Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Blueberry planting

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 23:20

You can only find out by planting them, but 2/3 of the roots is a lot to break off. You only needed to loosen them around the edges. Plant them in acid soil or compost and give them some winter protection such as horticultural fleece. Mine are pretty hardy, but I believe the winters in Seattle are very cold.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 21:43

I liked him in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders. Like Poldark too, how could you compare it with football?

I was wondering about Waitrose Sunday deliveries. Nothing is delivered in France on a Sunday. Only very recently that supermarkets were allowed to open on Sunday mornings.

OH is watching the SS thing on TV. I got bored with it and the main actor gets on my nerves.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 17:56

I'm all discombobulated by the lack of notifications too. Not used to using followed threads.

Have done some rose pruning today and talked to family on the phone. Loads of rose left to do, weather forecast not very good.

Waiting for pizza to cook.

Going to the Malvern Spring Show, probably already said.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 18:37

Yesterday I, at last, planted the other two Gertrude Jekyll roses that OH gave me in the upper rose trellis bed. First removed a barrow load of weeds and cut down perennials. Changed quite a bit of the soil with soil from veg garden, compost and manure as there may have been roses there before. They used to get eaten by deer before OH fenced the flower garden. Also pruned a climbing rose, Pink Cloud.

Today pruned most of the Paul's Scarlet climber up the house and OH attacked a honeysuckle that hasn't been pruned for about 12 years.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 15:54

Tried a new restaurant (new to us) for OH's birthday, really delicious meal. His favourite restaurant was on holiday.

Very quiet in town this afternoon, half the shops were shut. I rarely go there on a Saturday, I always imagine it to be bustling. But the car parks were full in the big shopping area where the hypermarket is, on the way home.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 10:27

Just after I said I hadn't received any email notifications they all arrived, but none since.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 10:20

Dove's irises are lovely and neat, but mine look messy as the leaves have shot past the flowers.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 10:17

First Daffodil

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 09:56

Morning all. Cold -5°, frost, sunny.

OH's birthday today, I'm taking him out to lunch.

I spoke to DD on the phone fairly recently. She was waiting for the final paper for her business plan for the bank, but the person concerned had gone on holiday.

It will be a shame if Chelsea is slimmed down.

Starting off dahlias

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 22:00

I'll be potting mine up in the greenhouse early April. I plant them out in mid May. But the ones already in the garden I just leave there, mulched. Usually most of them survive the winter.

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Problems using the website

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What tree has a flower like this?

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

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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