Busy-Lizzie


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Who knows their roses?

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 13:37

http://www.agel-rosen.de/fotos_upload/Englische-Rose-Constance-Spry-1721_123.jpg

 

Zephirine Drouhin is a climber, very perfumed, almost thornless, bright pink, lots of flowers, will grow in shade, but can be prone to disease.

Pictured is Constance Spry, but I don't know where it will turn up in this post!

 

The rose with the strongest perfume in my garden is Constance Spry which David Austin bred and he uses as a parent to breed in perfume for many of his roses. But it only flowers once and is quite prickly. Mine is a large shrub, about 1m60, but it can be grown as a small climber.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:12

BM, I'm happy for people to visit if it's a day when I'm free and the garden is looking OK (which often it isn't!). But I live in Dordogne so not very convenient! Why don't you come here for a holiday?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 10:09

Morning all.

Further to tulips, I have some yellow Darwin tulips that have been coming up for about 15 years. Also some red ones that I planted about 5 years ago, but they are dwindling.

In France there are guidelines for dental fees and you can get estimates, not sure if people bother though. It's very expensive to run a surgery, equipment and materials are expensive and you have to pay the staff. Dentists usually earn a lot though, but there is a lot of stress working so finely in someone's mouth. High incidence of depression and backache. My son is a dentist, he is well off, but it's not without it's problems. He works very long hours as people need emergency treatment and want to be seen after work.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 23:39

Oh wow, Lily Pilly, it looks gorgeous. I saw you are in Lanarkshire, miles and miles from me in Dordogne. It's poured for the last 2 days, nipped out in a sunny period this evening to take photos before it's all washed away.

Thank you BM

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 23:34

Good to see you back, Chicky.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 23:05

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 Some of the plants are looking very floppy after today's rain.

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Tree ID Please

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:17

Looks like a prunus to me ? Pissardii.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:09

Lesley, Alistair is my favourite too, I like his twinkly eyes  Some people have moaned in reviews that they show too much about rich people buying big houses. I am very nosey and like looking in those beautiful houses even if I can't afford them! I love looking at the beautiful English countryside too.

I hope Cliff is totally innocent of what the latest scandal is. He's done so much good in his life.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 13:29

Back to normal, just me and him! Shall go and do ironing in front of Escape to the Country, when it's on.

We had salmon and garden veg for lunch, but I have to say that daughter cleared the table and wiped down surfaces before going, and she's stripped the beds. It all seems rather quiet now.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 10:16

Looks as though you have a beautiful walled garden Lily Pilly. Is there much more of it?

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