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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 18:56

Have checked, found the answer. A wretched mole has tunnelled underneath it, so although I watered the roots were dangling.  Good thing I took some bits off it last autumn which are still alive but in a shadier spot.

Verdun I'm a great believer in adding manure etc. to planting holes

Geum Totally Tangerine

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:45

My biggest TT died this summer. Could the weather have been too hot and dry? 35° for about 2 weeks, but I did water it. It had looked good with Erysimum Jenny Brook.

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 23:41

I have it edging a bed. It can be invasive, but I dig it out round the edges when it misbehaves.


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:20

I use Ariel Bio for blood, as Dove said. It digests proteins. I pour neat Ariel onto the stains, leave for a bit then soak for a few hours before washing, but not in very hot water which will cook the stain in.


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:00

You sound so organised Fidget. I think Pimms would be nice before beef stew, then red wine with the stew.

Have been making beds for the family coming for grandson's christening. Have watered pots outside.


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 09:00

Morning all.

I hope Yvie's OH's op goes well and Pat's results are good. Good luck with the move, Wonky.

We were going to shift some more logs today but the man who does the strimmering around the paddocks has borrowed the garden tractor and trailer. Perhaps we'll do it in his lunch break. The French always have a 2 hour lunch break.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 14:00

It took me 1h30 to cut the bramble out of the Albertine rose, no blackberries on it, just long prickly stems. The honeysuckle got in the way too.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 10:02

Morning all.

Yesterday I noticed a huge bramble in the long border, at the back with the very prickly Albertine rose. Don't think I'll enjoy today trying to get rid of it!

I hope Punkdoc's neighbour problem can be sorted.

Off to see what Dove and Verdun have said about Totally Tangerine. Think mine has died, glad I took bits off it in the spring.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:53


I hope you have a lovely birthday, Nutcutlet.


Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:22

It's much better than I thought then. Also I was thinking it was sunny and dry. One and a half spade depths sounds pretty good. Some parts of my limestone rocky garden are only 6" deep.

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