Busy-Lizzie


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Another new garden

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:07

Exciting project, hard work but fun. Good luck, look forward to the photos. Don't forget the "before" photos as well as the "after".

Do plants need sunlight over winter?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:03

Ivy and brambles takeover!

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:03

I've tried several weedkillers on both without permanent results  Ivy seems especially resistant. The best way is to dig them up, hard work, and sometimes impossible when they are growing in the middle of a shrub.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:58

Blue sky and sunshine.  5° at 8am, 14° now 11am in Dordogne, but the forecast says 28° for this afternoon. I'll believe it when I see it!

Hostas starting to go over

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:54

I plant snowdrops around my hostas and I find it works well. The bulbs are small and they flower while the hostas are dormant. The hosta leaves then cover the dying remains of snowdrop leaves when they start growing.

Do plants need sunlight over winter?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:48

You can get clear sheeting for putting over plants from Garden Centres. I wouldn't use blue tarpaulin. The plants you mention, except, perhaps, Penstemon, are quite hardy and should be OK with just the shelter of the wall. They won't mind some rain. I have a cheap polycarbonate cold frame by the kitchen wall for overwintering plants. You could even make one.


I would leave foliage as winter protection, trim it in the spring.

Last edited: 29 September 2016 09:49:24

Need Help to identify this plant

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:38

Oh, gosh, could be several things. Try Lewisia.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:07

Morning all.


Will carry on potting and planting my new spring bedding plug plants. Hadn't realised what a mess the GH and cold frames had got into. There was a large chest high weed with fluffy seeds growing in one of the cold frames. I expect they will be smothered with that weed next year.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 22:23

Great news Wonky, well done!

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 19:40


You sound as fond of your cottage in Scotland, Liri as I am of ours in Norfolk. Our view isn't as spectacular as yours, but it's peaceful and I like it. These are the girls in the field behind it. They look ghostlike on a June evening in the mist.

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