Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Feeding Shrubs

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 08:30

I used to feed my shrubs when they were young, but now, like Ladybird I rarely feed them. But you could try feeding with BF and B and see if it makes a difference. Fertiliser can't work if not watered in so if the weather is dry then water them. Pruning, or lack of, can be a reason for not flowering. Prune early flowered shrubs after flowering and later flowerers in early spring.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:22

I may have posted a photo of this bed early this month. It was a mess. Here are before and after photos, which is what I've been doing in between the veg garden and the greenhouse seedlings.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:01

Sunny, but there is a nip in the wind. 3° this morning 14° now. Badly need rain.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 10:37

I think the size was too small on word, trying this one.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 10:28

Morning all, sunny but nippy wind.

Now I know why pushing the wheelbarrow is tiring, I’m quite short, so have to support the weight with bent arms.

Obelixx, when did you prune the fig and was there a particular method? Since I planted mine it has grown bigger and bigger but bears no fruit.

I kept toys and books and now the grandchildren use them. 9 of them and 2 more on the way, a friend told me I’d harmed the planet, she’s very into ecology.

So exciting Lily, how long are they staying? Or did you say?

Last edited: 18 April 2017 10:35:52

Inherited this pond - help!

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 23:15

Hello, BL looking in  Thanks Pansy. 

I live in SW France. I have a pond in the paddock which often dries up in the summer, probably dug for cows. I've fenced it as I didn't want the horses in it, very muddy bottom. I don't do anything with it. I have a small ornamental pond in the garden that my son dug. It was pretty once but a friend's Lab went for a swim in it and pierced the liner. After a failed attempt at mending the liner I don't do anything with that either and it's got very overgrown. There is a marsh marigold flowering at the moment and toads breed in it.

I have a big garden and lots of flowers and roses, I just haven't time to deal with anything fiddly.

Sorry, I don't know anything about wildlife groups but I have joined a gardening club and I know of 2 others. Mix of French and English. I open my garden every summer for charity. https://www.opengardens.eu/ 

Good luck with your garden. Is the pond in the garden or in a rougher bit? I don't think you have to do anything really, unless you have a burning ambition to have a beautiful pond. Probably easier to dig a new one from scratch.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 22:37

I used to play Snooker in the local youth club when I was in my teens. Does anyone remember Hurricane Higgins? I liked him.

I used to watch Top Gear, liked it when Jeremy Clarkson was in it.

Just having hot chocolate with a pain killer before bed, spent a lot of the day on my knees, sniffing the good earth and cursing at the weeds.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 21:20

Lyn, if you're looking in, I don't have an iPad, occasionally I borrow OH's.

I re-started my Laptop, still have ads including TripAdvisor and something about Prince's father but I can type at the moment. That's the funny thing, sometimes it's OK, sometimes it isn't.

Been weeding and planting and edging this afternoon, quite stiff now.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 14:28

Thanks Obelixx. I've installed it, at least I thought I had, it's window it had finished installing it, but there are still ads. Should there be?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 11:52

Bother, used Word, as couldn't type here and it's not a good font.

Won’t edit

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