Busy-Lizzie


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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:11

End bed is now weeded and tidied up, planted with tulips, anemones and alliums. Took 3 hours and 3 barrow loads to the heap. Cup of tea time.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 11:01

I don't think I would ever have a below ground pool installed, expensive and running costs too. But lots of houses have them here. Lots of people have above ground bright blue or white pools, not very expensive as pools go, but ugly. What about a wooden clad one with decking, Obelixx? They can be landscaped to look OK. http://www.bayleisure.co.uk/cms/uploads/images/above-3.jpg  This one doesn't look finished yet, would need fencing too. Does it get hot where you are? It's often well into the 30s here in summer. I certainly wouldn't bother with a pool in England, assuming it could be afforded.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:18

Morning all.


Two men have come to replace the pool filter, another expense. But the old one was leaking, I was scared it would explode! It's very old.


Hope your neck improves through the day, Dove.


I think it will be a sunnyday, so that means gardening. But it's 0° now with a light frost.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:40

Another gorgeous photo of Cosmos. My son's cat is completely opposite, all black. Mine is black and white.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:32

Thank God for that!


I thought Claudia managed the lifts very well.

Moss in Flower bed

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:29

Thanks Dove. It compacts easily, clay. But I've dug loads of manure in over the years.

Bulb questions

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:49

I planted a load of tulips and alliums today. I still have a load of tulips to plant, but I won't worry so long as I get them in before the end of December. Tulips can be planted later than others.

Moss in Flower bed

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:44

I've just been planting tulips and alliums in the long border. I'd already cut down the perennials and I thought it was ready to plant. But it's now full of bright green moss that wasn't there before all the rain we've had and fallen brown leaves. I've raked it off where I've planted the bulbs, but should I get rid of it all or will it provide winter protection?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 17:33

Fantastic covered market, Obelixx, and cute kitten. Taramasalata isn't difficult to make, but it doesn't taste the same as the pink stuff you buy in pots.


I've done 3 hours of chopping, weeding and bulb planting this afternoon. Looking forward to relaxing in front of Strictly.

Soil Treatment

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 12:33

Your soil sounds good, but if you want to make the clay bit easier to work then add compost. Manure is good too for improving soil texture, most plants deal with it when it is well rotted, dark brown and crumbly. What are you planning that doesn't like it? Grow More is a fertiliser, usually plants that don't like manure don't like fertiliser either, shrubby Mediterranean type plants that like poor soil.

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