Busy-Lizzie


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Lysimachia Clethroides

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:19


I have it too and it behaves as obelixx says. I dug in compost and manure when I planted it. It can be very hot and dry in summer in Dordogne, but I water the bed every week. Mine is in this bed.

gallery of shame

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:11

The claw hole was small and in the side not at the bottom, so pond was half full. Fish were 8 years old when they went, maybe it was old age.


Thought you might like to see the passage from the front door to the dining room. Not really garden mess, except there are about 4 boxes of past it's sell by date grass seed. Luckily there is another door to the dining room via the kitchen. Not my fault, whoever designed this house didn't build enough cupboards. There is dust and cobwebs but they don't show in the photo.

gallery of shame

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 22:02

I'm not sure, one day they just disappeared, may have been a heron - happened to a neighbour.

gallery of shame

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 21:54

Oh Nut, what a lovely surprise! We just need Dove to join now.


I'm really flattered, PP has remembered my ex pond. Before and after pics here, think I only posted the after one before to show the state it's got into. I'm a bit scared of creepy crawly things in ponds and friend's lab put claws into the liner when she thought she'd go for a swim. The one with the water is before, I never know what order they will arrive in.


 

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 18:34

We went to the birthday lunch, outside, lovely views. Most of the guests were French but the birthday girl (27, again) is English. Lots of food.


Tigger had a shower, hosepipe from kitchen with a spray head on it. He hates being carried and I'm no longer strong enough. Nice lather of doggie shampoo and he was amazingly good in a resigned sort of way, but I know he wasn't really enjoying it. He liked the towelling bit and bore patiently the brushing. Doesn't like being brushed.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 18:15

Thank you obelixx, I'll have a look at them too.


What a lovely colourful front garden you have, Victoria Sponge.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 09:17

Thank you Chicky, that's great. I've copied and pasted the link onto an email to myself so I can order them when we are in Norfolk the end of this month. I will need more plants flowering in July and August for my Open Garden next year. Must plant more Dahlias too.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 09:02

I rarely use the quote facility. Easier to copy and paste and put in italics.


obelixx said "Some good ideas and nice to see "designers" using metal builders' mesh as trellis too.   I've been doing it for years."  I had never thought of that, such a good idea and easier than wood trellis for clematis leaves to wind around.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2016 at 08:54

Morning all.


There were fireworks in the village last night so old Tigger was terrified as usual and decided he'd sleep in his old bedroom, the entrance hall. Recently, since the weather warmed up he has preferred to sleep in the stable, as his back legs have got very wobbly and he doesn't like the tiled floor. The stable has non slip rubber mats. So I put a bed in the stable. Another reason is he likes to go to the loo in the night now he's old. He's a Border Collie.


Anyway, I heard him yelp early this morning and came down to find the most frightful mess. He'd been incontinent and slipped on the tiles (I've put bits of carpet down to help him) and got stuck in the passageway on his tummy with his legs out sideways. It took nearly an hour to get him outside (put a towel under his tummy to pull him up) and clean up the mess. He's still fast asleep but I need to give him a bath. Then I'll need a bath.


We are going to a friend's birthday lunch party, hope we aren't late.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:33

Thank you Joyce.
And thank you, Chicky. Everytime I have been in England I've searched for the seeds. Found 1 packet, Isotoma, sowed them, 8 came up but then they turned into deep blue Lobelia! Strange because they weren't the same as the other Lobelia that I sowed! I had a plant a couple of years ago that I bought in a pot when we went by car instead of plane and it did brilliantly, so I've wanted them ever since.

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