Busy-Lizzie


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Tagete germination problem

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 07:52

That should do it, perhaps the seeds are duff.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:30


 

Just a coincidence that these turned out the same colour.

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:23

Getting too close for comfort!

Is this a type of grass?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:21

Mine does, it's just an orange and yellow one, bought years ago from the local GC without a named variety label.

Mulching?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:16

I don't ever mulch veg beds with bark. You can dig in manure for veg like runner beans, tomatoes and courgettes, but not root veg like carrots and parsnips. Don't ever sow under bark. Bark is much better for mulching in shrub beds or mixed shrub and flower borders to keep the weeds down and the moisture in. So you can grow most veg in your prepared  beds but if you want carrots and parsnips this year either dig another bed or grow them in containers. Carrots can do very well in containers as they like light soil with no stones.

Is this a type of grass?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:06

One of my red hot pokers is looking a bit like that.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:03

So do I!

Advice on pruning cotinus smoke tree for new garden

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:58

I did a big one over two years, had to saw off some quite big branches; It made lovely new growth. Did it in the spring.

Cut back crocosmia?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:56

I would cut it back to let the new growth come up freshly as it would in a hard winter when the old leaves die.

Stipa tenuissima - comb or cut ?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:54

Generally with evergreen grasses you comb them and with deciduous ones you cut off the old growth.

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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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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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Thank you to Tech team

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wyre-forest-why

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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