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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Border problem

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:49

The Lobelia will catch up. Summer bedding plants flower for a long time. Just wait, won't be long.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:48

Sorry, advance warning, bit of a rant coming up, but I don't often rant.

Last night on GW on TV Monty said that one indispensable piece of kit he has is his warm bed with heated cables in it. He said it cost £700 years ago and has saved him 10s of thousands of £s. Then he said if you can't afford that he had something cheaper, a big heated pad to put under seed trays. That cost £100. I don't see the average gardener affording that sort of thing, you need a huge GH to put it all in for a start. I think GW should be more for the average gardener.

Or are we all interested to see that anyway? How I miss Geoff Hamilton and all the things he showed us how to make cheaply.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:00

Just had a look at my PM page and it looks OK, not that I've tried using it. Afraid I don't use it very often. But I did see the message from BusyBee.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 08:54

Morning all. Fell asleep in front of GW last night. Think Monty's voice is soporific, and I wanted to see the bit about Sweet Peas.

The weather forecast for Southern England yesterday and today is warmer than Dordogne!

Must get a moving planting out new perennials and annuals in flower beds, before they get pot bound.

Sad rhubarb

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:27

I've been looking up rhubarb. First found on the banks of the river Volga in Siberia so it likes cold and wet. So it can't be rain that upset mine. Mine probably doesn't grow because I live in Dordogne where it is hot and dry in summer. In fact I've only ever once seen it for sale here, to eat, not the plant, I mean.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:16

No foal, friend's horse is a gelding, but he's still interested.

Seem to have done something to my right knee, which has a bit of osteoarthritis. Gone stiff and painful.

My daughter used to be physically sick before exams. The only course she really liked, and excellent results, was her MA in English at Bordeaux University because most of it was judged on course work. She's now an English teacher, teenagers, in France.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 16:34

At least you don't look miserable about it Dove! I'm afraid I put weedkiller on mine, there were more than just dandelions.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 14:37

Hello all.

Been riding with a friend. My mare was a bit uppity and I thought it was because it is very windy today, but when we put them in the paddock it was obvious she's in season! Friend's horse is a boy and she has a bit of a thing for him. The way he behaved, I think it's mutual.

Now out to the garden, troughs to plant, weeds to grub up.

September Raspberries

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 08:43

Mine are like that, but shorter. The variety is "September", the shortest and roamiest of all the raspeberries I have grown, but the only variety I still have. The other varieties didn't like the hot dry sun of SW France in the summer. They fruit on the old canes in June and the new canes in autumn, so in winter or early spring I cut out the old canes that have fruited twice and shorten the new ones, by a few inches.

Steep slope planting plans - any photos?

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 22:55

They sell trays of it in my local garden centre, not very expensive, especially for that sort of thing. But I live in France.

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