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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 23:06

Think it's time I staggered off to bed. I'm an hour ahead of you. People with lots of grandchildren need a lot of sleep, the good thing about retirement and children who've left home is that you can sleep late in the morning.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:46

That must be a relief, Mike. Did they say or do anything about the pain?

Perennial Planting

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:44

Then please would you let us know what happens? Even if it's next year!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:43

Orchid Lady must be younger than 27 because she's younger than me and I have 7 grandchildren.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 22:00

I'm just about to plant some out in my gravel bed if it would only stop raining!

whats eating my runner bean leaves

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:54

I had a problem, my bean leaves were being eaten up to chest high - it was deer! Could it be rabbits? My veggie garden now has a high fence.

Plant advice

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:48

I agree about painting the fence one colour, but I prefer a paler green. Personal taste, I don't care for dark fencing.

Then grow some climbers. There is a huge selection of clematis, some of which are evergreen, http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/ or honeysuckle could be good and will smell nice, doesn't mind shade either.

As for evergreen shrubs there is choisya or the golden Choisya Sundance, photinia Red Robin, euonymus fortuniae, which come in various variegated sorts and are easy to grow, eleagnus "Gilt Edge". They can all be trimmed to keep them to the right size and shape.

plant id please

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:39

I don't think it minds a shady spot, I have them in shade. Either it's hungry or they are old leaves and you need to cut them off and let new ones grow. Give it some organic fertiliser anyway.

Perennial Planting

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:35

I have to admit I do what Jim Macd does, I plant as soon as I think the plant will manage outside in a bed, I don't keep potting on - unless I've run out of room! I find that plants grow better in flower beds than in pots and need less maintenance.

But then in Dordogne if you go out for a day in summer everything in small pots is completely dried up when you get home. Which is why I've given up doing hanging baskets.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:25

Of course no one minds, LesleyK. This is chat for everyone who wants to pop in.

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