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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Toscana Strawberries

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:13

Mine are getting pretty deep pink flowers now. I would feel pretty cross about your order, and they took a long time to send them.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 00:14

The Rozannes in France are more purple than blue, without much of a white middle. I wonder why they should be different here?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 00:08

Yes, especially lonely on winter evenings, but I'm fine now.

I tried enlarging the picture as John said, and it worked. Looks as though there is a lovely new bed to plant.

Gorgeous tree peonies, incredible centres.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 23:45

John, your garden is looking really lovely, but I'm sure you can see that yourself! The reviews thing has been wrong for a few months now.

Birdy, my husband died 15 years ago, the first year I couldn't deal with the garden as he wasn't there to see it, then I changed my mind and started doing it for him too. I was still fairly young and have met another lovely man and we do it together.

Salino, yes, lovely though it is here, I did want to go back to England. It wasn't my choice to leave in the first place, I love England and the people. But my 4 children and 6 grandchildren are here. I wouldn't have been able to sell my house here anyway as, under French law, it partly belongs to the children and they didn't want to sell it.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 19:24

Looks really pro Fairygirl.

No gardening today. Poured. Again. Cold.

Moving tomatoes outside

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:54

As soon as you are fairly sure there won't be a frost you can put them out to harden off. You can always bring them in again at night if it looks like being very cold.Then you can plant them out about a week later. Normally, by now tomatoes can be planted out, but it's been a cold wet spring.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:51

Sorry, I was only meant to say my favourite and I haven't even mentioned it and that is bluebell.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:47

I love delphiniums too, chicky. I love my deciduous ceanothus, Gloire de Versailles. I have ageratum, Blue mink, grown from seed, blue irises and I'm waiting for my anchusa to come out - it's in bud. I have green, and gold leaved caryopteris for later in the year. A beautiful clear blue clematis has come out, but I've forgotten what it is. My Multi-blue, which is flowering, is more purpley.


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 18:15

It's a wonderful thing she's doing and for a very good cause. I expect she'll be fine, it'll be motivating with a sense of achievement when she's finished, even if she's exhausted and needs a little time and bed to recuperate afterwards.

Polycarbonate/Glass Greenhouse

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 12:38

If buying a GH again, I would probably go for toughened glass even if it's expensive. I had glass when we lived in Kent, the odd pane broke for various reasons, but here, in Dordogne I bought polycarbonate as I have horses in a stony paddock next door and they gallop about. Also, it was mail order and it was much lighter than glass so postage was cheaper. It's double polycarbonate so slightly warmer. But one wall pane did blow out a couple of times in gales and got trodden on by horse in paddock. We've repaired it with sticky tape and taped it in as well as using the clips and it's stayed put so far. But in the 8 years I've had it it has gone a bit yellow, but still light enough.

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