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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

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.


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:14

Yes, photos please.


Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:40

Cold and damp here too. Rain forecast today. Going to do some ironing. Going into Périgueux this afternoon.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 10:35

Hello, gardeningfantic. I have about an acre of garden, but it's hard to tell as it's all round the house and some is grass, shrubs and trees. But I have about 8 acres of rather poor grazing in paddocks - but nice because it's full of wild flowers - and a lot of wild woodland. Deer, wild boar, stone marten, red squirrel, badgers, foxes, hares, and European grey dormice live in the woods.

My first OH (died) had the pillars built when we moved here as we had similar when we lived in Kent with roses growing up them. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:57

I grew 3 from seed 6 years ago. I gave one to a friend who moved house and didn't take it, she said it had got quite big. Mine died! The other went to my daughter who has just told me it has it's first (and only) flower! Hoping for more next year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:33

Sorry Gilly. Yes Fairygirl, I never understand why that should be.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 19:50

Evening all. Not much gardening done in last two days. Too much rain. Rain forecast for next two days too. Outdoor tomatoes look miserable, French beans static. Beetroot and spinach not germinating. Gardener (me) has arthritis in hands and knee, tendonitis in right elbow (too much weeding) and dental appt. on Saturday, depressed.


Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:59

My children wrote on slate with chalk at school! And that is really true, it was primary school in SW France.

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:56

Beautiful and the picture really did enlarge.

 Here's my clematis "Multi Blue".

Plant ID please

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 15:48

Is there a chance the top photo could be this? Campanula Persicfolia. Hard to tell upside down!

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