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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 09:07

Morning all. I've been wanting to sow my broad beans, but huge wind 2 days ago, rain yesterday, sunny and warm today, but drop in temp forecast for next week with light snow on Monday. Should I sow them or not? Plants are hardy (but not hardy enough for winters here) but will the seeds rot if they get cold? The later you leave it the worse the blackfly.

Will be out this evening , helping organise charity quiz, with meal for cancer support and homeless. France may be a socialist state with bigger benefits than the UK. but if your paperwork isn't in order and you don't have an address you get nothing. Beggers in Périgueux.

MOB rants

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:45

O bother, when next in England (April) Iwas hoping to get some sensible length T-shirts in M&S. In France they've gone long and thin which outlines my tummy and, having had 4 children, I would rather they didn't. I have to get jeans in M&S as the French ones are all hipsters which slide off when I walk.

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:37

Did someone call me plastic? I think I like all flowers except ones with artificial colouring in them. There were some very bright blue orchids in the GC which looked plastic. I'm sure they weren't meant to be that colour.

finding my threads

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:31

You can send messages to another person using their nick name on this forum so that only they will get it, not everyone else.

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:24

We have snow forecast for next week, starting Monday.

repairing lawn with seed

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:04

Is it that warm near Paris? I'm way south of you in Dordogne and we get frosts in March and April, sometimes snow in March.

late start,more advice please!!

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 23:00

You're not too late! First things to get in I think would be broad beans, onion sets, early peas, strawberry plants. Too soon for lots of things like runner beans, French beans, sweet corn, courgettes, nearly time for potatoes - 2 or 3 weeks, but you want the frosts over when the green leaves appear.

Fresh manure is not a good idea. Leave it in a pile for autumn. Get some compost if possible and organic fertiliser.

Not sure about shallow soil if it's on tarmac. What's the drainage like?

How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 22:51

I'm not a very tidy gardener, edges aren't beautifully straight, too many weeds, clearing up sometimes a bit hit and miss. But when I've decided to do a new bed or sow those seeds I get on with it because it won't wait.If you don't do it you won't have it. Sometimes I think I've made a wildlife park, but it got a bit much when the deer ate everything so OH has fenced off part of the flower garden and raised the veg garden fence.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 22:44

Because it's bigger than a rabbit! But what sort of a gobbler did she mean?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 20:30

I think I'm going to enjoy this thread.


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Garden Gallery 2014

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no emails as well as small text

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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uploading photos

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