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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

MOB rants

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 15:04

Frank, my son has gout on and off and he's only 30! The Doc said it's genetic, but he still has to control his diet. As you must know, it can be horribly painful. I only have osteo-arthritis.I don't understand how cold wet weather makes it worse.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 14:48

It's 14° now, sun and cloud, not raining. Meteo France said there would be snow on Monday but it's changed it's mind. It will be down to 7° on Wednesday.

Fruit trees

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:17

I have daffodils under mine so when the flowers are over I chuck organic fertiliser all round the area. When I have enough manure, having done the veg garden I do as Dove says.

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 09:14

Morning all. Light rain here, but looks as though it will clear up. Housework today.OH has already hoovered the kitchen floor,  now I must wash it. Ageratums have germinated! Sowed 4 days ago.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:50

Sorry, I don't find Monty at all sexy. I find him nice but he sends me to sleep. Alan T. seems so much more alive.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:44

I've written about GW in 2 other threads before I saw this one. Seems only Hollie Hock was disappointed with Jo's cottage garden apart from me. Some I liked but he always designs in straight lines and I like some curves. I like cottage gardens to be a mass of flowers and colour.

I agree with Verdun too, how I miss Geoff Hamilton - so much more inspiring and inventive.

Verdun wrote (see)
Perhaps I'm just too fussy but I wasn't too impressed with GW this evening. I can remember Geoff Hamilton and his manner was inspiring. I like Monty but programme is stale already. Next week, when we have had a week's hot sushine, I expect I will be re-enthused!



Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:28

Most foxgloves are biennial which means sow first year flower the second. What does it say on the packet? Try looking them up with Google.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:24

I watched it, liked the chicken. Disappointed in Joe's cottage garden. He always designs with staight lines and I prefer curves and colour. He's better at contemporary. Monty's veg garden has to be the tidiest I've ever seen. Mine's a mess, but I'm gradually getting round it. Do weeds grow in winter in England? They sure do in France.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:19

My veg beds have manure put on them late autumn to be worked in in the spring but manure comes from my horses who eat a lot of hay full of wildflower seeds - which aren't wildflowers but are weeds in the veg garden. Seeds seem to survive the rotting process.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:12

Derek, that was interesting about Jethro Tull. In our charity quiz last night one of the questions was "who invented the seed drill?"

Did anyone watch GW or have you all recorded it? I was expecting a load of happy bunnies and lots of GW chat. Why does Joe Swift always design in straight lines? I thought a cottage garden would lend itself to curves and colour - but not according to Jo. Monty's veg garden is so tidy I find it a bit soulless, but it is empty at the moment. Why does my veg garden always have weeds? No, don't answer that one, it's because I don't weed it often enough!

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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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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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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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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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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