Busy-Lizzie


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 23:02

Good gardening day, weeded and deadheaded most of the end bed and finished the upper middle bed. I was given a red and white dahlia for judging the garden show so I planted it in the middle bed.

Then, at 4.30 we left to go to a choral concert in a ruined abbey. It was a Dutch choir on a singing holiday. They'd asked my house sitting friend to play the keyboard to accompany them. She is a pianist and runs a local choir. They were pretty good, but not many in the audience. Dutch and English, think there were only 2 French people. But while we were there the rain started, lucky a bit of the abbey had a roof!

Had chicken chasseur with beans and cabbage from the garden while we watched Tatton Flower Show, but we missed the first half, back to late. I recorded the 2nd half while I was cooking. Snickers ice cream for pud.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:19

Morning all.


We had fish and chips last night, not on a pier but on the terrace. Neither chess nor cards, we just talked. Recorded Tatton Park and watched afterwards.


Still cooler, rain forecast this afternoon, hope it comes, garden needs it.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 09:02

A lot cooler the last couple of days, low 20s. 2 very short showers. Rain forecast this afternoon, hope it comes, badly needed.

My flowers ..

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:17

Sounds wonderful, especially the milder winter bit. Good luck with the move.

gallery of shame

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 21:10

One thing is perfect though - your name!

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 20:59

Glad you enjoyed Tatton Park, Liri. I recorded it as OH wanted his meal in the garden.


I enjoyed judging the show, it was fun. But, have to admit, I looked up the RHS rules beforehand. They were all nice and a slap-up tea was provided. But it was hard judging jam that you couldn't taste! Flower arrangements are a bit personal taste, but the veg was easy, chose even sizes where there were several, eg 3 tomatoes, 6 beans, and lack of blemish. I live over an hour away so could escape!

My flowers ..

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:21

Lovely. We must have the same taste in clematis, I have all those except Star of India and Minuet. I love the scent of Betty Corning. Your first one looks like my Perle d'Azur.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:49

Morning all.


DD I can let you have more plants for your new garden. That Rudbeckia can be cut in half the end of May (Chelsea Chop) to keep it's height down.


This afternoon I'm going to a gardener's club show - as a Judge! They asked me when I went and gave them a talk about creating an English garden in SW France.

"What is this ? "

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:39

The handle of a cooking implement, hanging on the black thing?


A penknife with the blade out sideways?

My flowers ..

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 09:08

So pretty, I love Wisley.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Problems using the website

Replies: 23    Views: 1089
Last Post: 02/03/2017 at 08:14

Garden Gallery 2017

Photos of your gardens 
Replies: 1168    Views: 73134
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:21

Shelf life of grease balls for birds

 
Replies: 24    Views: 1803
Last Post: 07/12/2016 at 07:25

Moss in Flower bed

 
Replies: 3    Views: 537
Last Post: 27/11/2016 at 20:51

What is your weather like? (2)

 
Replies: 1650    Views: 94594
Last Post: Yesterday at 18:52

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
Replies: 9    Views: 907
Last Post: 25/06/2016 at 18:37

When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
Replies: 15    Views: 616
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 16:18

What is your weather like?

Replies: 1163    Views: 61082
Last Post: 31/08/2016 at 09:43

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Replies: 98    Views: 5867
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 21:46

What tree has a flower like this?

Replies: 7    Views: 948
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 22:04

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Replies: 7    Views: 1002
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 1413
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 5390
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 224    Views: 13767
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 22:43

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2337    Views: 166151
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 10:37
1 to 15 of 27 threads