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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 21:10

Sorry, OL, when you were being angelic in the GC I was outside! But I think buying a plant or 4 is a perfectly normal thing to do in a GC

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:06

KEF do you garden in bare feet? How come you had to wash them 3 times?

There was the odd sunny period between the rain. I wore wellies! Why does the spell check always try to change that to a cheeky word? Weeded the onions, planted out the sweetcorn and potted up some pelargoniums for my charity garden party and plant sale in June.

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:00

I like my garden to make me feel happy. I like to wander round smelling and touching the flowers and feeling my heart swell because of their beauty. I don't mind untidy borders because everything is swaying and billowing, but I don't really want weeds like big thistles growing in them. If OH keeps the lawns mown, which he enjoys, then it generally looks OK.

Allotment flowers

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:54

I don't actually have an allotment but I have a veggie garden. I grow nasturtiums next to the broad beans to keep the black fly off the beans, doesn't actually work, but they are pretty and I put them in salads. I grow French marigolds near the tomatoes, they are pretty too. I have various flowering herbs dotted about, like borage, dill and coriander. I have a tulip patch for cutting and a dahlia and gladioli patch too. Once I sowed some Love-in-a-Mist so they sow themselves every year. This year and some other years I have sweet peas.

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47194.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Hurray! Thank you! I have you in my garden and I'd forgotten your name, been driving me mad.

 

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:43

Ow, no ones coming near me with a needle, unless it's to cure something worse!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:41

Wake-up David! My sweet peas are 2 feet tall, how long before they flower? We are away 2 weeks in mid-June. What shall I tell the house-sitter?

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:39

I chose Busy-Lizzie because my real name is Liz and I'm always busy! But my favourite flower is rose, as on my avatar pic. David Spikes on another thread said I reminded him of roses, Zephirine Drouhin, I think, I thought that was lovely!

Sweet Pea, are sweet peas your favourites?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:29

Yes, they were last years plants, from seed, and they managed to survive the winter. I'd put most in pots and threw them away last autumn, but they were in a bed.

Plant id please, just leaves at the mo.

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 14:29

What put me off about poppies is I thought the smooth leaved sort were greyer and the green leafed sort are quite hairy with little bristles on the stem. I thought the ones Don sent look green and non hairy. But as I said, I don't really know.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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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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wyre-forest-why

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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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Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
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