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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:34

I moved to France in 1985, I wish there had been a forum then, was very lonely at first. I love being able to chat to people in England and I love my garden, which will open for the new French open gardens scheme for the first time this year.

I have met people through the forum, including Dordogne Damsel above, all lovely.

My laptop sits on the kitchen table so easy to read the forum and type a few words when I stop for a coffee. I'm retired, ex-nurse, mother of 4, bred Jersey cows, have horses, dog, big garden and many other things going on, past and present in my life.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:13

Thank you all for your support. Feel slightly nervous in case there are incidents but I think it's lovely the way the French all want to get together to support freedom.

aliminium greenhouse

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 17:14

Thank you will6. I have polycarbonate and one blew out in gales some time ago, Fixed it with waterproof tape but it's a bit ugly. Now I'll know next time.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:23

Thank you Mrs G. Worries me a bit that terrorists will target the crowds of people in the demonstrations.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:15

Was going to reply when I started reading this, but Susan Porter and Obelix have already said all I was going to say! (on previous page)


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:07

Been out to lunch with best friend and her French husband. Tomorrow we are going together to local town to demonstrate for freedom of speech after the Charlie Hebdo shootings. There will be similar all over France.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:50

Good luck for Tuesday Matty. xx


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:03

I hope you are OK s g lily, sounds painful.

Have a good day tomorrow Dove.

Plumber came back to see boiler was OK. Says boiler is antiquated and I would save heating bills if I got a new one. But it will be expensive

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:49

Plants, variety and price, good selection of roses and shrubs - all in good condition and well labelled with name and price. Useful gardening equipment and accessories. Decent, clean loo with hot water and paper towels, coffee shop. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Good range of seeds, bulbs, tubers (in season) etc. Most English GCs I've been to are like that.

The GC near where I live in Dordogne is almost the opposite.  No coffee shop, disgusting loo, plants often in poor condition. They don't even sell runner bean seeds or perpetual spinach and only 2 varieties of broad bean. They are having sales at the moment but only the nastiest cheapest looking stuff is in the sale. Sale plants are usually half dead or annuals at the end of the season.

But I still go to it at least once or twice a month. You live in hope!


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:52


I was looking for some of those but Dove has found them so quickly! I remember Wintersong's photo, looked young and pretty with dark hair. Some time ago there was a thread with some pics on it of forum members. Some people are shy about putting them on a public forum.

I think I've posted this photo before.


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