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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

White Crocus

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:26

They are all beautiful. I must have planted well over 500 here over the years, but there are very few left. Do crocuses dislike hot dry summers? (Dordogne)


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:23

Buddleias are pretty tough, I've pruned mine.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:21

This is fast turning into a mother's and younger women's (27 yr old) private club! Why have the men stopped posting??

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:19

Chilly today and windy and grey, but got some digging and manuring done. OH has gone to sing in his 2nd concert so I shall watch the recorded GW.

Going to England on Tuesday.  Hope weather is still good. What shall I pack?

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:13

Marion, here is one of my brunnera's coming out. This one sowed itself by the wall.

 And here is my magnolia "Leonard Messel".


No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:08

Dove and I were pregnant together in '75 and '76! My daughter was born end of March 76. I was 24 then - so that makes me.............. must be 27  We lived in New Malden then. I bought a paddling pool that my little daughter and I used to sit in 'cos it was so hot.

I've had 2 boys and another girl since then. They were all quite small when we moved to France. Now most of the summers are hot.

MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:00

Mummy MP you don't have to post an avator of yourself and I'm sure you don't look like Wurzel Gummage! You can choose a pic of something pretty in your garden or anything you like.

My very short rant today is that in sunny Dordogne it was cold, 6°, windy and grey today! Warmer in England! But we are going to England on Tuesday. Hurray! Does anyone know whether it will stay warm? What shall I pack? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:50

I hope the weather carries on being nice as we are going to England on Tuesday. Cold and windy, grey sky here today 6°. Been digging and manuring my new bed. Potted up 30 penstemon Beloved Bells and 20 pelargoniums in GH.

Sweet peas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:12

I think I would start again. If they had been watered and then germinated and then got bone dry the new shoots would have dried up. You could poke about gently and see if you can find one and see what's going on. They need about 15° C to germinate.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 13:56

Cold and grey out there 6°. Should be gardening, will go out in a minute.

Fab cake Bjay, good luck with it.

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