Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:12

We had the first helping of broad beans a few days ago, but they were a little too small - couldn't wait! Have masses of raspberries and blueberries.

The garden so far

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:07

Well done! It's looking great.

Scilla peruviana

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 09:06

That sometimes happens with mine too. Mine seem to flower better if they don't get too dry when dying down the year before.

Which plants would you relegate to the compost heap... for good?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 08:55

We had a thread like this before and I was amazed by the plants people didn't like. I'm amazed again! I like most of the plants mentioned. Topbird, how could you not like daffodils?  I like most plants and flowers, but I agree about coleus, not that keen.

But no one has mentioned yellow lamium. I will admit it has pretty leaves and pretty flowers, but it is such a thug. I had to dig up a flower bed this spring because it had taken over, even though I'd weeded it out last year. 

Duped by online "garden centre"

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 08:43

Mine is in a very big pot. It's now quite big and has been re-potted 3 times. For the first couple of years it didn't smell much. I've fed it and watered it and it's grown a lot. It doesn't smell very strong in the mornings, you have to get close to a flower to smell it, but on warm summer evenings, when I leave the back door open, it fills the house with scent. It's on the south facing wall of the house. Maybe you just need to wait for it to mature a bit.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 08:35

Morning all.

Hugs and hope for you, Joyce and your OH.

Was cooler this morning, 15°, opened all the windows last night to cool the house down. Bedroom had been 26°. But it will get hot later. Must plant my last 3 dahlias first. Then some HW and make daughter's bed, then make pork pies and chocolate mousse. Raspberries will need picking again, but may do it tomorrow morning before going to son's.

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:47

Wouldn't you rather sleep with OH?

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:44

I don't know if you can buy the mole bomb thing in the UK but it is sold here in France. It's a sort of detonator that you attach a small bomb that looks a bit like a firework banger to and you push it into a mole burrow.

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:41

It depends what you sprayed them with. If glyphosate then you won't see much effect for a couple of weeks. If brushwood killer than the brambles will look poorly after a couple of days. You shouldn't need to spray again unless it's obvious it hasn't worked or if the brambles then make new growth.

Resurrected Sixteen

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 23:31

I haven't! Having hot chocolate and looking at emails. OH is in England for the next 6 days.

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