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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 10:06

I've found an anemone called Annabella Rose. The RHS says the only nursery supplying it is near Loch Ness, but they do mail order. But I think Hydrangea Annabelle looks lovely. 


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 09:55

Morning all.

I hope things work out for everyone waiting for something. When 2 of my childrens' bags were stolen from my car they were eventually found in a wood and the Police sent them to our village Mairie. Money was gone but all keys and papers were still there, but too late - we'd got replacements.

Really must get on with some HW today. Then put the tree up. But need to get logs in before I clean sitting room. Still raining and it means pushing wet wheelbarrow across tiled floor so I'll have to wash floor afterwards.

Local carol service tonight then meal in village restaurant.

Preposterous question....

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:27

That orange cake recipe that Edd sent from Tom Kerridge is a Spanish recipe that I've made several times in the last three years. We had it for a Spanish evening in the village hall. Great thing about it is there is no fat (as such) or flour, mostly oranges, eggs and ground almonds. But it's not Tom's recipe as that page says.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:13

What a lovely Christmas present, Matty

What a rotten thing to happen to your daughter, Susan. Two of my childrens' bags were stolen from my car a few years ago when we were on holiday. They broke the lock of my car too. Spent so long in the police station that the hotel had re-allocated our rooms, although I warned them. The whole thing was a horrible shock.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:04

What lovely cats you all have. My Alexa was a rescue cat too. She can still be a bit nervous.


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:06

Morning all. Love to Matty if she looks in.

Going to a meeting this morning, haven't time to chat.

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:04


He's lovely Tootles. Haven't seen this thread before. What a difference from all the threads about people complaining about cats. Here is my Alexa, but I wish she'd keep out of my pots!



Posted: 18/12/2014 at 07:58

I buy inexpensive wellies from the local supermarket (Dordogne, France). I put insoles in them which cushions them, stops them getting smelly (charcoal) and makes them a lot warmer to wear. They last 5 or 6 years (boots not insoles). One year my OH wanted to get me a good pair when we were in England. Can't remember the make though, but they were about 6 times the price of my supermarket ones. They lasted 1 season and then split along the top of the toes. 

I need proper waterproof wellies that you can rinse under a tap as I have the field shelter to muck out for 4 horses. I also use them for walking my dog in winter, the paths in the woods can get very wet.

My feet are the opposite of Dove's - large and flat and I have slim calves.

Plant ID's please

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 23:11


I wondered if no. 2 could be betony (Stachys officinalis). I have some in my garden and the leaves are like that.

Could No.3 be a Michaelmas Daisy or even a campanula persicifolia? Two very different plants I know but leaves can be similar and it's hard to tell at the end of the growing season.

I would agree with 5 being a mallow. The ones after that are too out of focus.


Wild Flower Identification Needed.

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:01


Alliums are not so dense and have bobbles on the end.

This is a burdock. But the photos may turn up in the wrong order, they often do when I post photos.

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