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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

bulbs!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:49

Summer bulbs, which are really tubers, not bulbs, but get lumped together with them, are dahlias and begonias, which can be started now in a greenhouse or conservatory and planted out after risk of frost. They provide lots of summer colour.

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:46

They don't sell Alicante of Shirley here. I grow an old French one called Dona,  Montfavet for an early one, Roma for making sauce for the freezer, Sungold and Gardener's Delight (seeds bought in UK) for little ones.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 23:33

We don't eat many potatoes. Often have rice or pasta. I do grow them though.

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 23:31

They are very popular here in France and all the GCs sell them. Called Saint Pierre which is French for Saint Peter. A traditional round fleshy tomato is what the French sites say.

overgown leylandii hedge

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:24

The climbers would never grow in those conditions, sandy to start with and the Leylandii would rob the soli of water and fertility.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:19

For me it is runner beans. I live in France and you can't get classic English runner beans, not even the seeds. The only ones I've seen are grown as an ornamental climber for the flowers at vast expense in a pot in the GC!

Followed by peas, French frozen peas are like bullets and there is nothing like a fresh raw pea straight from the garden.

3rd choice is sweet corn, by the time it gets to the supermarket it's already too old, straight from garden to pan is best, before the starch dries out.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:14

Good morning all.

Fog here. Yesterday the forecast said sun for today, this morning the forecast says cloud. So they can't even tell the day before!

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:30

I felt really sorry for Monty, but I can't help thinking his garden will be better without it. A bit of box, making a statement as a ball or in a pot or around some herb beds is OK but Monty had masses of it making everything look enclosed and hard to get at.

Some plant IDs requested please

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:26

Gosh that was quick! I saw the photos, had my answers all ready, wound down and there was Dove's post with my answers!

Buzzing Shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

I agree with Lizness, 2nd one is Corylopsis.

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