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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Advice needed with tomato and runner bean seedlings

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:23

Normally compost has enough food in it for a month, but those look hungry to me. You usually feed tomatoes when they get flowers. Have they had enough water to enable them to get the food? I would try a pinch of organic fertiliser followed by watering at the bas, not the leaves. They should then green up, but not immediately.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:48

17th May, Chicky.

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:47

Verdun said "The royal family looks at us as far, far, far inferior to them". How do you know that Verdun? I don't think they do. So far I agree with everything AWB has said.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:42

Thank you. My garden is in Dordogne, France. That tree is a weird sort of sideways spreading prickly conifer that my first OH (died) planted in 1992. He liked prickly plants! I don't care for it much and I cut off the sideways bits as I wanted to see up the garden and to make mowing easier.

Ideas for a "Blank Canvas"

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:34

Hard to answer as so much depends on your personal taste, type of soil, amount of sun and shade. How bigish? There are books available about garden design and pictures if you search on the internet. A photo would be helpful.

Tomatoes in a cold GH

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:30

My tomatoes have been in the GH at night for some time now. I did have them on a heated mat, but I've turned it off now and they have survived 5° at night.


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:28

Morning all. Wet here too, but I hope it clears up enough to plants some things in the veggie garden so I can put more plants to harden off in the cold frames so I can make some room in the GH to plant tomatoes.

LilyP's advice sounds good. Have you offered the farmer compensation for his sheep? Best to stay on the right side of local farmers.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 21:52

 Here is my garden in the rain today, taken from a bedside window.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 19:36

Could it be a yellow sedum spurium? Like in this link

It looks very like London Pride, Saxifraga Urbium, which has pink flowers.


Posted: 02/05/2015 at 19:24

Mattress sounds weird! I don't like a too hard mattress as I have arthritis in left hip and tendonitis in right arm and shoulder, need something for them to sink into a bit.

Has poured all afternoon. Going off to eat pizza in a minute. OH has lit the woodburner.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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