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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Favourite allotment food recipes

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 18:22

I'm going to try growing mange-tout peas this year because they are lovely in stir fries.

"My Reviews"

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 18:20

None are mine and it's 1240 now. It's a wonder we aren't all very fat, we are always eating cake!

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 14:27

Think I must have been "waffy" yesterday, Geoff said it was aging.

My first husband used to call my younger son Gruntfuttock, but I thought he invented it -I never knew what it meant.

Been to GC. Feel much better today. Bought strawberry plants, Gariguette and Mara des Bois, have Charlotte already, potatoes (Charlotte, free little bag of Amandine with them), a plant pot for the mint as the other one is cheap and ugly and going cracky, onion sets (Sturon and Red Baron) and several dahlia tubers. I don't usually dig them up and most usually survive, but this winter has been so horribly wet with snow several times that I need a back-up.

Going out to prune something now.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 09:33

Well done Flo, just make sure you wrap up warm enough. I hope people give, but the English are usually pretty generous. There are hardly any charity shops in France. I think the French think they pay their taxes and the State should pay for everything.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 09:13

My GC doesn't sell tea and cake  It's shut for lunch, very inconvenient. There is a bigger GC near Bergerac that has a cafe, but it's an hour's drive away.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 09:08

Morning all. Sky is still grey, but I feel less gloomy. Off to GC. Sounds as though quite a few of us are going.


Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:58

I gave up. It needs a lot of watering. Might have worked in England last year!

Discovery apple tree

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:56

You can prune apple trees until early March. Click on this for advice from the RHS.


Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:53

Chillies, basil, peppers and tomatoes will need warmth and light to grow properly, not frostproof.

Once the hyacinths have flowered as indoor plants you can plant them in the garden, where they will flower later in spring next year, but probably not as strongly. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 18:58

Thanks Geoff, just the encouragement I need

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