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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Monty's box hedging

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:49

Mike, I'm sorry about your wife. I lost my first husband 15 years ago to a heart attack. He was 53, I was 47. I expect your wife went into heart surgery feeling worried, but hopeful. It is harder for those left behind.

2014

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:46

My tulips are nowhere near out yet. Daffodils in full swing and wild cowslips coming out everywhere.

Love your bright red tulips, Marion.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:42

Been very busy the last few days so not looked in here.

Thanks Steve for the tip about Aqualdulce Claudia. I haven't seen them here in France, just Aquadulce.

Tracey, when I said about cutting sweet peas off the hedge I was really answering David about the sweet peas getting tangled in the hedge. I thought the problem of that would be partly solved when the hedge was cut in the autumn the sweet peas would be cut down too - 2 birds with one stone!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 10:35

Morning all. Had some lovely weather recently so been busy in the garden. Cool and cloudy today. Veggie garden all prepared, sowed broad beans yesterday.

Followed threads

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:53

This is a nuisance, as I don't get email notifications any more so I use followed threads to find out about threads I have posted on.

What to plant under 2 small apple trees

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:51

My apple trees are in the lawn and I plant daffodils and crocus under them.

bulbs!

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:49

Summer bulbs, which are really tubers, not bulbs, but get lumped together with them, are dahlias and begonias, which can be started now in a greenhouse or conservatory and planted out after risk of frost. They provide lots of summer colour.

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 14:46

They don't sell Alicante of Shirley here. I grow an old French one called Dona,  Montfavet for an early one, Roma for making sauce for the freezer, Sungold and Gardener's Delight (seeds bought in UK) for little ones.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 23:33

We don't eat many potatoes. Often have rice or pasta. I do grow them though.

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 23:31

They are very popular here in France and all the GCs sell them. Called Saint Pierre which is French for Saint Peter. A traditional round fleshy tomato is what the French sites say.

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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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