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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:55

I thought they were too short! And they prefer some shade!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:54

I'm happy today because there was a mild frost last night -1° and I'd just put lots of plants in the cold frames to harden off, but I hadn't put the lids on as the forecast said no frost. I was so worried - but everything is fine even the tomatoes and dahlias. Phew! What a relief!

Jewell garden - suggestions

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:49

There are lots of jewel-like dahlias. What about zinnias?


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 10:40

Loved the shampoo ad, Sue.

We had a good day out on Friday with a stay in a lovely B & B in Eymet (South Dordogne) We went to 3 bastide (fortified, stone built) villages. On Friday night we went to a play by an English theatre group in an old chateau. The play was about what happened next in 3 Shakespeare plays, Hamlet, King Lear and Romeo and Juliette. Romeo and Juliette hadn't died after all, they had been married 20 years and had loads of children, including triplets! Juliette had got very fat and Romeo had gone off her! It was very funny.

Weeding today.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 00:06

Thank you everyone who liked my "bride".

That looked a good tip - to upload the photos through photobucket. May give it a try tomorrow, see what happens. Too late now.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 23:53

The end of an era, that was a fun thread.

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:13

Thank you, KEF, for liking my garden. My garden makes me happy.

homebird, your garden looks lovely.

Here is my garden in Spring last year.


Why May?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:06

I love the end of May when the roses are all out and the garden is filled with scent. I live in Dordogne so they are out earlier here. When I lived in England I used to enter my roses in the village show, in Kent. But it was the end of June.


Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:02

Morning all. Sorry about your cat Maud.

We are off to explore Southern Dordogne today. B&B tonight. But forecast is light rain and it's cloudy. Been hot and sunny the last 2 days.

Put on 2lbs whn we were in England, now lost it because of all the gardening that needed catching up. Weeds grow so fast, we were only away 10 days.

Haven't had May GW yet. I get in late because of being in France. Hope it comes because subscription ran out, missed March, bought April in England, but OH paid sub end March.

breathing life into faded plastic chairs.

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 23:25

I painted some old white plastic chairs blue with special paint for plastic a few years ago. It's lasted quite well. I'll try that tip on the old green ones, thank you.

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uploading photos

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