Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Arg, slugs again

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:11

The only thing I have found that really works are those blue poisonous slug pellets that a lot of people hate. I don't know if hedgehogs will eat poisoned slugs, but I've watched the birds here and they don't touch them.

Choice of perennials

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:07

It's a big subject and also depends on what sort of soil you have, acid or alkali, heavy or light and whether you will be planting in sun or shade. Some plants like it most and others are happier dry.

I started years ago by buying a book about perennials, then walking up the street to see what others had planted that I liked and looking them up in the book. Nowadays there is the Internet which is a huge source of information and garden centres have lots of well labelled plants.

Another thing is your own personal taste. Do you prefer spikes like salvias or daisies like rudbeckias? What colours?

I would start with the easier plants, like hardy geraniums, salvia nemorosa, rudbeckias, phlox, tiarella, campanulas, aster Monch, day lilies. Also plant bulbs, daffodils, tulips (after November), snowdrops, crocus, allium Purple Sensation.

It takes time and practice to get to know plants and your garden. Some will grow well for you and some won't. Good luck.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 19:51

Evening all!
The BBQ today went well, I had time to enjoy it as there were fewer people than usual, 26. When we had over 50 I didn't have time to talk to anyone. And I won a pretty pink handbag in the raffle! We had live music, every year a lovely chap comes and sings country type music for free as it's for charity. Food went down very well and some people brought some lovely desserts. The sun came out, but it wasn't too hot, just nice.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 08:34

I suppose the green leaves of the trees are showing murkily through it! And you can't see through pea soup either. Should be mushroom soup!

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 08:28

Morning all.

Pea soup here too. Hope it clears for my BBQ or no one will want to eat on the terrace. Must get on, busy day.

How many holes?

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:29

Could be useful if one hole gets blocked up.

Rudbeckia imposter

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:27

It looks like the annual Rudbeckia Denver Daisy that I grew last year.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 20:09

My order of violas and bellis daisies are coming the week of the 25th September, MrsFoxglove.

We rarely have steak but we had it tonight, Irish from the delivery man yesterday. Really good. Then raspberries from the garden with Jersey cream, also from the delivery man. Can't get Jersey cream here. I now have meat pies from Yorkshire and Irish pork sausages and Irish minced lamb in the freezer. Lamb here is very expensive and I've never seen it minced. I love it in spicy burgers with mint in them.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 16:49

Sounds wonderful, Dove. Hope you find somewhere good.

Just took the tablecloths, they were dry, off the line before the rain started.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 13:38

Didn't they even stay for lunch? Hope they have a good holiday.

Grey and cool here too, I'm also wearing jeans. I don't want rain until the 3 tablecloths that I'd forgotten to wash are dry, and I don't want rain tomorrow either. Have dealt with the marinating of the meat, same as the Gardener's Club, chicken Tandoori, Lemon and Thyme Chicken and honey and mustard pork. There are also burgers and herb sausages. Now I only have one BBQ, once I had 3, I'll cook the chicken and sausages in the kitchen. Next to do is start preparing salads.

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