Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:45

Lyn, it looks like you're doing a pretty good job. What lovely views you have. You good post your pictures in the "garden gallery" thread. Lots of people have been looking at that and your garden is well worth looking at. Lovely snowdrops. I'm aiming for that but it takes a while.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:39

Brummie Ben, Sue has carpel tunnel, I had tendonitis from milking, years ago. I now have osteoarthritis in thumbs. Hope the Doc does something successful with Sue's.


Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:34

I wondered about aspen, but when I googled it all the bark looked like silver birch.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:23

Lovely, Lyn. Is the bottom one "Apple Blossom"? It's so pretty.

veg suitable for shade.

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 11:23

You can grow lettuces and salad leaves, leafy veg such as spinach, chard, broccoli and brussels sprouts, and peas and beans. But not in full shade, OK in dappled shade or partial shade with a minimum of 3 hours sun.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 11:13

Sue, I had steroid injections in thumb joints. Worked well, but you will need a day off work if you have the same reaction as me. Couldn't use my hands at all the next day, it was like when you have anaesthetic in the gums at the dentist, but in the hands. Mine was for different reason though, arthritis and tendonitis from hand milking Jersey cows!


Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:59

Could it be a beech tree? They have smooth grey bark. Or an alder? Otherwise, wait til the leaves are out and send another pic.

Suitable plants for shallow trough

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:42

What about violas or pansies for now followed by summer bedding later? When weather is dry will need watering as there isn't much soil or compost in such a narrow container.

How do I chit sprouted Poatoes?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:37

Eyes are where the shoots grow from. The shoots are white because of being in the dark. You decide which way up you want to plant the potato (where there are good eyes on top) and you can rub off the other shoots, if you want, leaving 3 or 4 good eyes or shoots per potato. If there are good shoots or eyes at each end then you can plant them lengthways so that each shoot each end can grow up. The shoots, once the potatoes are planted will all grow up anyway, even if they have to grow round the potato a bit. They seem to know where the light is. Early potatoes, according to trials, are best chitted. Doesn't make so much difference for later crops.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:28

If you want bare root ones it's almost too late, some varieties are sold out and the best ones will have gone as they start selling them late autumn.

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