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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Fork Handles

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 08:43

Morning all. Which way is the wind blowing Bunny? Back to front I hope. 3° drizzle here. Friends coming to lunch.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 08:37

3° drizzle. Which way is the wind blowing, Bunny?

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:51

I asked Bunny her name some time ago and told her I was Liz because she called me "Busy". She didn't respond then, but she doesn't call me Busy any more!

Goodnight all. Bedtime. (In this case it's a night hat, not Father Christmas.)

bindweed, alder, buttercups, ivy

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:35

I once used weedkiller for paddocks from a farm suppliers. I had to leave the horses off for a minimum of 2 weeks. However, it killed wildflowers as well and the buttercups were more resistant, so I stopped using it. Buttercups are mildly toxic to horses, but they don't eat them. They will be worse in a wet year and not so bad in a dry year.

Summer flowering evergreen Clematis

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:19

It looks like honeysuckle to me too. Clematis Armandii has longer leaves.

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:17

I like my little hand fork for weed and loosening the surface of the soil, but they don't seem to sell them any more here.

Heated Bench

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:12

Years ago in a previous house I had a lovely greenhouse with a big sort of coldframe in it which was full of sand with a cable buried in it. It was great. I sowed all my seeds in trays in it. Now I just have my old dog's (she died) plastic bed which I've filled with damp sand and put a warming cable in it. It's in the greenhouse and I have electric propagators for sowing seeds, but when they are up I put them in the dog bed and cover it with clear plastic when frosts are expected.

Best and worst

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:05

It's planting for me too, you're all full of hope and imagination! Worst is weeding, same weeds as Obelixx, especially when weather has been very wet or very dry so ground is like concrete!

Planting

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 23:00

Early potatoes grow best if they have chitted. Doesn't matter so much with late ones. It's best that the leaves come up after the frosts have passed, so, depending where you live, April is fine. Tradition is Good Friday, but Easter is early this year and it moves about and Good Friday may not be convenient!!

just made my 1st ever hanging baskets

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 22:54

May I just add that Sweet Williams (which are biennials) are really better planted in the garden than in a hanging basket. They are hardy and can go outside in a flower bed now, but they flower in early summer and won't carry on through summer to autumn like petunias and other half hardy annuals.

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photos of our gardens 
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reviews

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