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Posted: 20/05/2015 at 06:39

Morning all, just off to the boulangerie for the bread, bit misty out there though. 

Good day to you all. 


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:25

Goodnight all, finished the i******g but did manage to watch Chelsea whilst doing it so not too bad. 

Thanks for good wishes and encouragement, very much needed at moment.

Frustration biggest problem as keep being dragged away from garden with more pressing responsibilities, but to be honest what can be more pressing than gardening.  Must remember next year to tell the Bookings. com calendar that we are full for the whole of May. 

Hope GD is OK for hols Liri, bad timing. 

Nice hat Dove, do like that colour, remember you getting a jacket last year similar - perhaps.  

Hope the weather is good for you Yvie, always seems to be kind to Verdun. 



Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:24

Hello All, 

Have had a little read back but really way too busy and stressed to spend any longer at the computer.

Clari, you are sounding very positive and upbeat about your hearing, super attitude and can only bring good things. 

Matty, safe journey home, so nice to meet you in person. 

Wish I could join you all for a trip to Chatsworth, have some very happy memories from  there, a really good bonding day out with my sister who was about 9 months pregnant at the time,her daughter is 15 now and unfortunately we no longer speak. Happy Days though., beautiful place.

Am seriously stressed here about so many tasks, just don't know where to start and can feel the garden growing up around me too. Trying to write a list in priority order so get to feel I have a bit of control. List is bit too long already though. 

Did have a nice (but busy) evening last night; family of guests arrived and wanted dinner, they forgot to book and were tired out from travelling so I sorted them out. Over dinner though the man told me of his love of gardening and the fact he had been featured on GW twice. Very knowledgeable and interesting. Beechwell House sub tropical style garden near Bristol if anyone remembers it. He is also a very talented artist as well, such a lovely family. Best thing about the B&B is all these interesting people you meet. I******g, now beckoning, not quite the best thing about B&B-ing. 

Have a good day everyone and I hope the rain stays away. 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:58

Swiss Sue - get your hands off - I have already said I want it!! 


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:42

Hello all,

Just another flying visit over a quick sandwich, been at accountants all morning 

and have chores for the next hour or so but after that I am escaping to the garden for the rest of the day, everything growing too fast, am going to curtail it all (the weeds anyway). 

Luckily the weather is nice, sunny with a gentle breeze. 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:36

Just a couple of snaps of the flowers yesterday, they were all so lovely, camera really can't do justice to the beautiful garden and fabulous setting too.





Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:43

Super day at BL's what a garden! Great to meet Matty too.  Went onto to see another garden nearby in same scheme, also lovely, 3 fish ponds!

Late afternoon picked up bacon & sausage order from local farm for B&B and on way home spotted a lovely shop (Vintage Collections) I have been following on the internet, didn't realise it was so close. Popped my head in to have a peek and the very welcoming owners insisted I have a glass of wine with them on the terrace, surely can only happen in France.  Got my eye on a fabulous wrought iron swinging seat now, just need to persuade OH we can't live without it. 

Hopefully pics will be ready to upload tomorrow of BL's garden. 

Hosta I do hope you don't waste away all on your own all week. 

BL, enjoy a good rest, well done for today, super. 

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:26

I was at BL's for a good few hours and the garden was looking absolutely glorious and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Took some pics will try & get them on later, really, really lovely day. Well done Lizzie and was great to meet Mattie too who has been very supportive I know. 


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:28

Good morning all,

Had a very hectic week looking after guests but last lot have gone this morning and nobody coming until Monday now so have a free day, was very good and cleaned whole house yesterday and did all the i*****g so just one little load to deal with today. 

Am just baking cakes to take to Bizzie Lizzies Open Garden Day, hoping to help there where I can but think I will just end up admiring the garden and the plants all day, it was beautiful when I last saw it at the end of last summer, am sure it will be glorious today. 

Verdun, like you a few weeks ago I had a lot of bare patches I was twitching about but now more or less all getting covered as plants are growing, hopefully my patience has paid off, not a natural trait for me. 

See you all later, have a good Sunday all, I will post some pics on BL page later too. 

PS, my rose in the new rose garden has flowered for the first time this week and it is beautiful, pic doesn't do it justice but I am very happy with it.


Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 08:13

Good Morning Lizzie, garden looks great and weather forecast is good.

I have a dozen Lemon and Raspberry Cupcakes waiting to be iced right now and I will be along as soon as possible, hopefully be there by 11am.


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Discussions started by Dordogne Damsel

Anyone know what this is?

Thought was lovely plant but now it looks like a buttercup:( 
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Plant ID's

More surprises for me - good or bad?? 
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What kind? 
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Weeds ?

Growing from my compost 
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Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Look very healthy but any good? 
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Unidentified seedlings

You will have to be an expert to get these!  
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Any idea what this is?

I thought maybe Foxglove... 
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Damp Shady Area

Looking for some plants for a damp corner. 
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Children & Gardening

School Gardening Club 
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Small pond

Is it worth the effort? 
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More weeds I think??

Any ideas anyone... 
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Purple Tree?

Lovely but in need of TLC 
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White Powder

Any idea what it might be? 
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Another ID too

Cabbage in container? 
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ID please

Row of these peeping through 
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