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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Pruning a grape

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 09:43

It's not too late. It's been a cold winter and grapes should be pruned before the sap rises or they will bleed sap. That usually happens from March, so early February should still be OK. The best time, though is December.

I found this site helpful as it takes you from the beginning with a young vine.

http://www.grapegrowingguide.com/grape-pruning.html 

Buying plants on the Web

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:37

People seem to recommend "Crocus".

Poppy Identification

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:35

That is a variety of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy, an annual. Patty's Plum is an oriental poppy with much more divided leaves and perennial.

Lily of the valley

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 18:25

I may have some DD, if they come up I'll dig some up for you. May need carrot cake though!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 18:22

Were you asking DD? Love carrot cake, please. But if it snows or is too icy we'll have to postpone. OH's choir was cancelled tonight because of risk of snow, but it hasn't snowed.

What's on your wishlist?

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:51

Local Leclerc Hypermarket had one of my wishlist this morning! Hydrangea Vanille Fraise. Didn't fall into the trolley, it was lowered carefully and smiled at.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 14:45

Went to hypermarket, followed by lunch at the Wok place (cheap Chinese buffet with friendly waitress). Amazing, hypermarket had one of my plant wishes for this year, Hydrangea Vanille Fraise, hope it's alive, just bare branches at the moment.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 09:51

Morning all. -3° Bleak.

Wish I could help Lesley eat some of the contents of her freezer so she could carry on cooking, but Dordogne is a long way from Scotland!

Had a weird dream, was going on a hiking holiday, some of the people were from the forum! Stayed in a hostel. I thought it was warm so I put on a summer dress, but when I went down to breakfast everyone was wearing jeans, pullovers, anoraks and hiking boots!

Greenhouse book

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 22:31

I have some of them too. They are best sellers, although old. Used them a lot for my first garden in 1973. http://www.expert-books.co.uk/ 

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What tree has a flower like this?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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