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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Primula Auricula seedlings

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 13:55

It's not the cold and wet obelixx, they hate the heat of our summers. 38° is forecast for next week. But I don't grow them, my English friend in the village does.

problem patch

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:55

There is a shed on the left, then a waterbutt with bare earth in front (for the shrub) then a large glossy leaved shrub on the right.

Would you like something evergreen in front of the waterbutt? What about a Choisya, or the golden one "Sundance"? Not prickly and fragrant to push past when you go to the waterbutt. White flowers in Spring and Autumn.

Primula Auricula seedlings

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:47

Oh well done, Oneofseven. They are hard to grow here in SW France.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:45

Then, Hostafan, you are in a minority of at least two, because I agree with you. Also about the gravel garden.

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:43

I hope you had a good day too, Fishy.


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 09:16

Morning all. Another hot day. 38° forecast for next Wednesday.

Going to DD's Open Garden tomorrow afternoon. I hope she's feeling OK.

marigolds infested with blackflies

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 09:09

Thanks for the photos. They are indeed French Marigolds, oeillets d'Inde. I am surprised too. Perhaps there weren't any other plants around for the blackfly to land on, apart from the fuschias. What a shame.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 22:16

I have just drunk a glass of blackcurrant cordial that I made this afternoon

Putting Evergreen complete on a month old lawn

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:44

If it's turf I think you will get away with it. The grass is already grown up.

Why doesn't my philadelphus smell?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:41

Perhaps it's a Deutzia. They can look very similar, depending on the sort.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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