Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Is this a weed

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:36

I know you are right! I have one and it has seeded itself so now I have two!

Red Robin new leaves

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:32

Mine tends to grow new red leaves early in the year, but not later.

Bats in my parasol!

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:24

How sweet! I live in France so my house has wooden shutters. I can't shut them in summer because the bats shelter behind them. In winter they prefer an old stone storage room on the end of the house and the garage.

Watering pots

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:21

I wonder where you are, Pierre, you have a French name. I live in Dordogne. I have roses and blueberries in pots and I give them a good soak every other day, but not in winter when they are dormant. I water in the evening as it can get hot here in the day, then the plants get a chance to soak up the water at night.

Blueberries are acid loving so mine are planted in ericaceous compost and I only water them with rain water. Our tap water is hard and they don't like it.

As they are in pots, not in the ground, I feed them more often than usual, especially the roses which can be greedy plants. I feed roses in pots with rose fertiliser every 6 weeks through the growing season. I feed the blueberries with fertiliser for acid loving plants, such as azaleas.

Moved to new house - Cutting Back old plants

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:04

The white flowered plant is bindweed. It has white roots that crawl around under the earth and other plants roots and is almost impossible to dig out. Every bit broken off and left in the ground turns into another plant. It's a very common weed.

It does respond to glyphosate weedkiller, but so do roses - so you mustn't get it on the rose. Unwind as much of the bindweed as you can and stuff it into a clear plastic bag, then spray into the bag with glyphosate. If you are anti- weedkillers then just pull off all the bindweed whenever you see it, all through the season, which should weaken it.

programmes to watch

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 09:36

I prefer to have a telly and choose whether I watch it or not. I don't watch a lot in the summer.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 09:32

Morning all.

Forecast said light rain and after the last few hot days I thought I'd water the oval bed, but just as I was unravelling the hose pipe the heavens opened. It's really pouring.

I hope Hosta gets antibiotics before Dove arrives. Mustn't neglect your ears.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 21:35

Just seen Bake Off. Thought it was very similar to the old one, they've kept the same format. Enjoyed it. And the ads mean I can have a break to make a drink and go to the loo.

Such a pretty bench, Liri.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 13:16

Missed you, Dove. I hope so too.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 13:14

I hope the weather will be good next week when we go to Norfolk. But not too hot, don't like it when it's over 25° here. Can't garden or go for a walk when it's too hot.

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