Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Country cottage garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 11:26

For Your Eyes Only?

It's looking really good, Slum.

The effect of Brexit on your garden

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 09:19

I don't really care much for swedes and turnips. I live in SW France so most veg here is from France. But when I lived in England I grew masses of runner beans, lettuces, spinach, broad beans, peas, purple sprouting broccoli - all of which struggle in the heat here and need lots of watering. In England I had a greenhouse and there was no problem with growing tomatoes. I grew courgettes in England too.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 26/08/2017 at 09:05

Sympathy and hugs from me too for Wonky and her lovely hub.

Morning all.

Lovely day so far, must muck out the field shelter before it gets too hot.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 13:54

I don't know who they are either. Rarely watch it as I don't care for Greg and John. Greg always looks sweaty and John shovels food into his mouth.

I don't believe you, Hosta

We had lunch at the Wok place after the supermarket, won't have to cook tonight. Feel sleepy now.

Not sure I want to know what "The President" is up to either - hardly likely to be good news. Was shocked to read how much the French presidents spend on make-up and hair, Hollande must be incredibly vain and he's anything but handsome. I thought Macron spent a lot, £24,000 in his first 3 months, but it's the least a President has spent for some time. It's salary of makeup person included.

Last edited: 25 August 2017 13:55:49

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 10:26

Morning all.
Big storm and lots of rain in the night  Garden needed watering.
Horses are fine this morning.

Not a bank holiday here.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 17:11

GWRS, I used to ride Hannah, the dark one, she was a nervous ride but she enjoyed dressage. The sand school was safer than the monsters in the forest, so she thought, and she's a show off! She's retired. The younger grey mare is my daughter's. I don't ride any more.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 13:30

Here he is, the one in front. That will be the last photo, they always arrive in reverse order. Middle photo is just him, bit skinny, he is quite old. First pic is of the two girls. They are all wearing fly nets to keep the flies out of their eyes, but they can see through them.

Hannah and Radia were very excited and flirty at first but Dee Dee ignored them. It's all settled down now.

Rose identification help please

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 09:45


It's a herbaceous peony. I have found that peonies need time to get settled before flowering. But when they do the plant can live up to 50 years.

Red hot pokers

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 09:40

Some plants flower in the first season and others don't.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 24/08/2017 at 09:38

Morning all.

Deer have predators here, men, the local Chasse (hunt), the season will be starting soon and they will be crashing about in the woods, making it difficult for anyone who wants to go for a Sunday walk or horse ride.

New horse is coming today to keep my Hannah company when daughter's horse goes. He's 26 but young at heart.

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