Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Weed Suppressant Fabric

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:05

I would have suggested digging a trench and lining with plastic or planks of wood, or a strip of metal. I'm surprised the plastic didn't work.

I'm afraid that weed suppressant fabric wouldn't be strong enough. The roots would go under it then suckers would grow up lifting the fabric up. That happened to me with Spirea Billardii.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:54

Morning all.

I'm sure you will be a comfort to your friend Lily P.

Thanks Joyce, best night's sleep for a week.

I had a quiet day yesterday, weather wasn't very good anyway, sorting out the slides and notes for the talk I'm giving on Thursday about creating an English garden in France. I probably won't sleep well tomorrow!

Veg garden needs attention. Don't think the perpetual spinach has germinated, and bean poles and tomato posts need putting up.

I hope you find the cable Dove.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:18

Thank you everyone for all the compliments for my garden  There have been some gorgeous photos since mine.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:15

Lovely colours, Yviestevie.

David asked " How did your rose renovations go?"  They worked well for Meg and one Mme Alfred Carrière which are romping away, but the other Mme Alfred has finally died. She's been removed, soil changed and a climber called "Belle Epoque", which I had never heard of and was recommended by the man in the nursery, has been planted.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:49

Lovely photo, Fairygirl, I love the way the rock and his colours match, I know Joyce has said and I agree.

Beautiful moving poem, Dove.

DD, your garden will be fine, it's always been lovely when I've seen it.

Gardeners forum.

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 13:30
Yellowbelly2 says:

Novice on here and trying to start a new thread to help me identify a plant. Can anyone guide me as to how to post an image of my plant?

See original post

 There is a strange squarish icon on the top right of the bar on your reply box, it is the camera icon. Click on it and it will tell you what to do next, it goes to your files.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 13:24

Thank you Lily P and the others on the page before. I wanted to refer to some of them but my fuzzy brain has dropped them. Bother!

One thing, obelixx said it was Mother's Day yesterday, but here in France it's on the 29th May.

Gloomy cool day here. I'm working on my garden talk for Thursday.

work in progress

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 13:14

Looks great Baz, sorry about the frost, but it's not too late to plant and sow. Sweet corn, runner beans and French beans, carrots, beetroot, spinach can all be sown in May and I expect other things can too. One year I just pushed outdoor cucumber seeds into the ground where there were spare places, in May, and I had loads.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:10

Thank you for all your messages of sympathy. It's heart warming to know you are all there.

Apart from the news of our friends, the garden open day went pretty well I think. I'll put some photos on Garden Pictures when I've sorted them and put them on my laptop - if I can.

On Saturday night I was in the middle of posting to Daniel on the forum thread when my laptop turned itself off. Then it re-started and said I wasn't to touch it as it was installing Windows 10. I hadn't asked it to, I was goin to leave it until after my Power Point talk on Thursday. In the morning it said "Welcome Liz", my laptop has never called me Liz before, only Elizabeth! How did it know?

I haven't uploaded photos yet, I hope it hasn't changed too much.

What a nuisance, Dove. I suppose it will save you money at Woottens.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 22:47

Thank you everyone for your encouragement and best wishes.

This morning I had some tragic news. Some friends of ours had a car accident and ended up in their car in the river Dronne near Brantome. They were both drowned. They were a lovely couple, about 20 years older than me but full of life and enthusiasm. They came to lunch with us 2 weeks ago and we were going to lunch with them this Tuesday. They come here in the summer and live in England in winter.I was feeling quite shell shocked this morning. I don't know their family in England, I expect they will come here but they probably won't know who all the friends in France are.

My Open Garden was successful, I think. People were very nice about it. Someone said it was exquisite. The cake went down well. But it was very windy and cloudy. Lots of tea and coffee were drunk but not cold drinks. 54 people came, mostly English. Only one French man came despite all my advertising and talking to local French people.

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