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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

can you save seeds from cut flowers?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:16

If seeds come from F1 hybrid plants they probably won't come true.

Is it me?

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:08

I always enjoy Gardener's World even if it's about the sort of gardening or planting I don't like. They have to cater for huge differences in taste and people with all sorts of size of garden. Monty's garden is quite big, so it would be nice to see something for smaller gardens, but one could adapt bits to fit one's garden. I have a big garden and I like loose and romantic with lawns, roses and flowers and, preferably, an old stone or brick wall somewhere. I don't like beds surrounded by box hedges, like the jewel garden, unless it's for a small formal front garden or a knot garden stlye for herbs.

It must be so difficult to get it right, especially with the awful weather. I like all the presenters, they are so friendly and full of enthusiasm, even if their taste isn't my taste.

The average gardener

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:58

An average includes those at each end of the scale, so it could be anything from the Sunday lawn mower to someone like Chris Beardshaw or Carol Klein!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:56

In France it's illegal to drive less than a metre from a cyclist. Is it the same in the UK?

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:50

Morning all. Happy April Fool's day.

Feeling drained this morning after yesterday's lunch, but at least the kitchen and dining room are clean and tidy now. Quiet morning, gardening this afternoon. Still got after winter clearing up to do.

I had bought a tray of 6 early fruiting tomato plants to have some in the greenhouse before my seedlings are ready. Completely forgot them and left them outside for 2 nights. Last night was -2° and light frost on lawn. Tomatoes look fine! They are now in the GH.


Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:17

Morning all. Frost -2° but sun announced. Hope to garden this afternoon, still got lots of clearing up to do. Restfull morning after yesterday but at least it means kitchen and dining room are clean after all that preparation and clearing up!


Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:09

Glorious sunny day today. Started badly as dog had had upset tummy in the night and I had to feed 22 people in aid of cancer support after church. Cleared up stinky mess, fed horses, cat, dog, put meat in oven by 9am, changed clothes, breakfast, church, been busy ever since. Cleared up, put garden tables back outside, made left over lamb into rissoles for freezer, dishwasher now on for about the 3rd time. Hardly noticed the beautiful day.

Hope England gets warmer soon, we will be there in 10 days time.

Resowed the broad beans yesterday, they'd disappeared.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:55

Really enjoyed Foyle's War.

Very busy day today. 20 guests for Easter lunch in aid of Cancer Support. 22 to cook for (me & OH too). Went very well then I made rissoles with the left over lamb, so busy for ages then watched TV. Tired.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 22:45

When I said Monty's garden looked expensive I didn't mean he shouldn't have it or he doesn't work for it. I couldn't afford it, but we can adapt bits of it to suit our own needs.  3 or 4 raised beds using something like scaffolding planks could be within reach. I was just stating a fact. I like all the presenters and I enjoy their enthusiasm, but I don't have to share their tastes in gardens.

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 23:13

Wish it wasn't now the clocks are changing, have to get up extra early to deal with lunch for 22 before going to Church. Done 2 different first courses and the pudding, prepared potatoes, started gravy, washed floor, dusted dining room, cleaned 2 loos. Bedtime. Goodnight all.

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