Busy-Lizzie


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Greenhouse Heaters

Posted: Yesterday at 08:44

For some years I had a paraffin heater with 2 chimneys. There was no electricity to the GH. It wasn't really big enough for my GH but it kept the frost out. It was a bit of a fiddle as it's roof part kept wanting to fall off it and you had to make sure there was enough paraffin and the wick was OK. Then one morning the GH was black with soot. Something had gone wrong with the heater and I couldn't get it working properly again. Not easy to clean it all up.

Then I met 2nd OH and he fixed up electricity from the garage to the GH and gave me his old electric heater. It's so clean and easy. It's not very big and I don't know if it's still on the market. It isn't powerful enough to make the GH warm when it's below zero but it keeps it at 2 - 3° on freezing nights.

I hope that helps, maybe someone else will be able to help with brands.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:34

There I am saying "we" and "sticking together" when I live in France! But I never wanted to leave England in the first place and now it's so complicated to move back after nearly 30 years.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:32

Morning all. Must get on tidying for the BBQ and preparing food, marinades for meat, salads, a pud (others are making other puds).

Had to buy a new phone because of the storm, now it needs information and answer machine recording put into it. Instruction booklet is in French, I speak French quite well, but French and technical is hard.

Was glad to see the news this morning. But I hope all the division hasn't caused problems for us in the rest of the World. The UK is so small we really need to stick together.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:21

There was another storm this afternoon and my Border Collie is a quivering wreck in storms. But instead of hiding under the stairs as usual he disappeared outside. We spent a lot of the afternoon looking for him. He reappeared when the sun was shining again, looking sheepish and asking for lunch!

Sounds painful, Lesley.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:10

I haven't looked here for ages, what a moving thread this is. It's hard when parents get old, scares me that one day I'll be old, wonder what my children will put up with.

Went to a friend's husband's funeral on Monday and going to another friend's husband's funeral tomorrow.

Mystery rose

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:54

I was going to say Papa Meilland, before I saw pansyface's answer.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:52

They are lovely rudbeckias VS, I especially like the orange ones.

David, your garden goes on and on! Is it very big to have so many plants?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:43

Still storming and raining. Have done the shopping for the BBQ, wanted to sweep the terrace, too wet. Hope it doesn't rain on Saturday. The garden did need it though, no rain for nearly 2 weeks.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:21

Morning all.

Huge storm early this morning. The portable telephone isn't working, will have to get a new one. The ones that just plug in the phone sockets are OK.

Doing a charity BBQ on Saturday must go shopping for it today. OH has just done a lot of hoovering  In case we have to eat inside if it rains, hope it's fine, makes it so much easier. About 36 people.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 23:34

Thank you everyone for my birthday wishes yesterday, and on the birthday thread. Perhaps someone mistook BL for RB!

Spent a lot of the day today with son and baby grandson. Son bought me lots of tulips for my birthday. We went to the GC.

DD, people complain that there are harvest mites which bite when you walk on grass, called "aotats" here. They don't affect everyone, I think you have to be allergic to them.

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