good anyway.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:13

Tigger says thank you.

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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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Rose pruning and frost

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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