Latest posts by Lilylouise

Fork Handles

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 10:45

You are all giving me the giggles  I would love to be a cheerleader - I can manage that what with  my dodgy knees etc.

Love those shorts

Pam x


Posted: 30/07/2012 at 13:36

Barry isn't too pleased that I planted my Sunflowers with the Sweetcorn because the Sunflowers are growing faster - the Sunflowers range from 4'- 7' but the Sweetcorn is about 4' - 5'  I bet he won't let me do that again

Pam x

What is it

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 13:33

I would have said it could be a Pumpkin or Squash,too

Pam x

Plant ID... is it a wee?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 13:31

It is a Euphorbia - Caper spurge

Pam x


Winter planting

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 06:20

It depends on what you are planning to grow - if you need a lot of winter bedding then it is cheaper to buy plugs and grow them on yourself.When I buy bulbs I like to see what I am buying.Then again if I want to buy unusual varieties I would  go to a specialist bulb supplier

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 06:13

Your photos are beautiful Higgy  I am sure loads of people would be interested in seeing a Wildlife garden - me for one  There are no rules about size or type of garden in the NGS - just about 45 minutes of interest for visitors

Pam x

Lillylouise... is there a video yet of your garden..

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 06:09

Thankyou for putting the links Insomnia

Pam x

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Posted: 29/07/2012 at 07:04

I had a couple of pints of cream left from open day and decided to try and make some ice cream with it. I thought I had seen a recipe where you add double cream to bought custard so I mixed the two together and put it in the freezer. I wouldn't be able to break it the a hammer so that recipe(?) didn't work  I don't have an ice cream maker

Pam x

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 07:00

Leaf Cutter Bees like my  Fuchsia Genii,my Acer Orange Dream and Phlox Bright Eyes  I don't mind at all and find them fascinating - one has a nest in my greenhouse in the wood that holds the electrics. Please don't ever try to get rid of them - they don't harm the plants- just make them look interesting  Have you ever tried to photograph a Leaf Cutter Bee? They don't half move fast

Pam x

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 06:48
David K wrote (see)
Gary Hobson wrote (see)
David K wrote (see)

...Comparing with my own patch, I could draw comfort from knowing my tomatoes & runner beans were perhaps a smidgen ahead of yours...

Well, comparing it with my patch, let's just say that I won't be posting any photos of my petunias or fuschias.


In case of any misunderstanding I would add that the emphasis is very much on my words 'I could draw comfort'...I could never match Pam's eye for neatness & attention to detail, a view I have expressed on so many occasions. 

David - you have always been very kind about our garden - thankyou

The photos I have seen of yours  show that you grow beautiful flowers  etc. so I am not surprised that your beans and tomatoes are good  The beans on the allotment are doing so much better than the ones in the garden.

Pam x

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