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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

hanging baskets

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:47

Petunias, surfinias, pelargoniums, diascia, nemesias, lobelia, begonias, verbena, there are lots of long lasting colourful annuals you can use. Don't do it too soon as they aren't hardy. Are you sowing seeds, buying plug plants or waiting until annuals are for sale in the garden centres?

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:37

They were planted bare root from David Austin the winter of 2006/2007. As they repeat flower I prune them like climbing roses, cutting all the side shoots to 2 - 3 buds, cutting out dead and weak shoots. I have taken out one old stem so far, probably should cut out some more, but I'm a nervous pruner!

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:29

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Oh, is it Philippa's birthday too? Better have another cake.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:07

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Woody, have a lovely time in Venice. We did, September 2013. Won't have time for gardens, but may catch glimses from a water bus on the Grand Canal.

 

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:43

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Though, having said that, I've found a photo and she doesn't look too bad. Phyllis on right, Malvern on left.

 

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:38

Obelixx, they are both growing in large pots by the house. But Malvern Hills is doing very well and Phyllis Bide struggled a bit this year, she was great last year. I don't think I pruned her enough so there was too much plant taking all the food and moisture from the pot too fast.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:33

I wonder if Daniel Haynes, editor of this website, has seen all these posts? I would be feeling rather pleased if I were in his shoes.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:16

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Welcome back Fairygirl, you were missed.

Back from the freedom rally in Périgueux. It was all very peaceful, everyone gathered in the square by the post office and theatre, where there is a tree called "l'abre de la Liberty" "Tree of Freedom". People had put candles and pencils in the stones around the bottom of it.

Photos will probably turn up in the wrong order, they usually do.

It was all very calm, people were silent, there were outbursts of clapping and singing the French National Anthem. Then we all walked slowly up and down the high street, which is like a dual carriageway with grass, tree and flowerbeds in the middle. Thank you so much for all your support.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:01

Morning all.

Good tip, KEF!

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:00

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