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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Rudbeckia - Cherry Brandy

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 15:39

Well, I'm not growing them again. Poor germination, poor growth, dull dusky red flowers and they all died in the winter. But it was -8° a few times.

This year I'm trying Zinnia Profusion Cherry which are already starting to flower, bought as plug plants.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:52

How to make durable plant markers?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:41

Which markers?

re-using compost in containers

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:40

I would use it again for radishes. When used for bedding plants I change the top 6 inches and give long lasting fertiliser pellets. But radishes don't need a rich soil or they grow lots of leaf at the expense of radish. But I don't know how often you can do it.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 09:36

Morning all.

Farrier has been and trimmed horses' feet. Hannah was naughty and didn't want to be caught until I got a bucket of horse nuts - which was her cunning plan. I don't like doing that, it's like a reward, but farrier had other clients to go to.

Wish plumber would come back and re-attach the outside tap, pots need watering. Said he'd come first thing and it's after 10.30am.

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 23:20


Happy birthday Yvie, is it on 27th or 28th?



Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:33

One good thing about the leak - I've sold my old cooker to the plumber's son! I was going to clean it and advertise it, but he's taken it away dirty so I gave him a discount.

Finished planting all my pots and troughs. Have quite a few seed grown tatty looking petunias left over. They should have been potted on again, but now I don't need them anyway.

Womble, garden is coming on beautifully.

Lily, my favourite sort of ice cream  that they don't sell in Dordogne

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:28

Planted the pots, including some herbs, on the kitchen terrace. That's all the pots done now. Have quite a lot of rather tatty looking petunias left over.


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:13

Housework this morning, planting pots on kitchen terrace this afternoon and talking to the plumbers in between. They've nearly finished. Coming back to re-connect an outside tap tomorrow. Was going to do some watering on the flower garden side but it's that tap. Also used for filling horses' water so very important.


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:37

Re my post yesterday "2 men came to read the water meter and they said I will have a big bill as there is a leak. Can't find it, must be under the concrete floor in the corridor to the boiler room where the water comes in to the house. Plumber coming tomorrow."

Plumber has come, confirmed leak. Going to put in above ground poly wotsit pipe and cut off old copper underground pipe.

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