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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hardy Winter Flowers for hanging baskets

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:32

I love violas. Even if they don't produce masses of flowers in mid winter they really get going and provide masses of colour in spring until you plant summer bedding. They are OK with semi-shade too. Here are some of mine in early




Camera Corner

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 23:02

I'm no expert, rather point and shoot, but some flowers just look gorgeous close up like these gazanias.

 And some look weird, like this ageratum.



Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:50

Thanks Dove. My sister is a children's social worker. They get some flack in the press but they do a great job which is demanding and difficult. But her children aren't badly disabled, they are badly treated, she's seen some terrible things.

On a lighter note, I bought some crocuses today, 50 for about £4. How does that compare with English prices?

Helping with a charity concert with meal on Saturday. Cooking the veggie option and 2 puds, have I already said that?


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 10:02

Morning all.

Suppose Dove is at work now, know all about retiring, but still don't know what she does.

We're food shopping this morning. Helping with big charity concert this Saturday and will be cooking the veggie option and 2 pud, orange and almond cake. It's a Spanish theme.


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:55

I have set my settings to view last post, not first post, just as 2 Wheel Gardener said, but it made no difference, still getting threads set at 1st post. If I don't get "view last unread post" I have to find the thread on the latest posts list and click on the last person who posted on the right side.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 23:51

Hello, I'm back from visiting daughter. Just caught up, but several pages and it's bedtime so I'll just reply to one. Matty, you're not invisible, but I don't know the plant.

Serious! Really

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:42

I had said I thought Verdun was younger than me, but now he's said more about what he remembers I'm not so sure!


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:36

Haven't watched Bake-off, hope OH recorded it. Only French TV at daughter's. Just watched Nanny McFee in French.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 18:36

I was given this clematis, which I think is Etoile Violette. It flowers in July but doesn't do it again. Is this EV?



Posted: 21/10/2013 at 22:24

Oh, that is sad, I hope he dumps the bag and it gets found and returned, but I suppose it would have to have her name and details in it. When my car was broken into on the Cote d'Azur two bags belonging to my children were taken and they were dumped. 2 months later the police rang to say they were in the local Gendarmerie waiting for me to fetch them!

I like the Paradise too, pg.

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photos of our gardens 
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