Busy-Lizzie


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Planting beds in a greenhouse

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:39

I have shelves and a potting bench on one side of my GH and I have a bed on the other. In the spring when I have a lot of seedlings I put up trestles with wooden planks to make more room for seedlings. Then when the young plants go outside I take down the trestles and plant tomatoes. Every year I add manure or more compost. I haven't had disease yet and it's worked very well for around 10 years. The tomates do much better than the ones I grew in pots.

Last edited: 09 September 2016 17:40:37

Normal for Norfolk???

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:33

Our Council Tax too, Wymondham (pronounced Windam), isn't far from our cottage. Cats, too, aren't as bad at getting down from trees as people think they are. They probably wish all the spectators would go away first.

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:26

Though they look good in your garden, Verdun. I think Fairygirl it probably correct about the right conditions. It's too hot and dry here. I don't even have a lawn anymore, it's brown, hasn't needed cutting for weeks. Can't waste water on it, need it for the flowers and veg.

Identity help needed please!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:19

Looks like a bay tree to me, def not loquat. Do the leaves smell when you crush them? If it is a bay tree it will probably grow back. My daughter's bay tree doesn't have thin leaves.

plant id

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:10

Looks like Plumbago to me too.

Horse Manure

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:09

If it's fresh it has to be left to rot down until it's almost black or it will burn the roots of your plants. Two buckets is hardly enough, it will shrink as it rots. Can you add it to a compost heap?

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:06

Still don't have grasses, not a fan. I have lots of dahlias, now they are really worth it. Tried a red pennisetum  once, didn't grow well and died in the winter. A friend of mine is actually growing Panicum grass - I couldn't believe it, it's such a weed here and has got into my veg garden where I can't seem to get rid of the stuff.


They've ripped up the flowers and sown grasses in a municipal bed here, looks a right mess. Was so pretty in past years.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:58

That's impressive GWRS, what a sad waste of life war is.


I never had a teddy bear. But I do have one of those yellow mixing bowls. MIL was horrified I didn't have one when I was a newly wed so she rushed off and bought one for me in Woolies.


Must go and see if I can find Dove's Norfolk thread.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:00

Morning all.


Need a trip to the supermarket, but mustn't buy food for me! I always put on weight when we go to England. Must be something in the air! Or could it be the real ale?


Going to Bordeaux tomorrow, early, inauguration of our new Chaplain, then friends are coming to stay on Sunday.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 22:46

We arrived back in France this evening. Plane landed with a huge thump, I was a bit scared, but journey was good compared with Yvie's.


Hot here, 26° at 8pm. Housesitter said it's been very hot. Our room was like an oven, despite the shutters being shut. I opened the windows, then OH went up later and left the lights on, when I went back there where several hornets in there, attracted by the light.


We don't have a lawn to mow anymore and some of the shrubs have sunburn. Don't know when we last had a summer with so little rain.

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