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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Which plants for under an oak tree?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:27

Sounds as though you need a tough ground cover plant that doesn't mind drought or shade - like periwinkle, or geranium macrorrhizum.

Talkback: What to prune in spring

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:18

I prune my hardy fuschias near the end of March when I cut them almost down to the ground.

Lily Beetle

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:17

Once upon a time I had a beautiful clump of Madonna lilies. Now I don't.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 09:13

Morning all. -3° frosty and sunny. Must do some GH sorting. Hopefully OH will put up the electric feed today. The zinnia seedlings on sitting room window sill have gone very leggy. Strange because the Dahlias and Cosmos next door are OK.

Must do some pruning.

Last night I had a phone call asking if I could accept a coach load of 45 for my Open Garden in May! I was worried that no one would turn up!

Ideas of Nurseries and Garden Centres to Visit on my hols in the South East

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 23:39

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/68857.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Marchants Hardy Plants garden.

Ideas of Nurseries and Garden Centres to Visit on my hols in the South East

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 23:30

I was going to suggest Merriments and Marchants Hardy Plants, both sell plants, both have gardens open to the public and Merriments is a garden Centre as well. My parents lived in Battle.

Thanks Salino, I didn't know about Great Park farm, so that's one more on the list for April.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 14:46

BM, my little mare is Portuguese, Lusitano, but brought up in France, trained by me so speaks English. Present from my lovely late father. Her hooves are much better and ground is drying out now so hopefully she'll be OK.

Went to supermarket, lunched in the Chinese. Why do I feel so knackered now? I never used to catch bugs either.

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:25

That happened to me too John, think it's a problem with the site. Lovely photo, thank you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 09:21

Morning all.

Hate going to the hairdresser, cut my hair this morning, have folding mirror wardrobe doors, have got used to cutting it with everything being back to front.

Going to the supermarket for supplies. OH says he'll treat me to lunch out, nothing posh, probably the Chinese.

Clematis

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 22:40

It all depends what group the clematis is. Group 1 which includes Montanas don't need pruning until they get too messy and straggly. Group 3, like Princess Diana, need cutting back hard. Have a look at this site to see what to do about pruning.  http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/  

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