Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Sod's Law

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:37

Made me laugh, but it' all so true 

Vegetables/edible plants to grow in flower beds/borders

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:27

Good luck with it all, sounds as they it will be lovely. Just about everything I was going to suggest as I read through has already been mentioned. But I'll say it anyway! I would grow runner beans, mangetout or sugar snap peas, various lettuces, beetroot, parsley, curly kale, carrots, fennel, dill, thyme, everlasting spinach, chives, nasturtiums (leaves and flowers are good to eat in salads), French beans and broad beans.

Propagator Help

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 17:02

If I haven't sown Sweet Peas in the autumn, then I sow them in March as they can get spindly without enough light. They don't need warmth from a propagator, that can make them grow up too fast, which will also make them spindly. I sow them on a window sill in loo rolls or 3 to a flower pot, like Lyn, as they need room for their long roots which don't like to be disturbed.

I put autumn sown ones outside in a cold frame. They are hardy and don't need mollycoddling.


Posted: 12/01/2017 at 16:47

Me too!

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 16:44

Why do we want to get rid of the cake and the puddings? 

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 16:43

You made me laugh, Joyce, on previous page  Glad your boiler is fixed.

No snow yet.

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 15:03

Can't you be posh in a slot that's in the bottom of a rut?

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 14:19

Must admit I prefer real cake to virtual cake, even though it's more fattening! Just had Christmas cake at a friend's house.  I didn't make one this year. She had a good tip to make it moist when you haven't made it in time to let it mature - add a jar of mincemeat to the mixture.

pet companions

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 13:54

I love the sound of Cosmos, he must cause lots of laughter.

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 13:50

It's nice to have threads where people can chat and feel in the right rut. I liked reading posts in the Gallery of Shame, made me feel better because I'm not a naturally tidy person. But I'm not a naturally witty sort of person either, probably a bit plodding. I like to read the quick repartee of others even if I'm not very good at it. This thread has made me laugh.

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Garden Gallery 2017

Photos of your gardens 
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We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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