Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 09:40

Morning all. -7° so getting warmer!

Was going to babysit 2 small grandsons this morning while their Mum went for an echography, baby due in May, but friends are doing it instead. Much as I love my grandsons, it is a relief.

Have fun, Chicky.

Off to scour the papers for photos of Hosta, but I don't know what he looks like!

How to plant a garden arch

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 23:09

Ivy likes growing up trees (in the wild) or on walls. It has little aerial roots all up the stems, which attach themselves to the surface it's climbing up. So it's not suitable for arches, wires or trellis.

Most jasmine isn't evergreen but Trachelospermum Jasminoides (Star Jasmin) is evergreen. But it prefers a sunny sheltered position.

Evergreen clematis flowers quite early in the year. This site has a lot of information about all sorts of clematis. http://www.taylorsclematis.co.uk/clematis-evergreen-clematis/

Rose garden - height, space etc

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 22:57

Peter Beales Classic Roses gives quite a lot of information. Hybrid Teas are fairly compact, old roses are much more varied. https://www.classicroses.co.uk/

Do you know David Austin Roses? Bit pricey, but lovely, and scented. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/ 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 15:50

Happy Birthday Possum.

Hello Frank, good to have you back.

I went to the SM, actually I quite enjoy it and OH did any lifting and carrying of bags, we did it slowly. I'm not really ill, as I was  during the first 2 weeks, it's just the depressing cough with the hurting ribs and now the eye infection again. Have a different sort of antibiotic drops, they already feel better. Roasting chickens on special offer, 4€ and also another 2€ on my fidelity card, because sell by date is tomorrow. Now have Magnums in the freezer  Am I batty wanting ice cream in winter?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 10:55

-10° at 9am. Blue sky. I think I am one of the rare people who prefer mild winters with drizzle, like last year - except last year it rained rather a lot!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 10:45

Morning all.

So fed up with this bug. I know it's gradually getting better but I had another huge bout of rib hurting coughing in the night and woke up with conjunctivitis (again) this morning. Don't think standing in the -9° cold for the Maire's funeral was a good idea. Been to the Pharmacie for drops.

We are almost out of milk so will have to go to the SM.

Glad Wonky is enjoying her new job.

Was -10° at 9am.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 23:04

We saw a badger crossing the road on our way home this evening.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 15:11

Welcome back, Hosta. Will you get your money back? You won't be coming to Dordogne in winter I think, it was -12° this morning.

So...Resurrected Five

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 15:04

Congratulations Runnybeak and family. xx

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 13:40

They are so pretty Liri.

It was -12° here at 8.15am.

We went to the Maire's funeral this morning. It was freezing, -9° in the village at 10am. Everyone gathered outside the Mairie for tributes and speeches then we walked down the road to the church, but the church is very small so a lot, including us, couldn't fit in. There were loudspeakers outside but they didn't work very well. I thought he would be buried in the village cemetery, but he is being cremated this afternoon, family only. He was such a nice man, been Maire since 1983, only 64 yrs old.

This evening we are going to an ecumenical service for Christian Unity Week in the French Protestant Temple. It's usually packed with everyone from the French Catholic bishop to the English C of E. Refreshments afterwards and lots of chatter (in French).

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Problems using the website

Replies: 23    Views: 1257
Last Post: 02/03/2017 at 08:14

Garden Gallery 2017

Photos of your gardens 
Replies: 1661    Views: 116097
Last Post: Today at 19:58

Shelf life of grease balls for birds

Replies: 24    Views: 2083
Last Post: 07/12/2016 at 07:25

Moss in Flower bed

Replies: 3    Views: 608
Last Post: 27/11/2016 at 20:51

What is your weather like? (2)

Replies: 1890    Views: 118152
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:05

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
Replies: 9    Views: 1032
Last Post: 25/06/2016 at 18:37

When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
Replies: 15    Views: 707
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 16:18

What is your weather like?

Replies: 1163    Views: 64620
Last Post: 31/08/2016 at 09:43

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Replies: 98    Views: 6294
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 21:46

What tree has a flower like this?

Replies: 7    Views: 1025
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 22:04

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

Replies: 7    Views: 1080
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 1501
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 5734
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 224    Views: 14635
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 22:43

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2337    Views: 174723
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 10:37
1 to 15 of 27 threads