London (change)
Today 8°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 7°C / 3°C

Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:14

Gosh, am I a grubby person? I don't replace my duvets every year. I have 3, summer, winter and in between, each several years old. I do change the covers of course.

Don't think I've been here today, been busy cleaning 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and making up beds for the children and grandchildren's arrival, but I did make a start yesterday. Son and daughter coming tomorrow evening and other daughter on Saturday. Son 2's baby son being christened on Sunday, followed by meal in posh hotel. Also did shopping this morning.

A box full of plug plants arrived this morning. I've unwrapped them but will have to pot them on tomorrow. Hope to have lots of violas, polyanthus, double daisies and forget-me-nots for my Open Garden day in early May.

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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.

HELLO FORKERS!

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/92704.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

 

I hope you have a lovely birthday, Nutcutlet.

 

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Replies: 98    Views: 3815
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 21:46

What tree has a flower like this?

Replies: 7    Views: 558
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 22:04

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Replies: 7    Views: 643
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 936
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 3560
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 224    Views: 9511
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 22:43

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2333    Views: 134171
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 10:37

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 1107
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 1081
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25

wyre-forest-why

Replies: 7    Views: 1035
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 930
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 971
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 7233
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1946
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 1715
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30
1 to 15 of 19 threads