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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Best tasting early peas

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:50

I grow Kelvedon Wonder as the seeds are easy to find here in France, but they are called "Merveille de Kelvedon" and Greenshaft when I remember to buy the seeds on trips to England. I will be growing a French variety of Mangetout peas this year as well.


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:46

How cold is it where you are? I would feed them when it warms up a bit.

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:44

I've really enjoyed everyones moans I'll have to write something as I want to be updated, but I don't have any neighbours, I live in the middle of a forest! I'll just have to moan about bindweed and brambles that pop up all over the place and I can't get rid of it.


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:29

I planted a supermarket packetful in the veg garden about 8 years ago and I get flowers every year, even though it's regularly -7°-10° in the winter.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 23:22

That chap in the yellow outfit looked like he had a ferret down there!

Geoff didn't go to hospital for babies because he's only 5.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 18:38

Deano, I had a lovely asparagus bed, plenty for the freezer, but when it was about 15 years old it got bindweed which was impossible to dig out with the asparagus there, so I used a selective weedkiller that said it didn't affect asparagus. The asparagus started dying , but the bindweed didn't so when it was 18 years old I dug the whole thing up.

Had rhubarb too, easy until last year when it got a huge ants nest in it and it died.

Internet disappeared today so only just catching up.

Cooking OH his favourite loin of cod and asparagus tonight for his birthday then raspberry mousse (garden raspberries from freezer). He likes what he calls "fluffy puddings".

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 16:50

I really meant when the temperature isn't zero or below during the night, water to ice.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 09:44

Thanks Flo. Sometimes I almost feel guilty for living in such a lovely place, especially when in my heart of hearts I would really rather live in England! But I have 4 children and 6 grandchildren living in France.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 09:32

It's not unlike England but more extreme! When it's cold, it's very cold, it was down to -17° last year. When it's hot it will be over 30° on a day that is 22° in England. When it rains it can be torrential, but we don't usually get as much drizzle as England.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 09:28

Flo, I feel you're teasing me for complaining about lack of a luxury! But my birthday is in September and he always takes me out and I would have liked to take him out. He says to wait until his favourite one opens in March. It's a tourist area here and a lot is shut for the winter.

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