Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:09

Glad OH is brighter Joyce, should be a good sign. More hugs.


I've been in the strawberry bed today. Bindweed had come under the paddock fence in the winter, been a real job digging it up but I bet I haven't got it all. Luckily most of the strawberry plants survived the winter.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:03
David K says:

Your very kind, GD, but I'm certain there are much better gardeners and gardens on this forum....for me Busy Lizzies's is amazing, especially as she maintains it herself with minimal support.


During my very long gardening life I've specialised (to show standard) in just roses & sweet peas, although my true interest is in growing fruit & vegetables.


Perhaps where I come to be where I am with gardening is for another thread.


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 Hello David. Thank you for that. Your sweet peas are lovely and because of you I started trying to grow them again in Dordogne. Sometimes it's just too hot for them in summer and they finish earlier than they used to in England.


I grow mine in the veg garden too, but OH has moved their trellis to behind GH where it's a bit shadier at midday.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:49

David, I'm a bit behind with your SP thread, as I wasn't getting notifications I've lost track and my Sweet Peas are now planted out on their trellis. Sorry  I'll go and look for it.


PP that clemmie is Crystal Fountain. I only planted it last year, bought it in England. Wanted it for ages but couldn't find it in France. Glad you like them. I have more, but they aren't out yet.


GD, I am the main gardener, OH is the under gardener, he mows the lawns and does DIY. It does get hot in July and August, in the 30s, but there are thunderstorms and I do water. But I water the pots much more often than the garden. We have underground rivers in this area as there is limestone rock and caves. Last year there was a general Dordogne hosepipe ban but my local water board said there was plenty just here. The Maire said I could always water my vegetables.


We've just had a very wet winter and a wet spring.

Last edited: 17 May 2016 18:50:01

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 11:00

Mynx, I live in Dordogne, France.

Forum changes now live

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:30

I just posted on several threads and now notifications have come back from them!  Hurray!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:24

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:21


Lovely to see the bigger picture of your garden David.


Roses and clematis are coming out now.

Unusual Planters

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:10

I wanted a big pot when I was short of funds so I used an old dustbin and painted it to look like stone, mottled beige to match the walls of my house.

Plant id please

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:05

She was probably afraid you were going to cut off her bit.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 10:02

We've had rain and wind since my last post but the last 2 or 3 days have been pleasant, sun and cloud, temperatures in the teens, cooler that usual for Dordogne in May.

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