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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:19

I wish you could get all those varieties here. I had the purple psilostemon one and the deer ate it. OH has now fenced part of the garden, but I can't filled that geranium for sale. It was heart breaking, in 2011 the deer ate nearly everything. They weren't a problem at first then they got brave and even ate the pansies in the pots on the terrace just in front of the house. They thought I'd made a wild life park!

March in your Garden

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:57

I have some daffodils in bud, but no flowers yet. Snowdrops are still all out, lasted well this year. Had a couple of sunny days so made a new strawberry bed and sowed some seeds in the GH, tomatoes, penstemon, ageratum, French marigolds in electric propagaters. Weeded, manured and rotovated onion patch - was going to plant it today but the wind was too strong. A big tree blew down on our track and local farmer had to chop some away so we could get home after shopping. Professional will have to come to finish it, and it's on the phone line. March has come in like a lion lets hope it goes out like a lamb.

Best and mt favourite hardy geranium and why......

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:47

When I was in Cornwall in June 2011 there were lots of geranium "Rozanne" and they had pure blue flowers with white middles. I bought some here in France and the flowers were purple without white middles. Then I went to Devon last year and there they were, blue. So I bought more in France from a different supplier and they were pale purple. I would have bought them in England but all the GCs we tried said they were out of stock.


Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:41

I use slug pellets - don't all shriek. I've noticed that the birds don't touch the dead slugs, then I read an article that said that slug pellets weren't harmful to birds because it makes slugs unpalatable so birds don't eat them. In fact, birds prefer their slugs alive and they prefer worms anyway. If birds really liked slugs there wouldn't be so many of them.

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:15

I like silence in the GH too. Helps thought processes OH doesn't watch football, thank God.He was at choir tonight.

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:04

Seems Bunny better have a glass of wine and a nurofen.

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:04

I think Geoff's randy horse might have helped her forget her woes!

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 20:02

I think I'd fancy the White Horse if I hadn't had the wine. Don't really want to add nurofen to the mix. The real white horse is sticking to water! She hasn't any choice, I'm not filling an 80L bin full of alcohol!

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:49

Horses actually prefer beer.


advice for newbie

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:44

The escallonia is in a space a bit small for it and a bit close to the fence, it will overflow eventually. Could the hebe have frost damage? They can be a bit tender in winter. The cyclamen has probably finished flowering. If it's an outdoor one and is planted outside it's leaves will completely disappear in summer then it will flower in autumn, then the leaves will be at their best in winter and spring. If it's an indoor one it won't be hardy and they aren't easy to keep healthy forever.

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