Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Snowdrops in the green

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:06

I've been given snowdrops "in the green" and they have done really well. I transplant them in the green too as I can see where they are. When I bought them in bags in the Garden Centre (bear in mind that garden centres here in France aren't as good as English ones) they were dried out and I've never had any luck with them.

Best Climbers for Part Shade

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 18:01

Honeysuckle is OK with shade and so is the lovely rambling rose "Malvern Hills".

Indoor jasmine

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 17:55

I potted mine up into a much bigger pot and made a frame from bamboo for it to grow up then put it outside for the summer. It grew a lot, but it only flowers in winter. This winter I've left it outside in a sheltered place as it's got too big. Don't know if it will survive. If it does then I may plant it against the house.

Turkeys that didn't make it past Christmas

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 17:50

I cook them long and slow in a casserole. You can add Moroccan flavourings and vegetables and serve with cous-cous. You can take the tender cooked meat off the bone and stir it into a curry sauce, or a creamy mushroom sauce. I expect you could roast them with roasted veg around them. I've used them for making big curries for charity events, because they are such good value. I hope the turkeys are treated OK when alive.

Greenhouse sprouts

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 17:45

Philippa is right, they need to be outside. They wouldn't like the heat of a greenhouse and they need a fair amount of water.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 17:19

Thank you for the birthday wishes for my OH. Looking forward to that beer, Dove when we are back in Norfolk in April.

We had a lovely meal out. http://table-pouyaud.fr/photos.php

Sounds as though Fidget will have an exciting day.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 09:44

Morning all.

OH's birthday today. I'm taking him out to lunch to a restaurant with a Michelin star. I hope it's nice. His favourite restaurant is away on holiday.


Posted: 24/02/2016 at 20:36

She said she was glad that it was a young family buying it and that it would be a family home that children would grow up in.


Posted: 24/02/2016 at 18:23

Back from looking after the grandchildren. Daughter and her OH have now signed the first contract and they should be moving in April. The lady selling the house is very nice and was a bit upset, it was her family home for years and her grandfather built it but she is elderly and feels it's time to move into a smaller house in a village nearer her children.

My two little grandchildren were very good, we played games and I lost each time! Not on purpose either.

Have a good day skiing, DD. Daughter and her family came back from skiing in the Pyrenees yesterday.


Posted: 23/02/2016 at 22:12

Won't be here tomorrow either, on Granny duty. Daughter and her OH are going to the bank to sign about the loan then to the notaire to sign the first contract for the lovely house they made the offer for.

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