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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Friend or Foe?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:02

Well done Caral, think that's it! At least I got the parsley bit!

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:07

I have that book. But I tend to plant where I think plants will be happy, sun, shade, dry, moist etc. Colour scheming as well is too complicated for me, especially when you have to work out the times of year as well. I try to mix early flowerers with late ones so I don't have bare patches. The middle bed was supposed to be pastels and the end bed was supposed to be hot colours, but it's got rather muddled.

making enquiries

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:02

I don't use thermometers with my electric propagators. It's just a mild heat from the heated cable in them and they always seem to get results. If you really want to know you could get a maximum/minimum thermometer and leave it in for night and see what the temp was.

Seed germination Rate

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:57

So would I.

Onion Seeds

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:55

Do you mean seeds or onions sets? Sets are like baby onions. Seeds are too small for carrier bags and don't do green shoots in a bag. The sets really should be got in as soon as possible, but I expect they can wait if you keep them cool, dry and not in a plastic bag. They are quite hardy and won't mind a frost. Can be planted in March with no worries.

Friend or Foe?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:51

I can't say with any certainty as they are very young, but is there a possibility that the first one is parsley and the second is a hellebore?


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 09:49

Morning all. Back from Granny duties at son's. Over 4 hours drive away. Granddaughters, 3 and 9 months were very good. DIL's parents are taking over for today and tomorrow.

So Annoyed!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 23:34

A few years ago my veg garden was destroyed by deer, OH put a high fence around it, which solved that problem. But next thing was that all my flowers were nipped off and all the roses and new rose shoots were eaten in the bit of garden behind the house which had never had deer damage. They'd been in the lower bit and I'd removed all the roses and put them in pots around the house. But the deer started coming right up to the house and ate all the pansies in the pots on the terrace. OH then fenced the main flower garden behind the house, which is terraced, on a slope, quite a job.

It worked and I have my flower garden back. I'd tried other things before the fence, none of which worked, like anti deer spray on leaves, anti-deer pellets that smelt horrid, a flood light with a sensor.

Italian rye grass seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:54


Strange, not an ornamental grass for a container. You'd do better with something like a pennisetum.

It. rye grass in pic.



Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:50

Morning all.

Going to son's today to look after little granddaughters while son and DIL are at work, child minder on holiday. Back Wednesday evening. Other GM taking over. It's 4 hours drive from here. Must get a move on. DIL has Mondays off.

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