Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 08:53

Yes, but it didn't take me to the site where the photos are. One site it took me to was this page! If a link is to work here you need to click on the space bar (or type something else) after copying in the link. Then the link will be in bold print and it should work.

How to tell if a rose is a climber?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:30

I can't get a picture from Hollyandroses sites.

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:25

I think they could be Jerusalem artichokes. What do they smell like?

Hello Swiss Sue, haven't seen you here for ages.

A special visitor

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:19

Wow! I've never seen an albino squirrel. Well done you for taking the photos.

Identifying Chestnut Types

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 22:11

I live in an area of France where sweet chestnuts grow. The way to tell what sort they are is to open the shell and look at the nut.

Marron (in French) is a large sweet chestnut from a cultivated grafted tree. The nuts are large and round, all in one piece, they are used to make "marrons glacés".

Chataigne is a wild sweet chestnut. The nuts are smaller and divided in three. They are good for making chestnut flour and for mashing up in stuffings.

The above 2 have very, very prickly casings.

The other sort of chestnut is a conker in English, Marron d'Inde, which is toxic, round and shiny.


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 21:57

Just looking in. Been slumped in front of the TV so I haven't got anything much to say.

I hope no one is flooded.

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:35

Are any of those luxury men any good at boat building or rowing?

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:35

I used to be quite good at rowing when I was younger. I think if birdyboots has lots of chocolate we should invite her to join us if she doesn't mind sharing.  We'll need to keep up our energy!

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:51

Tootles, I never empty my big pots, just change the top few inches. I never turn the compost, just takes longer. It's fine.


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:32

Morning all. Shrouded in fog.
Pat, 30° is what it often is here in Dordogne, can go up to 35°. I hate it like that.

Must make a start on Christmas cards.

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What is your weather like? (2)

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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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What tree has a flower like this?

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

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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