Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Pancake Tuesday

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:50

We will have ours this evening with fresh lemon and sugar. The French are always surprised by that, they have them with just sugar or jam or Nutella.

But sometimes we have stuffed savoury pancakes which I buy as they are made with brown flour and are stronger. I stuff them with chicken and mushrooms in a sauce or with salmon and asparagus, or ham and cheese, like they have them in the pancake restaurants "crêperies" in Brittany. Not just for pancake day.

Did I plant my cucumbers too early?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:42

I sow them in the second half of March too, even April if it's cold. You do mean sowed the seeds, not planted little plants that you bought? Some garden centres are selling young plants far too early.

We need some serious help!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:18

Plants make a difference!

We need some serious help!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 13:09

Have you looked at images on Google?

I suppose a lot depends on budget. If you hate the paving stones and could afford it then you could lay new ones or what about using some wooden decking? Trellis on the walls might look more attractive and it could be painted a colour you like too.

You could have a small climbing rose in a large pot against the house wall, or something scented like Star Jasmin.

Or a pergola with garden furniture under it and climbers up it, either in pots or in the ground if you can remove some pavers.

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 12:16

Try looking for seed websites on Google, there are lots, Suttons, Unwins, Dobbies etc. Is there a garden centre near you? They sell seeds, so do supermarkets and DIY places.

We need some serious help!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 11:24

If you can't remove the slabs or the concrete then the answer is container gardening. Use large pots and troughs, put some on the ground level as well. You've made a great start with painting the wall and planting the pots by the fence. Is it your fence? If so you could use bigger pots and plant clematis to climb up the fence but you would need to put up some wires to support them. You could grow something up the concrete walls too and taller pots with taller plants would help to hide the walls.

Problems using the website

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 11:15

Does anyone else have problems with this site? Sometimes it works, but is slow. Other times it packs up altogether and messages appear on my screen to say the site is not responding. Also my laptop seems to overheat when using the forum. It doesn't happen with any other website or forum. I know Internet is poor here, but it's weird that it's only GW that is affected. Are there too many ads on it? I didn't have these problems with the old site.

So frustrating, I've tried several times to answer questions on the threads and join in on threads but the site packs up.

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 10:49

Do you mean the one with bare branches? It's very hard to tell without leaves. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 10:16

Pat, she really lived in the UK but she had to go back to Singapore to look after her parents before they died.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 10:07

That road looks so tiny, not like an A road at all! Dwarfed by the majestic mountains.

Lovely photos, Scroggin, but it looks so chilly! Are you on holiday?

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