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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Miniature Rose

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:52

My tiny roses lasted about a year in a pot outside, but I was given them in the spring. My patio rose lasted about 4 years, don't know why it died.

Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:49

Monty's programmes are not the usual format of doing up a garden in 3 days. The garden owners do most of it from the design to the digging over a period of several months, so it's good to see the gardens evolving.


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 09:42

Reminds me of milk, the farmers don't get much of the price.

Hope Doc visit goes well with son DD. They found I had a heart murmur when I was pregnant, but it turned out to be harmless.

I'm helping with a church charity Quiz and Curry tonight in local village hall.

Sky is blue, sun is shining, but it was only 3° at 9am.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:29

I'm afraid I find Jake rather repulsive. I rather liked Matt Baker when he was on it. But, nothing to do with Strictly, I like Sidney, the vicar on Granchester!

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:10

I was born in September too, Verdun and I are both Virgos ( I think).

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:05

Salvia Amistad here in Dordogne, as I have found, although a lovely plant, grows very tall and leggy, too tall for that bed. Salvia Wendy's wish is a purply pink and much bushier and more compact. I'm pleased with the six I got from the firm I get my plug plants  They have a spring and an autumn catalogue.

I'm not keen on white beds that are solely white, I think a touch of another colour, such as purple, stops it looking flat. But I like perennial beds that are a mixture so that you get flowers in 3 seasons, also I like a mix of colours best. You often find that the pastel colours flower together in spring, for example, and reds and yellows are out in autumn so that your bed changes colour.

If you are finding it hard to find the plants you want in French GCs have a look at this mail order firm. My plants all arrived in good condition, they weren't that big but were a lot bigger than Jardiland's usual perennial range.  you can ask both firms to send a printed colour catalogue too.

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:46

I've only seen tonight's so far, with the nice rose loving widow and the enthusiastic chap with the big pond. OH recorded last night's prog as I was with daughter being a granny.

I think the same as Tootles (quotes aren't working) "I liked it. Anything that brings more gardening to the telly is good for me. I liked that it was real gardens and not elitist." Monty came over as being a kind gentle person.

Also I think people find it strange that they have to spend money on the garden, but they are happy to redecorate, put in a new kitchen and buy a 3 piece suite. A garden is also part of a home. (But I am aware that not everyone can afford that new kitchen etc.)


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:33

Those poppies are a super idea and they look amazing. Hope you had a lovely birthday Chicky, it sounds as if you did.


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:43

Evening all.

I came home from daughter's, just in time to record Monty Don.

The grandsons enjoyed today. We went for a walk in some woods that lead to a big animal park full of pens of bright coloured pheasants and parrots, furry pigs, goats, racoons, wolves, llamas, emus, wallabies, flamingos etc. etc. There wasn't even a charge at the entrance. Then we had lunch in a restaurant that was child friendly. Just as well, the grandsons are a noisy bunch! Then we went to a huge hangar full of bouncy castle type air filled huge things to bounce and slide down on. Also there was a go cart racing track outside. They had a whale of a time and smallest (4) fell asleep on the way home.

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:32

Happy belated birthday, Fairy and I hope you are still having a happy birthday today, Chicky.

Thank you KEF for my birthday greeting! (Note to all, it was September, so no rush today!)

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