London (change)
Today 20°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 19°C / 14°C


Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 12:04

What are you looking for exactly? A coach trip from England, a package holiday, or travelling yourselves to France and doing day tours?

If you are looking for a coach trip there are several on Google with reviews from previous customers like this one which seems reasonably priced

The Chateaux are wonderful. I live in France and have seen several. Chenonceau is beautiful and has lovely gardens, formal and the farm potager, Azay-le-Rideau is surrounded by water and is very pretty, Chambord is huge and magnificent but was never lived in so hasn't much in the way of furnishings, Cheverny is beautifully decorated. Clos St. Lucé was the small chateau that was owned by Leonardo da Vinci, he died there, and it has models of machines he designed, small ones in the house and big ones in the gardens, interesting.Try looking some up on Google. Well worth a visit.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 11:46

On Monday when kneeling in a flower bed trying to fill in the mole tunnels I got wacked in the eye by a dead, dry Liatris flower. I know, I never get round to deadheading everything. Yesterday it went red, swelled up and oozed pus. Yuk. Went to Doc today, conjunctivitis. Eye wash, drops, no driving for 3 days (bother), no gardening, no dusting (that one is OK!), no going for a walk if it's windy.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:58

Now that is a provocative remark, naughty Verdun. Since when were men cleverer than women?


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:50

OH's taste is more Susannah York, Felicity Kendall (when she was in the Good Life). Actually, when looking round gardens when we were last in England we saw some lovely statues, especially in Pashley Manor gardens and there was a nice one in Borde Hill, also Waterperry in Oxfordshire. We liked the graceful young women ones. Here is a Pashley Manor one.

 And here is one from Waterperry. But I expect they are very expensive.



Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:12

Sorry, none of that was about gardening or weed control! But it does affect my life!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:11

I think it's very French, but it's not fair on the women. I find sometimes outings here in France are a bit of a nightmare. As I am no longer as young as I was I need to go more often than usual and France is really lacking in the public loo department - unless you are on a motorway!

When we go on holiday in England it's so easy and the loos are clean, and proper ones, not those horrible holes in the ground. When you have arthritic knees holes in the ground are impossible to straighten up from. And they usually either don't flush properly or you have to run to avoid getting your feet wet!

Another thing about France is if you stop in desperation on the side of the road, anyway with suitable cover is full of pink loo paper flapping about in the breeze. Yuk!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:03

I wear old jeans, have to have something to cover the legs, especially knees, and an old, loose, cotton T shirt. No need for a hat, I have thick hair. Hats make my head feel hot and sweaty. Wellies in winter and for digging. My lovely old leather gardening shoes, with anti-smell charcoal insoles, have just fallen apart.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:56

I missed reading this one, what fun! I don't think I'd like lions or a "Thinker". I'd rather have something more natural, like a deer. I have real deer but we had to fence parts of the garden as they thought it was a deer cafeteria! A deer statue would look pretty but not eat my plants.

Chris Beardshaw is gorgeous, but I wouldn't want a statue of him. Don't suppose OH would care for it either!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:30

Morning all. Only 8° when I woke up with low cloud looking all misty. Sun getting through now.

Looked up Dunster. Didn't know where it was - Exmoor. Looks very pretty.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:06

Is there any sun at all? Total shade, probably not. Partial shade yes. Spinach, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, chard, peas.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 2054
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 142    Views: 3580
Last Post: Yesterday at 22:33

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2149    Views: 82089
Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:51

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 467
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 417
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25


Replies: 7    Views: 456
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 409
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

Trouble typing on some of the threads

Replies: 4    Views: 421
Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

Gardens we have visited 2013

Replies: 125    Views: 4968
Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 17:54

no emails as well as small text

Replies: 27    Views: 1124
Last Post: 23/03/2013 at 21:43

Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
Replies: 4    Views: 741
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:30

Rose pruning and frost

Replies: 12    Views: 1629
Last Post: 20/04/2013 at 14:19


why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
Replies: 11    Views: 726
Last Post: 10/02/2013 at 04:35

Why did you all start gardening?

Replies: 41    Views: 1912
Last Post: 01/01/2013 at 23:35

uploading photos

Can't upload photos anymore 
Replies: 6    Views: 613
Last Post: 11/12/2012 at 13:06
15 threads returned