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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 00:32

Is that bottom rose Nostalgia?

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 00:31

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We visited a fabulous garden near York, called Breezy knees. Quite a new garden, they started planting the flowers in 2006 having planted trees and hedges first to protect it from the wind. The soil was sandy so dried out quickly so they have used weed preventing porous fabric topped with lots of bark chippings. It's worked very well.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:25

Removed another 2 barrowloads of weeds from veggie garden.

Keeps thundering. Hope it's OK for tonight, don't want a storm, we are going to see Romeo and Juliet in Domme, travelling Shakespeare company. http://www.ad-tour.com/ 

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 13:42

I love pastel/lilac pink. I'm not much of a one for colour matching. Tend to go for best growing conditions and colour turns up any where, but there can be happy accidents.

Forum names

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:53

I see Dove has found this thread again. I answered in March last year, this - "I'm Busy-Lizzie because I'm Liz and there is always so much to do in the garden and I never seem to have time to get round to doing it all! Shame Busy-Lizzies have got stricken by a fungus - but mine were fine last year"

snapdragons

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:44

I dead head mine and they do flower again, also they flower 2 years running, unless the winter is very cold.

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:42

They do become like marrows, but I believe they are actually 2 different varieties.

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:32

My David Austin climber "The Pilgrim" has never had blackspot at all. A few years ago my climbing Paul's Scarlet was very ill with mildew and black spot. I did what Dave Morgan has said, sprayed and fed and watered it well and it has made a complete recovery. So I would never throw away a rose. I love roses.

Soil Improvement for 2015

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:26

I have poor, shallow, alkali soil. The first year (over 20 years ago) nothing grew, and what did was yellow. Now, loads of farm manure and manure from my horses later, it's all thriving, but full of weed seeds from the horses organic hay! The second year I used a lot of fertiliser as well as the FY manure and it was fine.

Talkback: Fellowship on the forum

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:22

I followed this with interest and admiration. Was sorry I couldn't help deliver, but living in SW France made it too complicated.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Last Post: 27/10/2014 at 15:36

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 19:35

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

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Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

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Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

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Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

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Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

reviews

why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

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