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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Rotting courgettes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 12:17

Courgettes always do that, I think they can't cope with so many forming unless they have a lot of water, so it's their way of natural selection. Mine eventually always give me too many anyway! But courgettes do look like tiny marrows. Some are dark green, some paler, some stripey, depends on the variety.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:25

We've just been to England and I love England, miss it, but I hate lorries on the motorways. They keep overtaking other lorries very very slowly and blocking up the lanes, even in the 3 lane bits. I thought they weren't allowed in the 3rd lane. I like the rule in France that lorries aren't allowed on motorways on Sundays.

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:19

My white phlox always do very well and come out just when earlier summer flowers are on the way out and late summer flowers haven't yet opened. I prefer borders that are a mixture of colours, I find my are more blue and pink early on and yellow and red later.

But rose William and Catherine was mentioned. We went to David Austin's garden in June and that was one of my least favourites. It looked less healthy than the others. I preferred the classic Iceberg, but it was taller.


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:12

Glad to see punkdoc is back, he was away before I went away. Just went to his posts to catch up. Found one though that was started by Mike Allen. When Mike was ill everyone was so kind, but it seems to have gone a bit haywire since. Interesting thread though, ended up on a different subject from the beginning. Dove was very tactfull and wave calming. 

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:02

Now I see this was started in June, missed it then.

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:00


I live in Dordogne and I have that plant. Didn't answer earlier as I was in Yorkshire, but it is definitely Clerodendron Bungei. It needs pruning once it's got going as it tends to grow up in one stem with a flower on top, but it can be tender in winter. Also sends up suckers.

Is that Jacqui with name changed to Dordogne Damsel?

Here is mine.




Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:28

AWB, looks like an orange toadstool, possibly a Hygrocybe or wax cap in English.


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 09:21

Morning all.

Rain and thunder, dog is a nervous wreck! So no weeding in the jungle of a veggie garden. Did 2 hours and 2 barrowloads yesterday. Can now walk up a path and see the French beans! Broccoli needs rescuing before it disappears under thick coarse grass.


Posted: 02/08/2014 at 22:05

Evening all.

We had a lovely stay in Yorkshire with old school friend. Saw uncle. Had some good meals in pubs in Ripon and other places. Weather was lovely. Visited a fantastic garden near York.  Called "Breezy Knees", has anyone heard of it? 

Daughter with 3 small sons and her OH looked after my place and had a holiday here, visiting various Dordogne touristy places. They live near Poitiers. They watered all the pots and nothing has died. Posted some pics on the garden gallery thread.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:24


Hello again. I've been away in Yorkshire for a week. Daughter and family have been staying here and looking after things. All my pots and garden have been well watered and are still alive.


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