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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 21:26

Your daughter is very pretty, Fritillary. Do you have 4 daughters? I have 4, but 2 of each, all married too. 9th grandchild expected any minute.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:30

When we moved to this old French farmhouse when my children were young we bought a Jersey cow. I milked her by hand. I was lucky to have some land, which was cheap here. It was almost impossible then to buy milk that wasn't sterilised and tasted boiled.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:21

It's about 75p a litre. Do GCs sell milk? They don't here.


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:11

Bound to be some sort of pesky insect or it's babies eating rose leaves. I don't use any chemical sprays on roses. They kill good insects, like ladybirds, as well. You can spray with a soap solution for greenfly, but they aren't the hole makers, they suck sap out of new shoots.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:00

That's irritating, they do that in France as well.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 12:02

I know some farmers here in France who are not rich, verging on poor.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:23

Why ignore that photo, David? It's beautiful.

Lovely, Wendy.

There are pretty wild flowers where you are, Dacha, but I feel sorry for the poor chap whose car is stuck.

An invasion of you forum lot's privacy...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:37

Hello Nanny Beach. Have you seen the chat thread? Hello Forkers.  You would be welcome there if you fancy a chat.


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:34

Morning all. I have friends coming for lunch today. Must pick some raspberries.

winter pansies which species?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:31

Nanny, I don't know about all that as I live in France. Look at their website, I posted the English one. I use the French one and I pay in euros. Plants arrive quickly in good condition the week that they say they will come. They gave me a free tray of 35 "Cool Wave" last autumn. They did OK but I thought the colours were a bit wishy washy, mostly pale yellow and cream. 

For Sweet Peas, Eagle seeds are probably best (they exhibit at Chelsea) and I have found Kings seeds good too.

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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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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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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