Busy-Lizzie


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 22:36

Cold, wet and windy in Dordogne too.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 17:14

We went to the supermarket and now OH has gone to choir practice.


Our weather has been the same as Dove's, a cold and gusty wind and bursts of rain.

Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 09:54

This is my Salvia "Blauhugel" a couple of years ago in June. I posted a link above because I wasn't at home, but now I'm back and have access to my photos.


 Although it looks rather tatty now, November, after a few frosts, there are still flowers on it. I've had it for years, can't remember when I bought it. But it is only about 12 -18" tall.


I've had Wendy's Wish which was great but they didn't survive the winter, then Love and Wishes which have been disappointing this summer. I expect Ember's Wish is the same family.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:38

Hello Fairygirl, good to see you back. What has happened to your hand? Apart from Trump, I hope you are OK.

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 08:27

Morning all, at least I hope it is after the news from the USA! It's blowing a gale and tipping with rain here, maybe the weather is celebrating Trump.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 17:42

Evening all, we are back in France. It was dark at 6.15pm, now 6.40pm. When we left almost 2 weeks ago it was light up to 7.30pm. Clocks changed while we were in Norfolk.


I was by a window in the plane and the forests of Dordogne as we approached Bergerac airport still looked pretty green. As we drove home individual trees were changing colour but a lot are oaks and Robinia and they are still mostly green. I think autumn colours in England are ahead of SW France.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 15:59

Given the heavy rain and the fact you need to stay fit for the painting I think you have every excuse to take a taxi!

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Best Salvias to grow?

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 12:22

Salvia Blauhugel flowers all summer, bees love it, but it may not be tall enough for you.


http://www.bethchatto.co.uk/s-z/salvia/salvia-x-sylvestris-blauhugel.htm 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:21

Morning all, sun is shining.


Going back to France tomorrow. Just seen the weather forecast, cold, rain and wind from Wednesday.


We were going out for our last meal, but have lamb and veg over from yesterday so may go for a lunchtime drink instead.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 07/11/2016 at 10:12

I'm glad Daisy got through too. Couldn't understand why she has been in the dance off twice running.


I thought Laura looked a bit wooden, usually Ore is the better dancer. But Greg isn't as good as either of them, although he was better this week. Ed should have gone though, but this week he was light on his feet.


I really liked Danny and Louise. Like Obelixx, I can't warm to Claudia either - but her footwork is good.

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