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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:53

Open Day over, busy but fun. Matty was great. Have posted on my Open Garden thread with photos. Thank you for your good wishes and encouragement.

Have had antibiotics, cortisone, paracetemol and white wine, feel OK

Looking forward to Chelsea, have I missed the first programme? 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:43









Thank you everyone. 56 people came, mostly English and a few French. Weather was OK, sun came out this afternoon, 20°, didn't rain. Plants were bought, not all, and lots of cake was eaten. Good to see you Dordogne Damsel and thank you for the cakes. I must give you your box back. Matty was great. The 56 don't include Matty and the helpers or my daughter and family (they were staying and helping), but my son came with wife and 2 friends and they all paid.


Winter Bedding

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:07

Same here, GWRS.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:03

I sowed the GW offer zinnias like Lin but my tray was in an electric propagator to keep them at 20°.  28 germinated and are about a foot tall. I wonder how many seeds everyone had. I think I had 30.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 14:17

Daughter, SIL and grandsons arrived before lunch. Since lunch grandsons have been messily washing garden furniture! 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 14:14





Thank you Obelix.

Veg garden open too, but not the tidiest, especially with all the weed fabric that looks a bit ugly.



Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:33

Just come back from the doctor as I was coughing a lot in the night. I have bronchitis, 3rd time this year, with a torn muscle from coughing  Doc says all those years of living with 1st OH who was a very heavy smoker (died aged 53) have made my lungs fragile.

Daughter will arrive soon so must get on with lunch, there will be 8 of us and it's 10.30am (French time).

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:23

Thank you.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 22:18

Done lots of gardening in last few days, but it's on my Open Garden thread.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 22:16

So much talk about gardening, a season makes such a difference, everything is growing fast now.

A doctor friend says I have pulled a muscle around the rib cage. Time is the great healer, helped along with painkillers.

I've been busy weeding in the veg garden this afternoon with a friend who came to help. Have made up beds for daughter, SIL and 3 grandsons and hoovered the kitchen and dining room floors. Matty has made an almond tart and dusted the dining room. I've made an apple and dried fruit cake. We went shopping this morning for supplies for the weekend for Sunday salad lunch for Open Garden helpers and lunch for family tomorrow. Son, DIL and baby coming on Sunday too.

So tired I fell asleep in Joe's bit about hanging baskets on GW. nighties all.

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