Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 20:44

Could have sworn I'd posted about boring stuff, such as HW, but it's not here. Must have forgotten to click on submit reply.

Had to watch Monty Don in bed. Sitting room satellite isn't working properly for BBC2, it's raining so hard the picture keeps breaking up. Let dog out for a wee, had to towel him.

Bulbs

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 16:11

It's too soon to plant them outside. I said in my last post that they aren't frost proof. There is a risk of frost usually until mid May. But you can start the tubers (they aren't bulbs, bulbs are like onions, daffodils) off indoors before putting them outside to get them going. Begonias don't like full sun, they prefer some shade. I've grown them in full shade. Which plants did you buy? If they are begonias then keep them on a window sill (not in the sun) for a bit until risk of frost is over.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 13:31

Big change from yesterday's blue sky, grey and on and off light rain.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 09:08

Morning all.

That is fascinating, Dove. Does it just nest on the gravel without actually building a nest?

Going shopping this morning. I am making sandwiches for 30 members of the orchestra tomorrow for the concert that OH will be singing in with his choir. Need the ingredients. Also need dog and cat food for when we are away in Norfolk next week, for the housesitter to feed them.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:23

There are different sorts. Bedding ones are quite short, there are big ones with big flowers and trailing ones and quite a big one called Dragon's Wing. They are not frost proof so you have to dig up the big ones and store them. The little bedding ones you buy each year, not expensive. They will all flower right through the summer.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:12

If the bed is always in shade the choice is limited for colour. Begonias are OK in shade. Busy-Lizzies are great but in the past few years the common ones have had a fungal disease. Most summer bedding likes sun and you replace it every year as they are annuals. The plants I mentioned are perennials, will come up every year, flower in spring and have attractive leaves afterwards. There is a great selection of hostas. Some of them have nice bell like flowers.

Container rose for fence - north- shade. Alberic barbier or the pilgrim?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:07

The pot is 50cms tall and 55cms wide at the top. Not sure about the rose, depends on time of year and whether I've just pruned it! Need a step ladder. Think it's about 10 feet in that photo. It's 6 or 7 years old.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:59

Nanny Beach, I live in SW France, Dordogne. If you click on my name you will see my profile.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:56

Linda, I have a salvia with blue flowers called Blauhugel, it's always covered with bees in summer.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:52

They are spring flowering but have attractive leaves. Heucheras come in many colours and Brunnera comes in various frosted looks.

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