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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

winter pansies which species?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:51


They are all hardy. I use bedding violas a lot. There won't be many flowers in winter but as soon as the weather is brighter they start coming and are a riot of colour in April/May before you want to plant summer bedding. I also like a smallish yellow and blue pansy called "Ultima Morpho", but I live in France so I don't know what they sell in England. I buy mine online as plug plants in autumn.

Here are some of mine.


Plants for a fedge

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:41

Hello, is this the one you were thinking of? 

Plant/Tree ID - Help getting rid!

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:36

Sorry, I just can't make out which plant you mean and the photos won't enlarge enough when clicked on.

Potatoes - Only one is flowering

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:33

I would have a rummage. Sometimes when potatoes are really happy they don't bother to flower. I'm harvesting mine now.

My Strawberries are all being eaten

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:32

It's usually birds, or so I've found. Netting them is the answer. Birds always seem to eat fruit just before it's ripe enough for us.


Posted: 19/06/2015 at 09:30

Lesley, that's why Chris Beardshaw and Poldark are so great. You can watch them on TV without have to do their dirty washing!

Rained in the night. More weeding and dead heading to do.


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 21:54

Fairygirl, I would like to watch Mr. B on Beechgrove - how did you know? But it always seems to be on at inconvenient times, especially as French times are an hour ahead. Like Sunday when I'm in church.

work in progress

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:40

Well done Baza


Posted: 18/06/2015 at 11:37

Morning all.

Have put the flooded carpet back and hoovered it, looks OK, will shampoo it while the furniture is off.

Loads to do in the garden.


Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:02

I think I'll share a glass (or 2 or 3) of Vino Collapso with RB.

The flooded floor is all washed and shined, a sort of French quarry tile called Tomettes. The carpet is still outside on the terrace with the underlay, lucky the weather is warm and sunny. Have taken the opportunity to Spring clean.

Did more weeding in the veggie garden this afternoon. It's only a month today that I had my garden Open Day. How come there are weeds in there that are thigh high and thistles in flower?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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