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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 17:11

This is the bed a bit later, poppies nearly over, lavatera Silver Cup in front from sown seedlings were very pretty later.


no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 17:05

This bed was my project 2011/2012. It had a huge gloomy conifer in it which I had help to remove (stronger, younger than me and male!), Then I dug it over, added lots of manure and compost and planted baby poppies delphiniums, perennial wallflowers, veronica, violas, pansies (bought as plug plants), sweet williams (sown in veg garden) and tulip bulbs.


no more food talk please :o(

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 21:20

In summer here in France plants and roses are nearly a month in advance but at this time of year there is nothing showing. Cyclamen well over, no sign of a bulb. They know that winter here can be very cold, but come March they will be growing like mad.

new years resolution

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 21:15

Gosh, flowering rose, do you think you'll manage all that? Why don't you just do one of them? I'd never keep it up. I could never keep tools in order like Monty's. I'm always amazed when they show his shed with all those neat rows of secateurs etc. I can't usually find mine! And I'm certainly not going to be kind to slugs and snails. I always start the New Year intending to keep the veg garden hoed and weeded, but as I prefer being in the flower garden the veg weeds tend to creep up when I'm not looking, so now I use weed supressing fabric where possible. Useless with a hoe anyway, keep hoeing up the young plants. Good luck with your plans!

calendar 2013

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 18:06

My computer said it couldn't download it.


Posted: 26/12/2012 at 17:46

It's not just pests, beans make nitrogen, but don't ask me for details. One can see little white bobbles on broad bean roots which are nitrogen so you shouldn't dig them up too soon so as to leave it in the soil.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 10:01

It can be so cold here in winter in Dordogne and the rain can come down like solid sheets but yesterday it was 14° and sunny, which was lovely with all the grandchildren here. It must be so awful for those who've been flooded.


Posted: 24/12/2012 at 09:51

I grow nasturtiums next to the broad beans to attract the blackfly, but it's not always easy to get the nasturtiums to flower early enough. Last year I sowed them too late and this year they got hit by a late frost. (The one that ruined all the flowers on the fruit trees, no cherries, apples or plums this year).

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:39

I love blue delphiniums, geraniums, forget me nots and my shrub ceanothus "Bleu de Versailles. I once has a beautiful blue penstemon, but I've forgotton it's name and it died in the winter.


Posted: 23/12/2012 at 16:16

This is a good site about companion planting

I grow french marigolds and nasturstiums in the veg garden.

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