Busy-Lizzie


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Stringy Beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 13:54

That would be my answer too.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 12:11

Sounds lovely, Dove. Will we get a photo?

Something Is Eating its way through everything!

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:53

Gosh, sounds awful. I've seen maggots like those of carrot root fly, but not something that gets in everything. Never heard of it with tomatoes. Is there any chance of a photo of it?

Does anyone recognise this seedling?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:48

The biggest, best and most fragrant lemons I've ever seen were in Ravello in Italy. So, if you know anyone going there on holiday ...

Moving mature plants

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:34

You can move perennials if you lift up all the earth and roots around them and water well. A poster here, Verdun, has had success with it, so did my daughter when she moved house.


I don't know about the hydrangea, but if it's a question of it will die anyway because of the builders then it's worth giving it a go, taking as much root as you can. They dig up mature plants, even trees, for the Chelsea Flower Show.

Bio roof weeds

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:30

When I put glyphosate on the paths the mossy bits go yellow.

My flowers ..

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:28

I've given up sunflowers too, often don't germinate, slugs eat them and if they grow they need staking. Sowed some expensive dwarf ones a couple of years ago and nothing came up. Don't understand it, the French fields here are full of them! Grow annual rudbeckias instead, lots of different varieties too.


I will grow more dahlias next year, they make splashes of colour at times when other things have finished or not out yet. There is such a variety of shape and colour and they are so easy to grow from seed.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 09:10

Morning all. Thunderstorms last night and in the night. Unplugged the Wifi. Electricity turned itself off, because of the trip meter. But I don't think there was a huge amount of rain.

Plant ID

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:25

2nd one is Geranium "Orkney Cherry"


3rd is Phlomis Fructicosa


4th is Acanthus Mollis

Lysimachia Clethroides

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:19


I have it too and it behaves as obelixx says. I dug in compost and manure when I planted it. It can be very hot and dry in summer in Dordogne, but I water the bed every week. Mine is in this bed.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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