Busy-Lizzie


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My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:23

I never iron undies, what a thought! But I do like the feel of ironed sheets.


Imitation marble, Chloe, kitchen work surface, fake

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:04

And the washing basket in the background contains the waiting ironing!

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:02

The dark ones are dahlias. The ones in front are a small sort of antirrhinum with rather open flowers, grown from seed, but forgotten the name. The salpiglossis are outside, don't know much about them, but sown in the GH. The white ones, you guessed, are Ammi.

My flowers ..

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 20:07

My first crop from my cut flower bed.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 09:56

Morning all.


But Hosta, it might have been fun zapping a water pistol at it! Good of her to give you permission. She can't do it if she's out and dog might have improved


Granddaughters are in fancy dress today, blue princesses.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:56

We have wild harebells, small and delicate, along the edge of the forest. There was a wild red helleborine early June. There are wild orchids in the paddock in Spring and lots of cowslips.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:52

I'm at son's, just into Burgandy. Granddaughter was 2 today. Enjoyed her pressies and chocolate cake. We've just been watching the village fireworks for Bastille Day, tomorrow, in the garden, through a gap in the trees. The roads were busy and full of lorries because it's a bank hol tomorrow.

work in progress

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:20

I live in France and I buy the weed suppressant fabric in rolls in the supermarket garden section or the DIY place or the Garden Centre (which is the most expensive!) Weeds grow like mad here, especially when there is heavy rain followed by hot weather. But it is a fiddle doing the planting. I cut crosses in it for onion sets. Weeds still manage to grow in the gaps though!


I remove the fabric in the winter to dig in the manure and prepare the ground. I replace it before planting, but in different places to rotate the crops. The fabric lasts about 3 years, then it gets too tatty and frayed. Fraying is the most awkward thing about it.

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work in progress

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:25

Look good Baz n Hels.


I'm not growing potatoes this year, I've cut down on the veg as the flower garden takes so much time now I open it twice a year for Charity. But I have broad beans, runner beans, onions, cabbages, lettuces, courgettes, cucumbers, mange tout peas, herbs, soft fruit, tomatoes and sweet peppers.


It is a bit messy, not tidy like yours!

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 22:17

Done lots of watering, done ironing, typed up minutes from meeting. Going to stay with son tomorrow. He has Internet, well, he did last time I stayed. Taking laptop. Smallest granddaughter's 2nd birthday. They live 5 hours drive away. OH is staying at home to look after animals and garden. Back Saturday.

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