Busy-Lizzie


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My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:59

It's hard to remember how old they are. Nelly Moser must be around 10 - 12 years, has been re-potted 3 times. I think John Paul is 3 or 4. Pots are about 45 cms tall.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:49

Daughter and 2 sons, their French OHs, 6 grandchildren and 2 grand nieces have gone. Very quiet here now. They all have 2 proper meals a day - why are they so slim? We have a snack and a meal and far less in the way of biscuits, bread and booze than them.


Sons helped with cooking, had some BBQs. Daughter and DIL helped with washing up. But I spent quite a lot of time in the kitchen.


Really glad that at last I'd managed to get the pool clean enough for them to swim in. It went dark green when we were away in June. The weather was much better than the forecast had said.

But elder daughter and 3 small sons arrive tomorrow. I must go and make beds again and more shopping to be done tomorrow morning. May be another 3 days before I post here again.

Last edited: 07 August 2016 14:51:55

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:22


Golden Philadelphus in a pot



Tess of the d'Urbervilles was rescued from deer, a 6" twig! Pink roses also rescued from deer, now in pots.



Nelly Moser



Star Jasmine in a pot



This clematis, John Paul 2,is flowering now in a pot.


Plants don't mind being in pots, so long as they have enough room and they are fed and watered. Deer were eating my roses on the lower lawn that isn't fenced so I dug up the ones that hadn't died and put them in pots and they were much happier.

Plant ID

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:34

Stachys byzantina, as Dave says, but sometimes called Stachys lanata. Lamb's Ears.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:51

Happy Anniversary to Wonky and her lovely Hub (as Dove would say!) Happy Anniversary to Hazel as well.


I hope you have a good time in Amsterdam, Hosta.


I think it is disgraceful that DD doesn't get the money from her B & B when she does all the work.


I have 3 of my children arriving this afternoon with their OHs, 6 grandchildren and 2 DIL's nieces. Will leave them a load of food as we booked ages ago to go to the theatre this evening, Shakespeare.

My flowers ..

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:40


There were lots of Roscoea when we visited Bressingham Gardens in June. I'd never heard of them either.

Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 09:06

That sounds fine, I do the same. When I have manure I use that too.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 23:02

I used to love Walnut Whips, had one a few years ago, so disappointing. Have Wagonwheels shrunk? They were huge when I was a child. I hadn't even realised M&Ms have replaced Treets.


A lot of confectionary sold in England isn't on sale in France and vice versa. What seem like staple products, baked beans, Marmite, Marmalade, peanut butter, Branston pickle, salad cream, ginger nuts, English tea such as PG Tips and Yorkshire tea etc were not sold at all in France when we moved here in 1985. But you can buy most of them now in the special foreign food section in certain supermarkets, but not always in winter. Once it was hard to find curry spices here.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:42

Been a busy day today, can't remember if I posted this morning an haven't looked back yet.


Family coming tomorrow, 2 sons, 1 daughter with OHs, 6 children and 2 nieces. Staying for 2 nights, then other daughter and 3 sons coming next week.


Did a mammouth shop this morning. Spent the afternoon cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms and making beds.


Not a good time for us, tomorrow night we are booked to see Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors". We were going to do the tourist thing, explore and stay in a B&B, but had to cancel that bit. Going to the play though, paid and booked ages ago. Leaving the children and grandchildren a load of food in the fridge.

Tomorrow night we had been invited to a restaurant with friends, partly so that we could meet a friend's new man (she left her husband some years ago). I've already met him, OH hasn't. So as the family are here OH will have to go without me.

My flowers ..

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:33

Thank you, GD, aym and obelixx  The flowers in the competition all had to be from your own garden. 

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