Busy-Lizzie


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Jam jar flowers

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 20:31

Thank you. It was supposed to show what is flowering in the garden, but I tend to bung everything in anyway.


Gosh, Marion, Sweet Williams now, how lovely, mine finished ages ago.

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 18:34


Very pretty and tasteful, Aunty Rach.


Mine are not tasteful, all colours! Cheerful, I hope. They are not in a jam jar either, my entry for the Garden club vase of flowers from your garden. I won, but mine was the only entry!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 16:39

5 was the problem one.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 14:57

No 4 is Iris, but that is not the one that caused the problem.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 13:02

Thanks for the rosette, Fairy, very pretty.


Liri, most of the questions came from t'Internet. But if you'd like a look this is it. Not hard, but there was a question that no one knew!


Gardening Quiz


1.  Which flowers were once known as gillyflowers?


2.  Which tree was traditionally planted in graveyards and is associated with eternity?


3.  What colour is the flower speedwell?


4.  Which flowering plant takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow?


5.  What were brought to Britain from Germany by Sir Charles Isham in 1847?


6.  Which king created the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?


7.  Who often designed the gardens for buildings designed by Sir Edward Lutyens, who designed her house at Munstead Wood near Godalming?


8.  What is the name for sculpting hedges?


9.  Which part of a tree can be used to make cork?


10.  What is the popular name for the Antirrhinum?


11.  Which liquid does a flower, to attract insects, produce?


12.  Harry Wheatcroft was a renowned breeder of what?


 13.  What is another name for the Rowan Tree?


 14.  The Death Cap is the most poisonous variety of what?


 15.  What is the popular name for the flowering plant Impatiens Walleriana?


 16.  Helianthus is another name for which flower?


 17.  What has varieties beefsteak, plum and cherry?


 18.  Most species of eucalyptus are native to which country?


 19.  What yellow flowering tree is poisonous?


20.  Which flower once caused a huge panic and made many people bankrupt?


something I don't think I planted

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 11:26

I have phlox and monarda with leaves that look like that, but the phlox doesn't smell and I'm sure you would know if it was either of those. Maybe wait for a flower?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 23/08/2017 at 10:23

Hope you are better very soon, Pat.


Morning all.


The BBQ party went well, people brought some good salads and yummy puds. They helped too and someone did quite a bit of washing up. I won the cake competition with my fruity courgette cake and I was the only one who'd done a vase of flowers so I won that too! I did a simple gardening quiz. There was one question that no one knew the answer to and one question that only one person knew. The rest was easy.  2 people didn't come, ill, and there was enough meat left for 2 people! We'll have it tonight. It was a really warm evening. OH met a man who he really liked, they chatted all evening. They did similar work and both lived in East Sussex before coming to France.

Garden Visits 2017

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 17:25

Beautiful, LG. I spotted the Bishop's Children dahlias, unless the were the actual Bishop ones.


I wondered if that's what you meant about the Giverny kitchen.

Climbing white rose for small arch

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 13:26

A friend of mine has Snow Goose for a small arch and it looks lovely. I don't think it's very thorny.


I've heard that Claire Austin can be a bit droopy, flowers a bit heavy.

Lavender pruning

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 13:23

The normal rule is to cut into the new wood to make it bushier and less straggly, but do not cut into the old wood. That one looks a bit unhappy, you need someone more expert than me.

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