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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:48


More cake was appreciated Fairy!

Happy birthday Lily. Bit late but I have the excuse of the Church BBQ!


gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:43

I loved the older theme tune too. Wish they hadn't changed it. 9.30pm is really late here in France, it's 10.30pm.

Plant catnip plant outside in Spring or Autumn?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:40

By catnip do you mean Nepeta Cataria, the true catnip, a herb, or do you mean the more commonly grown catmint Nepeta Mussinii or the bigger Fassinii? I haven't grown the Cataria, but I have the other two which are perfectly hardy. It looks big enough to plant out, leaving the foliage to die in the winter and cutting it off in spring.

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:28

Just as I thought, all back to front!

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:27

 I expect they will be in the wrong order, photos always seem to be in a different order to how I put them nowadays.

 And these are the flowers.



I saw a tree in your garden I thought could be a liriodrendron (tulip tree) because of the flowers, but I think they were nearly over. These are what the leaves look like.


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:16

Well that confirms it for me - Honesty.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:13

Just cleared up the BBQ. 38 came and it was a lovely afternoon. Forecast was wrong! Must have been all your good wishes!  Went well and people looked happy.

DD, manure is great stuff, but never heard it called "exciting" before!

I haven't done any proper gardening for ages. My autumn plug plants, violas etc arrive next week. Will soon be time for the big autumn clear up. Planning on lots of tulips, violas and forget-me-nots. In 4 months the snowdrops will be poking up.


Posted: 20/09/2014 at 08:42

Morning all.

My big charity BBQ today, around 40. Poured in the night, tables and chairs are wet. Storms with a risk of hail forecast for this afternoon

Have a lovely day, Chicky and chicklets. Also the garden visiting people.

Greenhouse Heaters

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:44

For some years I had a paraffin heater with 2 chimneys. There was no electricity to the GH. It wasn't really big enough for my GH but it kept the frost out. It was a bit of a fiddle as it's roof part kept wanting to fall off it and you had to make sure there was enough paraffin and the wick was OK. Then one morning the GH was black with soot. Something had gone wrong with the heater and I couldn't get it working properly again. Not easy to clean it all up.

Then I met 2nd OH and he fixed up electricity from the garage to the GH and gave me his old electric heater. It's so clean and easy. It's not very big and I don't know if it's still on the market. It isn't powerful enough to make the GH warm when it's below zero but it keeps it at 2 - 3° on freezing nights.

I hope that helps, maybe someone else will be able to help with brands.


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:34

There I am saying "we" and "sticking together" when I live in France! But I never wanted to leave England in the first place and now it's so complicated to move back after nearly 30 years.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

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