Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 22:05

My Open Day is on the 9th July next year so I'll grow for my own garden but it's too late to sell bedding plants. Maybe less stressful! But, I forgot, I usually do a charity garden party in June and I sell plants then too.

Being a seedaholic is very easy!

pruning a Fuchsia

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 22:01

I do mine in the spring too, cut them right down.

Best plant bible

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:59

I'm another who likes the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening. For veg growing and cooking I like an old book Food from Your Garden by the Reader's Digest.

summer raspberries

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:55

I wouldn't worry, I don't usually get round to pruning them until Spring and then it's easier to tell which are old and new. Old ones are darker brown with little branches on them as Pierre says.

I've found an article about it, the author prunes his in winter. https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/pruning-raspberries-patrick-whitefield-0 


Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:48

I meant water and feed next year, not in the winter. They'll be asleep in the winter! I leave my tubers upside down to dry for a few days then pack them in a cardboard box with wood shavings in it. But newspaper is fine, easier to get hold of.

How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:44

Kitty - you noticed!

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:42

I've done the Bordeaux Edinburgh flight to see my brother in Crieff, but only in summer so it was a direct flight. Good thing my sister and another brother are in East Sussex.

Clarice, do you book the car online in advance? Much quicker to pick up and cheaper.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 21:33

Oh Fidget what a horrible shock that must have been, but what a relief he's arrived home. I hope his neck is OK.

I've been worrying about my OH who said he would ring me when he arrived in Eastbourne. I've just rung him, seems he forgot.


Posted: 24/11/2016 at 13:15

If they have worthwhile tubers then keep them cool, dark and frost free through the winter. Plant them or pot them into bigger pots next spring, don't forget to feed and water and you should have them back for longer next year.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 12:58

OH is flying.

I've just made a big pressure cooker full of leek and potato soup. Tomorrow I'm going to help about 2 dozen other English ladies sort out clothes, bedding, household goods, for refugees in a barn about 40 mins north of here. The soup is my contribution for lunch. I might have met 1 or 2 of them before, but some of us come from some way away.

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