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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:06

Good afternoon all. Been catching up.

I don't care for toad in the hole because I like my sausages fried evenly all the way round so they are brown. Probably a hang up from childhood, having been told that the skin was made from intestine! But I like sausages.

About the wedding flowers, was that the question I answered and sent a photo of my daughter's wedding flowers?

I loved the herbaceous borders with Chris Beardshaw (who is nice to look at too). It's what I've been trying to do for years, but never managing quite like those ones. I've been to Waterperry, beautiful. My sort of gardening.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 22:46

I really enjoyed this evenings programme, perennials with Chris Beardshaw. That's my sort of gardening, except mine doesn't turn out as good as that!

climbing plants

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 22:40

I mix up earth, rotted manure and compost for more substance and nourishment for the bottom and middle of the pot and fill the last few inches at the top with ordinary potting compost, so I don't get weeds.

September Raspberries

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:48

I grow September. They are about chest height (I'm 5'3") We put in supports years ago but they didn't really need them. Anyway they didn't like them because they wouldn't stay put! They tend to wander about the veg garden. I used to try to control them in winter by digging them up and putting them where I wanted them, but they didn't take any notice, so now I just work around them. They've been there over 20 years and still crop well.

I've tried other varieties, but they never last. I live in Dordogne and the summer can be very hot. September seems to cope with it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:41

Happy birthday Woody, hope you enjoyed your lunch outing.

Was going to garden today, but it poured. Should have done housework but looked at gardening and plug plant catalogues instead. Just cleaned 1 loo and put towels in washing machine.

Now going to make fish pie.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:14

Loved Pam's garden and I've seen it in real life too, but it wasn't shown quite long enough for me. I found Toby's bit on fruit growing interesting too.

I remember Clack's Farm and Percy Thrower! When I got the gardening bug, largely thanks to mother in law, when I was 21, my first husband used to call me Percy plant pot.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:07

Been busy today. Meeting this morning, fund raising for local charities by C of E here in France. Will be having a garden party with strawberries in June. Then lunch with friends. Lots of TV I like this evening. Train journeys, gardening, Bletchley. Now I expect everyone has gone to bed, which is where I'm going.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:53

We looked at Wiltshire Farm Foods for OH's auntie, in her 90s, but then she had to go into a nursing home for medical reasons. I thought they didn't look bad at all, heaps and heaps better than the school dinners I had to endure when a child in a convent.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:26

Evening all. Was a lovely sunny day today, only 2° this morning but 16° this afternoon. No gardening though, went to lunch with son and his pregnant wife (7th grandchild), then we all went for a long walk in the woods. It was very muddy in parts, dratted quads have stirred it all up. Didn't need a coat and got hot.

2014

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 22:43

Do you have any help in your garden Marion? I'm now 62 and sometimes I wonder what will happen to my around an acre when I older. You are an inspiration.

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