Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Can a Rose Bush live in semi shade?

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 14:11

My climbing "The Pilgrim" faces east.

I hope you had those rose roots in some damp compost or temporarily dug in somewhere. Rose roots mustn't be allowed to dry out.


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 14:07

Haven't sown anything yet, probably March for me too, may sow lobelia the end of Feb.


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:25

When I was young I had sheets and blankets and I liked the feeling of weight over me. But now I have a duvet. Recently bought a very light weight 10 tog one from M&S for our new cottage in Norfolk. I was surprised how warm it was for the weight, had the heating off for the night. In the old flat in Eastbourne we had 4 tog for summer. In France we have a sheet for summer and a warm duvet for winter. The French don't use togs.

Just been to the re-cycling tip with a trailer of rubbish then to the DIY place for a new roof for the shed. The roofing felt flew off in the gales. Can't find roofing felt anywhere, even on line it's out of stock in SW France, so bought sheets of green painted metal roof. More expensive.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 12:54

Such a gorgeous blue.


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 09:05

Morning all. Grey and misty here, but I don't think it's as pretty as DD's mist, feels as though the cloudy sky as slipped down too low, we are up on the side of a hill.

Good luck to Chicklet with her exams.

Going to the tip with the trailer and a load of rubbish from OH's clear out last autumn.

Potatoes..best ones for storage

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 08:57

Hello Michael mpc, I see you were a member of the old BBC gardening forum. Some others are here. Hope you like this forum.

Potatoes..best ones for storage

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 08:55

Nanny Beach I clicked on you and found you live near Eastbourne. OH's daughter lives there and we have had the flat above hers as a 2nd home for a few years, but we are moving to a cottage in Norfolk in Feb., keeping the French house which is partly owned by my children.

Potatoes..best ones for storage

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 08:52

SW France. We had frosts in October then wet and mild, then recent frosts. It is often colder here than in England in winter. If you click on my name you will find my profile.

Potatoes..best ones for storage

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:08

I still have some Charlotte. You can eat them as 2nd earlies and they last until now. I don't even bother digging them up until I need them, but I suppose it depends what pests and diseases you have in your ground.


Posted: 25/01/2016 at 16:56

I would look forward to it more than Kefalonia, Yviestevie, how lovely! Harrogate? It's in Yorkshire! Rye is lovely, cobbled streets and beamy houses - the Mermaid Inn is full of character. It's all a one way system, find a car park and walk into the town up the hill. I wonder which B&B in Battle. The best one closed down some time ago.

I've actually done some gardening today, sunny.

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