The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Evesham Lock house with my bizzie lizzies.


Evesham Lock house with my bizzie lizzies.

This photo was taken in the summer of 2007, it shows my lovley display of bizzie lizzies and the lock house in the background.



Comments on this photo

 

Hi Sophie, Welcome to GOY.
That's a nice house. Do you live there ?

8 Feb, 2009

 

Hello Hywel, We used to live in the house before it was flooded july 2007. She had 4.5ft of water in the house and is now waiting for demolition and a new one built.
Regards Sophiejo

8 Feb, 2009

 

That's terrible !. It must be very distressing for you, and frightening too I should think. I hope the new house will be just as nice .

8 Feb, 2009

 

it seems such a shame as it looks really nice~welcome to GOY!

8 Feb, 2009

 

Your bizzie lizzies look stunning,welcome to GOY,sorry to hear about your house Sophiejo

8 Feb, 2009

 

OH dear...hope you get a new home soon...I live on the water in a 50ft boat for 4 years...I loved living with the sea life and the water birds...I had pots of spring flowers on the dock..I missed gardening something fierce...glad to have you on GOY...Welcome!

8 Feb, 2009

 

oh dear...I meant I lived on the water for 4 years on a boat ...not any more...goodness...

9 Feb, 2009

 

This is a lovely photograph Sophiejo. You house looked lovely. I hope your new one is just as wonderful. Welcome to GoY.

9 Feb, 2009

 

beautiful,welcome to GOY

9 Feb, 2009

 

Lovely bizzie lizzies. my wife's fav's. Used to have a nice show of them every year in my previous front garden but they've never done as well in this current front garden as it's south facing and gets very hot. They seem to prefer a little shade. Do you raise them from seed Sophie??
Shame the house is to go. It's fantastically interesting!!

15 Feb, 2009

 

Hello Paul.
I started making my bizzie lizzie bell about 3 years ago each time in the same place. I use an old water butt which floated down the river one time. The first year was better than the one in this photo as it really did look like a bell, it was fantastic. When this one was planted out we had a holiday in July so it was down to our relief lock keeper to water it for me. sadley although he promised to look after it he didn't really water it enough, it still looked good though. Last year was a complete waste of time as I planted it out 3 times with fresh compost and plants (65 plants each time) and each time the river came up and washed it away.
It is amazing that I can have boaters sat in the garden facing the bizzies and I ask them "what do you think of my bizzie lizzies" most say they are fantastic but some look around the garden and ask "what bizzie lizzies". It does make me smile.
As you say they do not like it too hot but do like plenty of water, I do feed mine with mirical grow and of course river water.
I buy the plants as I do not have the time or space to grow from seed. Would be alot cheaper though.
Sophiejo.

16 Feb, 2009



Comment on this photo


Pictures tagged with AT
10 of 214

  • An_eden_staff_wafting_the_foul_smell_of_the_titum_lily
  • Birthday_prezzies_003

What else?

View photos by Sophiejo

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    11 Jan, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 May, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Aug, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008