Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

work in progress

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 12:03

I buy seeds when we are in England, thanks Baza. But now I know where to go.

Pruning roses this year

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 10:13

Queen Elizabeth is pink. I thought your rose was pink but the photo is a bit dark and sideways on my laptop.

work in progress

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 09:59

And now I've looked at them enlarged - what amazing prices. Don't think anywhere in France sells them that cheap.

work in progress

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 09:57

What a lot of packets! You should have a good show.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 09:55

Morning all. Well done Lyn's Dad. Is today his actual birthday? Hope he has a happy one and I hope he is feeling better today.

-3° and frosty. Sun should be out though. Will carry on pruning this afties. Found a tray of Bellis daisies in a cold frame, must plant them out they look a bit hungry.

Short squat window box summer bedding plants

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 22:45

I use long lasting fertiliser granules, last for 6 months.

Have you tried ageratums, short bedding dahlias, diascia, French marigolds, verbena, pelargoniums? Busy-Lizzies are happiest in shade.

Can anyone recommend a Jamine for me?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:12

The only white flowered evergreen jasmine I can think of is Trachelospermum jasminoides, but it needs a sheltered spot. Having said that, mine has survived -7°. It looked a bit unhappy one cold winter and lost leaves but when spring came it grew back.

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:07

Sounds like a good idea.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:04

Thanks Wintersong.

Have been in garden this afties. Pruned the big grape vine, almost too late. Pruned the New Dawn rose and Rosa Complicata and 2 clematis. Princess Diana was making shoots under the tangle of stems, about 18ins from the ground, so that's where I cut her to, Group 3.
OH has mown the flower garden lawn, looks so much better.

Will have to make a new rubbish tip for things like rose prunings. We always put them on the bonfire but the woman in the Mairie has told me that all garden bonfires have been banned in France. They say because of pollution.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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