Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 09:16

Rain woke me up in the night - again. Makes a racket on the skylight.

How it Began

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 09:10

This is the sort of thread I like, but I missed it earlier. I love seeing before and after pictures of people's gardens and your pots look lovely. I would have known petunia Night Sky as I grew it this summer too.

I have pots on my terrace as it's paving, but where it is possible to have a bed I would always choose that option. With pots there is always the risk of drying out, they need feeding and they can look fussy. Have you tried working a fork into the soil to see if it's full of rubble? If it's not too bad you can dig in compost to improve it, rotted manure too, if you can get it. Beds look more natural to me. Also I hope you live in a good neighbourhood, pots in front gardens risk getting nicked.

Memories of the past

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:56

Yes Loanna, but when I kneel to weed it's sometimes an effort to get up again! I have quite a big garden with lots of perennials and roses. It's just that horses can be unpredictable and I don't trust my body anymore.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:51

Some lovely ideas, I'm just listening and learning, but I do wish OH would shut the lid on the bin when he's used it!

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:46

Angel, ass, aquarium.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:32

Poured last night.


Posted: 23/11/2016 at 16:23

I hope your birthday is being a good one, Obelixx

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 12:17

Joyce, it had something to do with being widowed and the amount was set for everyone, then at 65 it's based on contributions and we haven't lived in France for long enough.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 09:36

Happy birthday, Obelixx. Enjoy your lunch.

Feeling very gloomy. The French pension people say that now I'm over 65 my pension will be less than it was. I've lost around 200€ a month off the English one thanks to Brexit and the exchange rate.

Memories of the past

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 08:46

I was a Scott Walker fan too.

My mother made hobby horses out of broomsticks and old socks stuffed for my sister and me which we raced around on.

Loana, I have had to stop riding recently too, arthritis, but I still have my horses, one is 22 and the other 17. My daughter may take the younger one, the other has retired, bad back, but she was a nervy difficult ride.

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