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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 16:55

I had almost given up on Sweet Peas because in July and August it can be in the 30°s for days at a time. But this year it was cooler and wetter than usual.

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:42

I didn't ask it!

Cutting back Philadelphus

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:41

Those two are so different, choisya is glossy and evergreen, the philadelphus looks messy at this time of year anyway as it will be preparing to lose it's leaves for winter. I think your philadelphus looks fine. They have a certain number of thin stems anyway. Prune after flowering, but it's the thicker, older stems you prune out. I agree with Dove about the perfume. Not all plants have tidy habits, adds to their charm.

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:20

Well done. I like the way you've done different levels and a planter on the decking.

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:14

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60749.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

This was on our wooden garden table on the 13th September. Does anyone know what it is? I live in SW France so it may not be an English whatever it is sort of thingy.

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:00

How long do sweet peas actually flower for? Mine started flowering early June (sown in Feb), flowered like mad all July then leaves started going brown in August. Is that normal or could it be that we went away end of July and my daughter forgot to pick or water them? Sorry if you've already said, but this thread is so long now it's not easy to find past information.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:44

Morning all. Quite chilly 8°

Post hasn't come yet.

Aching from manure shovelling yesterday. At least potting plants is peaceful, hardly energetic!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:32

Love the textures in the last pic Wintersong.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:24

I had an email from the French Post, my parcel will arrive tomorrow. I think it's 6 packs of 35 plug plants of violas and pansies, 1 pack of forget-me-nots, some erisymums, and some others. Each plug usually has 2 plants in it so if I'm careful with the potting up I will get nearly twice as many!

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 13:15

NO Steve, not to base, only trim off this year's growth with lavender or it won't grow again. Don't cut into the woody bit.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Why did you all start gardening?

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