Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Then and Now

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 22:27

What a lovely area you live in, Raisingirl.

Then and Now

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 12:06

Love this sort of thread, been following Slum's garden thread. Lovely transformations.

Here are some of my garden from a bedroom window. My garden was started in 1991, it had been a farmyard and was full of long grass, brambles and nettles. We had to add some topsoil. Behind the walls the earth is quite deep, but the lawns don't have much topsoil in places. It is in Dordogne, France.

First one is in 1991, then all in May, 1994, 2004, 2016.

I have others of different beds as they were made. Not all the garden is shown in those photos.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 09:14

Morning all.

Raining. I shall do the ironing while watching Bake-Off, which OH recorded for me.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 22:34

Cute skink, didn't know reptiles were motherly.

Lovely autumn gardens, each one has it's own character.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 22:22

I don't think the right one went home either.

In the French version they have 2 paddles, for technique and artistic impression, but I think the whole thing is a lower standard.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 22:17

Crikey, I wouldn't be able to remember all that! Think we used instinct.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 18:48

Was having brekkies this morning when son 2 rang to remind me I had promised to babysit today. I'd completely forgotten! Thank God he rang. I mentioned it earlier just before dashing out. They were going out to a posh lunch given by a couple of gay French men who own a chateau who didn't want the children to come, so they only took the baby. Have been cooking, stuffed sweet peppers, since I got home.

Dacha, 27 is the age that most retired ladies are on here. We aren't getting older any more.  We thought it sounded a nice age.

Last edited: 01 October 2017 18:51:00

Hardening off question

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 09:04

I leave mine out just a few days before planting out. In an open cold frame, so that if the night is cold I can shut the lid. But they are pretty hardy.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 09:02

Hey - not yet, still quite a bit of autumn and it's wonderful colours.

Morning all. Off to babysit for son 2's little boys.

Desert Island Gardening Tools

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 17:59

What we really need is a lovely sailing ship with beds and stocked up with provisions, at that rate!

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We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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