Busy-Lizzie


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Fork Handles

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 12:10

Got to go and stack logs, anyone care to lend a hand? Lunch will be late.

onion sets

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 12:07

I have planted my sets because we had a week of lovely weather and I didn't realise this week would be so horrid. But onions are pretty hardy. All I've read about them says to plant in March to mid-April and I've planted them in March before. But if it's very cold where you live perhaps it would be best to wait til it's a bit warmer.

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 11:45

I bought Pittosporum Tom Thumb when we went to the Eden Project, loved it there, but it died in the winter. I think you have to live somewhere like Cornwall for it to survive the winter. I also had a lovely red Phormium and that didn't survive the winter either. I have lysimachia, but it may be chocolate, not firecracker (can't remember) and it hasn't been invasive although it has seeded itself in one or two places. My pennisetum died in the winter too. So it just shows what the difference in climate can do. I think Cornwall is ideal, not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer. Here it's extremes. So glad I was in Edinburgh last August when it was 36° here!

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 10:17

Morning all.

Great news Dove!     I'm not a feminist apart from equal pay for equal work. I like a man to carry my bags (apart from the handbag!), they have more muscle after all. Men and women aren't the same, hurray!, vive la difference!

Light snow shower in the night -2°, but sunny now. Some tomatoes have germinated!

Heated Bench

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 10:07

What a friendly place this forum is. It would be lovely if you two could meet and discuss gardening because of the forum. I'm sure many of us have a lot in common.

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 09:57

That sounds a great idea Verdun, with pictures of the plants and their problems and film of how to do things to illustrate people's questions.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 09:52

-2° this morning, snow shower in the night but sunny now, clouds coming in the distance.

Climbing plants advice

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 23:14

Trachelospermum jasminoides or star jasmin is evergreen, white flowers, smells wonderful. This article says it may need winter protection but mine survived -17° and snow last year. The leaves went a bit brown and a lot fell off, but by summer they'd all grown again and it hasn't lost any this winter.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=302

There is also clematis armandii and hydrangea petiolaris, which are quite vigourous. Is it in sun or shade?

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 22:44

Night Goldie. Were you in the GH Bunny at this time of night? Is it lit and heated?

Love cheese on toast with Worcester Sauce. Don't like Branston.

Going to bed soon.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 22:34

So it was, it sort of disappeared under the other posts. Strange taste she has! I'd prefer Marmite, like Becks.

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