Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

The Bakewell Show

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 10:35

I love English shows, wish they had them like that in France. Thanks for the photos RB, even though they are upside down!

My Cherry Tree Needs Urgent Help! Advice Please...

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 10:27

Cherry trees lose their leaves quite early in autumn.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 10:21

Just seen the weather forecast, rain all weekend , much cooler, 20°.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:08

Oh dear, the Santolina is a terrible mess, had so much to do since we got back from Suffolk.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:06


I am jealous of your lawn, Verdun. It's been so hot and dry here, lawn watering is forbidden. This was mine the end of July.



Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:02

We're having a hot dry summer in Dordogne. There are now water restrictions, but are allowed to water for a limited time in the evening. Been in the mid 30s quite a lot. I don't function properly over 27°. Lawn was brown but has started greening up after the last storm.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 08:54

Morning all. Welcome back Lesley, glad you enjoyed your hols.

Lovely Mummy and baby Butter photo. I used to keep a couple of Jersey house cows.

I'm going home later today. Great that it's only 1hr 20 mins away instead of 8 hours, but son No.1 is moving later this month and it'll be 5hrs instead of 4hrs away.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:59

I think it could be alkanet.


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 15:38

Happy Anniversary Hosta.

Daughter, granddaughter (6) and I went for an explore this morning. Found GD's future school, in the village among the vineyards. Also found a very near neighbour, Chateau Pétrus which produces a very expensive and famous Pomerol wine. It all looks so peaceful around here, but the wine growers were doing things to the vines with very noisy machines at 7am this morning.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 15:33

Everyone's gardens look so beautiful and fresh. Love blue and white. Sometimes I think I'm fighting a losing battle in SW France, especially in a heatwave year like now. The thunderstorms stop it conking out completely. My garden is now probably a month ahead of in England, but flowers don't stay in flower as long as they do in England.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

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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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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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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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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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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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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