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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:53

Oops - just spotted my spelling mistake!  two not too 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:54

Hope you have a wonderful day. I think anyone who opens their garden to the public is very brave. Gardens are so personal and some people can have very strong feelings on particular styles and express their opinions. Some people are also very light fingered when it comes to a cutting or too! 

However, the majority of us are only too pleased to enjoy a lovely garden such as yours Bizzie Lizzie appreciate and admire the hard work that has gone into it; enjoy your space with a cup cake and cup of tea for the afternoon leaving only with refreshed enthusiasm, inspiration and a full tum!  

Good luck and I hope you raise pots of money  


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:00

Fox cubs are out and about and probably smell the fertiliser you put around the new plants thinking it was food. Blood, fish, bone etc. As the smell diminishes and they realise there is nothing worth digging for, they will probably stop. Laying twigs/branches with thorns/prickles on around the plants will deter them -eg. holly or wire mesh laid across the soil or just under it - it doesn't look very attactive might help them move on too.


Tree Identification needed

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:51

Just bringing my tree back to the top of the pile as there seem to be a lot of folk around this evening! Any ideas?

Prune a Buddleja

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 08:37

Be brave Dave! Buddleias are very difcult to kill and they will appreciate your braveness. If you do it asap as per the advice above you will avoid the wind snapping bits off or at worst splitting the stem - more heartache for you in the long run. You can do it !!   

Tree Identification needed

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 16:13

     I should have said this photo was taken at the end of June last year.

Tree Identification needed

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:43

 Can anyone identify the tree in this picture for me? Thank you

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:08

I think it looks like a Holly Blue. The underwing is not like a common blue. Good shots! Is it sitting on a Nandina?

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:29

I saw my first orange tip today - Essex 

White Beam problems

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:02



 A couple of pictures of my tree today. It appears where the leaves have stayed on, there is die back.


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