Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:20

Had to go to a Committee meeting this morning, now need to do my tax return, has to be posted by tomorrow. The French only give 3 weeks and I've been away about 12 days and had my garden open. Have I said all that before?

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:12

Matty here

Great day yesterday - so good to meet lots of people all really interested in plants and gardening.

On my wish list now apart from the Gallardia id the Rose Tuscany - scent is wonderful

Lovely to meet DD as well we had a long chat while I showed her around the garden.

Initially we showed visitors around to ensure they saw the whole garden, then we let them wander. Many of them commented about the Gallardia Cornetto Blaze, it really is a spectacular plant but Seems to not be available in Britain, unless anyone can find it!

My French improved by leaps and bounds in one day!

I fly home tomorrow

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:35

It is a new Open Garden Scheme in France. Here is the website, have posted it before

http://www.opengardens.eu/  It is for a children's cancer and leukaemia charity.

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:34

Gorgeous collection of photos, Charlie. Haven't finished looking at them yet as it's bedtime. But I hope no one goes near those cute bunnies with a rifle!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:15

I had sticky kisses from 4 grandsons today!

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:13

Thank you.

Plant 4 is Gaillardia Cornetto Blaze from a French plug plant company. I think they have it in the USA.

Clematis is "Multi blue".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:53

Open Day over, busy but fun. Matty was great. Have posted on my Open Garden thread with photos. Thank you for your good wishes and encouragement.

Have had antibiotics, cortisone, paracetemol and white wine, feel OK

Looking forward to Chelsea, have I missed the first programme? 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:43


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Thank you everyone. 56 people came, mostly English and a few French. Weather was OK, sun came out this afternoon, 20°, didn't rain. Plants were bought, not all, and lots of cake was eaten. Good to see you Dordogne Damsel and thank you for the cakes. I must give you your box back. Matty was great. The 56 don't include Matty and the helpers or my daughter and family (they were staying and helping), but my son came with wife and 2 friends and they all paid.

 

Winter Bedding

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:07

Same here, GWRS.

zinnias

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:03

I sowed the GW offer zinnias like Lin but my tray was in an electric propagator to keep them at 20°.  28 germinated and are about a foot tall. I wonder how many seeds everyone had. I think I had 30.

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