Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 22:30






Hadn't seen this had been started, I was just going to start it. I started the one in 2014, called Garden Gallery.


Painting the Modern Garden (30 Jan - 20 Apr)

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 22:17

Sounds great, would love to go, but can't. I saw several of Monet's paintings when we were in New York last year. I live in France but I haven't been to Monet's garden yet, a long way.

Begonia tubers

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 22:13

I find Begonia plug plants grow very well, the Illumination series or the Dragon's Wing ones are great in pots. I buy them online.

Planting in a very formal courtyard bed

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 22:11

That looks grand. Is it your house or are you the head gardener?

What about Lavender, Caryopteris, Abelia, Choisya Aztec Pearl or White Dazzler?


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 22:01

Chicky, my Mum lived in Battle and I often drove down Powdermill Lane, but I had no idea that hotel was there!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 14:46

Lovely and sunny now, but the ground is sodden and I'm busy with other things.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 14:28

How lovely, Panda.

Topbird, your garden sounds as though it will be gorgeous.

Have cleaned the dining room, prepared the veg and the lamb is slow cooking in the oven as there won't be time to do the whole cook tomorrow, back in the oven in the morning.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:25

Pashley Manor and Merriments are well worth a visit. I think it is a good time to visit, early plants will be out and the gardens will be full of promise for the future. April was definitely too early for Sissinghurst the last time we went, I've been to them a few times. I think my favourite time is the end of June when the roses are out. Hever Castle is another lovely place, pricey but reduced with the GW magazine ticket that comes out in May.

I always stayed with friends and relations.

Combatting the Spanish Slug

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 09:44

We have those slugs in France. I've found they aren't nearly as destructive in the garden as the small grey ones. They tend to stay in rotting leaves in the woods, but when it rains in summer they come out on the wet grass.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 09:41

We will be having slow cooked shoulder of lamb with rosemary and garlic and roast potatoes, peas, sprouts and carrots. Two of my friends are bringing puds, so I don't have a lot to do really.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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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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