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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Virtual Valentine Party

Posted: Yesterday at 09:59

Thank you punkdoc. We will minister to your needs, such as hot toddies or whatever, unless Mrs. pd wants us out of the way. Hope you are better by then, though.

Heat mat or electric propagator

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 21:26

I have one with room for 4 trays, it's great. It's in the greenhouse and with that and 3 heated propagators it helps keep the frost at bay too. Then when the seedlings are potted on if a cold night is forecast the pots of the more tender plants can sit on the mat.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 20:47

Came on here to say we had lovely meal out with OH's daughter, but ended up writing about myself. Probably had too much wine


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 20:46

Thank you Chicky. Forgot the wellies!

I think I'm not as sociable as DD. When I was younger in France the children were at school and OH was at work I didn't work then but I didn't mind being on my own. Then when OH died and children were at school and university I was on my own much more but that was a horrid time because OH wasn't coming back from work. Nights were awful. But I got used to it and when I met 2nd OH I was fairly antisocial and spent all day in the garden or with my horse and dog. I did try doing B&B for a bit but didn't put as much into it as DD and there was hardly internet so advertising was harder.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:37

Yviestevie, the Norfolk cottage has a small courtyard garden and a front flowerbed which has nothing in it. I'll have fun with that later.

We are sitting in a packed up flat surrounded by boxes waiting to go to the pub down the road to eat with OH's family. Howling gale and raining, glad my anorak has a hood.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:14

Must be lovely with Constance Spry, her scent is one of the best and that would prolong the flowering by using the two.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:51

Lily Beetle!  Why isn't the horrid thing hibernating?

That's really pretty, Tootles.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 14:48

 Specsavers, Dove?

DD I thought you were so busy with house and garden and B&B. Anyway, congratulations on the job, I hope you enjoy it. Will you still do B&B?

We've just been for a beer and a snack in a pub between the sea and the downs.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 09:59

Morning all.

Glad you had a good day DD. Could that have been Le Mont Dore? Took daughter and 2 grandchildren there last year for a day trip. They loved it. But I think I'm too old for skiing now! Was never very good anyway, too nervous.

Last day in Eastbourne, removal men tomorrow. Going out for a meal early this evening with DIL, SIL and 2 grandchildren.


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 09:50

I saw a lovely scented clematis in a private garden that was opened for the NGS last year. Betty Corning, liked it so much I bought one.  

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