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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 22:43


Are we allowed to start G yet? I don't think there are many Fs!

Geranium, there are so many beautiful perennial ones. Psilostemon is one of my favourites.

 If Verdun is around I'm sure he has lots of suggestions in this family.

For whom do we garden .............

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:00

A couple of years ago I would have said for the deer! They stripped my veg garden and nipped off all the flower heads and ate all the roses. For the last 12 years or so they had been getting bolder. They ate the pansies in the pots on the terrace right by the house. I was getting frantic! Then OH put up a high fence around the veg garden and fenced the main bit of the flower garden. It's made a huge difference. He couldn't do the whole thing as it's around an acre and an irregular shape.

Plant id and rescue plans

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 18:27

It's a real shame about the small photos problem because I can't quite see them, but the 4th looks like thyme as well. What does it smell like if you crush a leaf?

Plant id and rescue plans

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 18:24

There only seem to be 3 photos so far. There's something funny going on with the photos on the site as when you click on them to enlarge them they don't enlarge and they have white bands top and bottom.

First one is cinquefoil, which is a creeping potentilla and a pain in the neck. It sends down really deep tap roots at intervals and is fairly resistant to weedkiller. Got it in my garden!

Ex. C looks like a half dead thyme.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:55

I'm happy to be back in my own garden today, but I was happy on my trip to England too. I was happy looking at Sissinghurst woodland blue flowers.

 and my own garden


Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:36

Is it just my computer or is there a problem with photos? They all have a white band above and below them and when you click on the photo it doesn't do the enlargement it did before.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:34

Full sun this morning, now sun and cloud, 14° in shade but was warm enough for lunch outside in the sun. I've been away (in England) and house sitter told me it was 25° on Wednesday.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:30

I planted loads of tulips in the autumn, but not that many have come up, must have been the cold wet winter that rotted them.

 Here is a bit of a new bed I've been making, not finished yet. Been away for 10 days and the clematis "Early Sensation" was in tight bud, now it's out.

Rose pruning and frost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

Thank you everyone for the replies.

I hope your foot recovers quickly Obelixx, very inconvenient time of year!

My roses are all shooting like mad now, finished pruning by end of March.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:48

In times of drought you shouldn't cut the grass too short where ever you are, but lawns here never have that velvety look that they do in England. The grass here is coarser.

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