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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What is the best way to remove seedlings from a propogator?

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:30

You ease each one out carefully using a pencil or a plant label to dig it out with, holding by the leaves, not the stem. Have little pots waiting filled with compost. Make a hole in the compost, lower the seedling in and gently firm the compost around it. Then water using a fine rose. This is called "pricking out". Takes a bit of time, but I enjoy doing it.

Laying turf on hardcore

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:27

My lawn is on an old farmyard with a hardcore base, topped with topsoil. Gets dry in summer and more weeds seem to grow on the shallowest bits, but it's still a lawn.

My Lupines are wilting!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:24

Lupins don't like being moved, but I would do what pansyface says.

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:23

I would make a salad patch, an asparagus bed and a strawberry bed. All have been said, but that's my choice.

Potential disaster - vole appearance!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:20

Oh dear. Are you against poison for voles? I have moles in my big border. Have caught some with traps but they never go. They make tunnels under plants. Then the plants get too dry and die.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 09:04

Got it! Good sized garden then. The trees give it a lovely country feel.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 08:52

Morning all.

What a horrible dream KEF!

Verdun's reminded me, 5 weeks or so and we'll be on holiday in England. Heading for Shropshire and David Austin's rose nursery. Anyone know of any good gardens to visit in Shropshire?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 08:47

Lovely garden Gilly. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for each stage when downloading photos.

Is that your front garden Chris? Looks big, do you walk across the lawn when you come in? Looks as if it's in the countryside.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 08:42

The average temperature in Sicily in Jan and Feb is 13° and July and Aug is 29°, so perhaps they grow earlier in the year.

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 08:38

I love asparagus and buy local here in France when it's in season (but it's more expensive) and from South America otherwise. They have to make a living there too and they can provide it out of season. I had my own bed for 18 years though, until bindweed took over.

I enjoy the Allotment Challenge as entertainment, not a serious gardening programme, which it isn't. But I think they could have made it so and made 2 programmes out of it, one being the gardening bit in more depth.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

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photos of our gardens 
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reviews

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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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