Busy-Lizzie


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Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:06

That sounds fine, I do the same. When I have manure I use that too.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:02

I used to love Walnut Whips, had one a few years ago, so disappointing. Have Wagonwheels shrunk? They were huge when I was a child. I hadn't even realised M&Ms have replaced Treets.


A lot of confectionary sold in England isn't on sale in France and vice versa. What seem like staple products, baked beans, Marmite, Marmalade, peanut butter, Branston pickle, salad cream, ginger nuts, English tea such as PG Tips and Yorkshire tea etc were not sold at all in France when we moved here in 1985. But you can buy most of them now in the special foreign food section in certain supermarkets, but not always in winter. Once it was hard to find curry spices here.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:42

Been a busy day today, can't remember if I posted this morning an haven't looked back yet.


Family coming tomorrow, 2 sons, 1 daughter with OHs, 6 children and 2 nieces. Staying for 2 nights, then other daughter and 3 sons coming next week.


Did a mammouth shop this morning. Spent the afternoon cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms and making beds.


Not a good time for us, tomorrow night we are booked to see Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors". We were going to do the tourist thing, explore and stay in a B&B, but had to cancel that bit. Going to the play though, paid and booked ages ago. Leaving the children and grandchildren a load of food in the fridge.

Tomorrow night we had been invited to a restaurant with friends, partly so that we could meet a friend's new man (she left her husband some years ago). I've already met him, OH hasn't. So as the family are here OH will have to go without me.

My flowers ..

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:33

Thank you, GD, aym and obelixx  The flowers in the competition all had to be from your own garden. 

Shrub ID please

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:28

Shrub ID please

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 14:41

Glad you've found out what it was. Hope I didn't lead you up the garden path! My laptop shows the leaves in the first photo more silvery than they probably are and I couldn't the flowers clearly and I didn't know it's 9 feet tall! My Teucrium died so I couldn't check about the thorns.

My flowers ..

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 22:54


My vase of flowers won first prize at the Gardening Club evening!

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 22:50

Back from the Gardening Club evening. It was fun, a good antidote to the funeral, well attended. I won the best vase of garden flowers and my friend won the best cake, but my cake was 2nd! There was wine and nibbles and it was held in a garden with glorious views.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 13:44

Back from the funeral. OH sang in the choir, a friend and a solo and another friend played the violin. Lots of people. We went back to my friend's house afterwards. Thank you all for your encouragement. Will send Topbird a PM.


This evening there is the annual social evening of the gardening club, cake and jam competition, taking chicken and mushroom tartlets to go with the wine and there will be a vote for the best vase of garden flowers.

My flowers ..

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 07:49

Faywray, hard to believe you built all that with all those gorgeous plants on a concrete drive. An inspiration. Did you break up any of the concrete or is it all in pots and planters?

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