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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Greenhouse base

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 14:27

Mine is on an aluminium base that was supplied with the greenhouse. It has fixations like big tent hooks and where each one is I had to dig a hole, fill it with concrete and put the big tent hook thingy into the concrete when it was wet so that it's set in.  The aluminium greenhouse then screwed onto the base.

I have shelves and a potting bench on one side, wooden (treated) pavers up the middle and earth on the other side that I grow things in, tomatoes etc.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:18


Snowdrops are all out and other bulbs starting. Some hellebores too.


Camera Corner

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:05


This is a daffodil wood in March which turns into a bluebell wood in April, near where my daughter lives in the North of France.



Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:39


Good morning all. Lots of things I'd love Dove, Marmite, peanut butter, a good wander around Waitrose, my favourite supermarket, but I'm too far away



Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:27

Panda and Clari, those things jumped into your baskets because they are very good buys, you are such clever girls. I wonder if Aldis in France have heated propagators at that price. Perhaps I'll have a look tomorrow!

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 18:38

I've sown more since last post, gazanias and 3 sorts of petunias. The Busy-Lizzies and Lobelias have germinated. They are tiny.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 18:31

That is exactly what happened to my dwarf rhododendron in a pot. The drainage holes blocked up and the leaves went droopy and then fell off. Wished I hadn't put off dealing with it (it was heavy) because it died. The soil was quite smelly.

Onions sets in modules

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 18:26

I would remove the whole module. How wet is your garden? Wouldn't want them to rot. I don't plant my onion sets until the end of March, or even early April, straight into the ground in the veggie garden, you will have onions earlier than me, but mine ripen when the weather is warm in summer and they store very well. Didn't need to buy any onions last year.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 18:21

Mrs. G, the flooding hasn't been as bad in France and the wind in the last couple of days wasn't quite as strong as in the UK, but it's still been bad. I've never known such a wet winter. Brittany, the Var in South East France, the West Coast and base of Pyrenees have all had orange and red weather alerts and huge tidal waves and floods.


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 17:42

Been a really awful day today weatherwise, rain, wind, cold. At least the plumber has been and fixed the 2 radiators in the sitting room that stopped working. There is a woodburner in there though. OH is going to put a shelf above the one under the window so I can put my baby plants there.

Went out to a friend's for lunch, drove by the side of the river which is full up, with sheets of water in the adjoining fields.

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