Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 09:08

Morning all.

That is fascinating, Dove. Does it just nest on the gravel without actually building a nest?

Going shopping this morning. I am making sandwiches for 30 members of the orchestra tomorrow for the concert that OH will be singing in with his choir. Need the ingredients. Also need dog and cat food for when we are away in Norfolk next week, for the housesitter to feed them.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:23

There are different sorts. Bedding ones are quite short, there are big ones with big flowers and trailing ones and quite a big one called Dragon's Wing. They are not frost proof so you have to dig up the big ones and store them. The little bedding ones you buy each year, not expensive. They will all flower right through the summer.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:12

If the bed is always in shade the choice is limited for colour. Begonias are OK in shade. Busy-Lizzies are great but in the past few years the common ones have had a fungal disease. Most summer bedding likes sun and you replace it every year as they are annuals. The plants I mentioned are perennials, will come up every year, flower in spring and have attractive leaves afterwards. There is a great selection of hostas. Some of them have nice bell like flowers.

Container rose for fence - north- shade. Alberic barbier or the pilgrim?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:07

The pot is 50cms tall and 55cms wide at the top. Not sure about the rose, depends on time of year and whether I've just pruned it! Need a step ladder. Think it's about 10 feet in that photo. It's 6 or 7 years old.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:59

Nanny Beach, I live in SW France, Dordogne. If you click on my name you will see my profile.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:56

Linda, I have a salvia with blue flowers called Blauhugel, it's always covered with bees in summer.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:52

They are spring flowering but have attractive leaves. Heucheras come in many colours and Brunnera comes in various frosted looks.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:49

I'm sorry, Dove. I'm sure the "lovely home" will look after her well. I went through it with my Mum, she didn't want to eat or drink anymore and died in her sleep in her "lovely home" with her brother holding her hand. She was 87. I was glad I'd gone to England to visit her that week.

Bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 22:30

Looking good Nathalie. Leave the daffodils to die down for about 6 weeks, they will look a mess but they get their food from the dying leaves. If you cut them off too soon they won't flower next year.

In that shade bed you could plant Hostas, Pulmonaria, Brunnera, Aquilegia, Heuchera, Snowdrops. Have a look on Google or a garden centre that sells them.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:06


 

It was a lovely day today, 20° in the shade. I got hot in the sun. Here is a photo to show the sky.

 

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