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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

MOB rants

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:02

Greentooth, I grew lots of Busy-Lizzies last year of the Walleriana sort and they were fine.

I rode and was lucky enough to have a pony when young. Then I sold it to train as a nurse in London, then I married and had 4 children. My husband didn't like horses very much. I didn't ride again until my second daughter wanted to ride and we were given a rescue horse. Now, years later I have 2 Lusitano mares, one unrideable, one lovely. As I live in SW France I am lucky in that there is so much more spare land than in England. That's not a rant, just a reply to Fairygirl on the previous page.

Our NGS Open Day 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:46

Your garden is beautiful Pam, wish I could come but we are in England the 2nd half of June. Does anyone else in South of England have a garden open then? We use the Dieppe Newhaven ferry.

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:38

Nutcutlet does sound like an endearment. I like GG's photo with her cute dogs, it suits her name. I hope you don't think, Verdun, that I thought it was you who caused the upset. I read it all and thought you were the innocent wronged party.

Forum names

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:28

I thought Figrat was a woman, caught a glance of her in her garden with a mirror in it on another thread. Thought Fiona, then Flo thought that too, while I was still reading.

I'm Busy-Lizzie because I'm Liz and there is always so much to do in the garden and I never seem to have time to get round to doing it all! Shame Busy-Lizzies have got stricken by a fungus - but mine were fine last year.

I thought Verdun was Christopher then another Christopher came along with a different spelling and he changed his name and other Christopher disappeared having caused an upset.

My avatar is violas last spring, changed it for spring - then spring kept not turning up!


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:05

I would prune as well, just got two climbers left to do, but they are horrid and prickly, so did the others first. Spring is late so they'll think it's normal to prune them now.

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 19:00

Hello all, been out all day. Bit of a nuisance really as weather was nice and I could have been doing things in the garden. Lunch with friends was nice, committee meeting went on a bit.

Had email this morning to say my plug plants have been dispatched and should arrive tomorrow. Rain forecast tomorrow so good day to be potting up in the GH. Tomatoes and ageratums ready to pot on. New French Marigolds overtaking the pathetic first sowing. Perhaps they were duff seeds.

Bunny, that cake mustn't put you off sending cake photos. It was a special cake for son's wedding and took ages. Most of my cakes, when I can be bothered to make them, are a bit hit and miss. Sorry about the deer. Must have been a shock. Same problem here, they just rush out so fast, wild boar, foxes and badgers too. I hit a badger once, first one I'd ever seen. I didn't know they could run so fast, it was like it was trying to commit suicide.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 20:40

I hope I'm not getting it, Dove. Aching, gritty eyes, runny nose, uncomfortable throat.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 20:38

Thank you everyone for being so nice about my cake. Going to have a bath and an early night, feeling a bit below par.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 18:36

Bjay, my daughter wanted chocolate and my French son-in-law wanted English trad. fruit cake! So I did one of each next to each other, only one tier, decorated with red roses.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 18:33

Maud, the font size has been tiny for a few days now. If you press Control + the font gets bigger and Control - smaller and Ctrl 0 back to how it was. There is a technical fault. I'm not getting emails to tell me when people have responded to posts either and today it wouldn't upload a photo. And it won't let me look at "my posts", just a squashed tomato.

I love carrot cake. Each to his own!

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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Gardens we have visited 2013

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no emails as well as small text

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Cleaning greenhouses

What product to clean greenhouse 
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Rose pruning and frost

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why do everyones reviews say they've reviewed 1237 plants 
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Why did you all start gardening?

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