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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

what to grow on the less sunny side of a wall

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:07

Does that mean you only have an inch of topsoil? That's more of a problem than the shade. Either order a lorry load of topsoil or make some raised beds. How did you grow veg in 1 inch of soil?

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:02

Thank you Flumpy, Rose would love that pic and so would my 5 year old granddaughter, mad about "Frozen".

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 18:17


I hope you've had a good day Lyn.

Thank you for birthday wishes for my Granddaughter, Rose, 3 today. She had a purple fairy outfit for Christmas.


Has Anybody Got This Rose?

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 18:14

I bought Lady Emma Hamilton from David Austin last June, planted it in a pot, and it flowered about four times, gorgeous scent. My two favourite climbers from David Austin are also in big pots against the house, The Pilgrim and A Shropshire Lad.


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:43

Just popping in for a catch up, but haven't much to say, quiet day doing HW and walking the dog. Just to say hello.


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:46

Frank, Dove was asking about panels, not DD.

But I knew someone who didn't have electricity at all (in Dordogne), so they had solar panels and a generator. Often went wrong and when she wanted to use the washing machine she couldn't put the electric kettle on. Probably didn't have enough panels. But I kept having to do her washing in my machine when it went wrong!

How to prune this grapevine

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:25

Choose your 4 main stems and tie them to the wires so make your famework. If they are too long you can cut a third off each. Cut each shoot growing off them to one or two buds. Then, in summer, cut back all the leafy branches to where there is a bunch of flowers that will be grapes, so that each bunch isn't covered by leaves.

Help! Weeds, weeds and more weeds!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:16

I think my brambles must be a lot more vigorous than yours, Charlie. Chopping them back seems to make them grow stronger! Like pruning a rose.

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:00


Happy Birthday Lyn. Hope you have a lovely day.



Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:51

No, it didn't.

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