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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 17:07

Gertie, I think that plant is an Aeonium.


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 14:05

Lucky that Charlie doesn't want to take casts of boar poo!  Well done getting garden up to date. I'm still struggling with it, just lack motivation today, feel tired. Haven't planted tulips yet.

Sorry you are feeling low YvieStevie. Hope you aren't sickening for something.

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 12:06

Lovely photos, Obelixx.

I found the forging of antique shears interesting and the using of them afterwards. But topiary isn't really my thing, too formal and so much extra work!

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:39

I have lots of deep and profound thoughts while gardening, but I have a memory like a sieve

Surgeons only wear the minimum under their gowns when it's hot, at least they did in the 70s when I was nursing in an operating theatre!

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:33

It was a lovely programme, the bits I saw. I'm afraid Monty's voice always sends me to sleep!

Frank! Yuk!

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 11:31

How do you mean - not having an autumn? I was in Norfolk and Eastbourne in the last 2 weeks. There was lots of autumn colour and lots of rain.


Posted: 16/11/2015 at 10:17

Morning all.

Oooh Dove, your lobster meal sounds scrummy!

Lyn, when I did a Cordon Bleu cookery course years ago I was taught to kill a lobster first before putting it in the boiling water. There is a little cross on the back of the head which you pierce very quickly using a sharp knife and a hammer. The lobster is killed instantly as that's where it's brain is.

Had a busy day yesterday so haven't been back since the morning. Saw Son No. 2 and 2 baby grandsons, then visited a friend who had been in hospital. Strictly results in the evening followed by Monty's Secret English gardens.


Posted: 15/11/2015 at 08:13

Morning all. I hope the storm doesn't cause too much damage. Hate to tell you, it's sunny here, but was only 0°.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 21:38

Well said Topbird.

That's a yummy looking cake, but now it's too near bedtime.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:39

I'm fine with temperatures up to 28° too, Hosta. I just don't like it up to 35° with hot nights too when not away on holiday and the garden suffers too.

I speak fluent French and join in with village events, but, lovely though France is, I would have preferred to live in England. But I'm so lucky to live in Europe when you hear what happens in other parts of the world.

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