Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Plastic containers

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:57

I think they are even more expensive in France. When I go to England I find there is a much better choice of all pots, except terracotta, and the prices are better.

Gardners world

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:54

I'm afraid I dozed off in the middle, but there was visit to a nursery to look at small trees with Joe Swift and Carol visited a garden full of spring flowers, like cyclamen coum, on the side of a Welsh mountain. I find Monty's voice quite soporific!

Plant to cover shed

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:48


We have clematis Montana Marjorie on our shed. But first we painted the shed Willow green from Cuprinol.


Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:18

I think minus 6 or 7 is really cold! My eyes and nose start running at +7°.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:14

Mother's Day is 29th May in France.

I do Sudoku before going to sleep. I used to read but the reading light is too bright for OH and I need it brighter than I used to. OH just drops off. When I start nodding I stop doing Sudoku and turn out the light. Can't have tea or I'm in the loo all night and tea is a stimulant. Hot chocolate works better.

May do some more pruning this afternoon.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:28


It stopped raining this afternoon so I pruned Paul's Scarlet and the Pilgrim climbing roses. I potted up some gypsophila Bristol Fairy that I bought in a packet in the GC. There were about 9 shooting roots so I put them in 3 deep pots. Potted up purple sage which had grown roots along the stems.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:44

Glad you're back punkdoc, we worry about you. I hope the threat of the solicitor works.

I've been outside pruning and potting. Thought it wouldn't be possible, but after the heavy rain the sun came out.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:32

Morning all.

I always want to phone my mother on Mother's Day but she isn't here any more. I talk to here in my mind. I am making posies for mothers at church tomorrow. I have daffodils, catkins and the cowslips are coming out around the edges of the paddock. Dog and I were looking for cowslips this morning, but I wasn't really expecting to find any this early.

Glad you are feeling a bit more positive Chicky. Flowers help, don't they? But funny how things are in the eye of the beholder. I think dog thought I was mad being delighted by cowslips this morning. He doesn't notice flowers or their perfume, but he loves unpleasant smells!


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:23

There is a lovely climbing pink rose, not a David Austin one but he sells it, called Compassion. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/compassion 

I bought one in a garden centre last year, having admired one belonging to a friend.


Posted: 04/03/2016 at 23:05

I have Constance Spry, it smells divine, but it does only flower once. It was bred by David Austin. In fact he's used it to breed some of his other roses. Here is a selection of climbers.


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