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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 22:17

Bill, thank you for letting us know. Lovely that so many people came. You did a good job bringing him up to be so likeable. I hope you and your wife are managing to cope when life is so unfair. Big hugs xx

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:02

Last summer, after the wet, cold spring was hot and dry. Did they get enough water?

Astrantia

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:59

I love them, but don't have much luck. Even though I water them and they are in partial shade SW France is just too hot in July and August.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:56

I sowed my seeds on 7th February. So far in the last week 8 out of 36 have germinated. They are on a windowsill in a room which is a steady 15°. Do you think the others will germinate? Should I sow more?

I've been looking back over this thread to see what others have done and I find it a bit confusing the way people use sow and plant. I thought seeds are sown and plants are planted. I kept thinking people were planting their baby sweet pea plants when they were sowing their seeds!

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:25

Could they be voles not rats? My daughter has voles in her veg garden and under her apple trees. http://landscaping.about.com/cs/pests/a/vole_control.htm tells you about them.

Strawberry novice

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:21

I think that if you plant strawberries early so that they get settled in before flowering then there is no need to pinch them out. If you plant late and the flowers are just about to swell than pinch them out to help them concentrate on root growth.

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:18

Just seen this. Oh dear, we weren't very welcoming to a new poster who only said he/she was sad that Monty wasn't twittering. Sounds as though they miss Monty.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:11

Been on the phone for 2 hours with daughter this morning. Day seems to be disappearing before I've done anything apart from watering seedlings and putting washing in machine.

What would survive in my mini greenhouse at the moment

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:06

Agreed, they are all hardy plants, so long as they have all taken they will be fine in a cold frame or mini greenhouse. If they aren't babies they would be fine outside.

Bindweed :(

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 22:02

Bindweed does die back in winter leaving thin string all over what it climbed up.

Treat it in growing season with Glyphosate, not easy when it's all over everything! Then when it's dead, which may take a few goes, pull off the dead strings.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Changing avator picture

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no emails as well as small text

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reviews

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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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