Busy-Lizzie


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Resurrected Eight

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 18:09

Bare root roses are planted when they are dormant in the winter months, but if they have been grown in a pot you can plant them anytime. B3 they won't have made much root growth yet so treat them as bare root and plant them in their permanent homes as soon as possible.


Did some pruning and weeding this afternoon and scattered a couple of old packet of poppy seeds into the borders. Don't suppose it will work, never have much luck with poppies.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 13:16

I hope your Harry cat recovers well, Topbird.


Spent ages this morning trying to get the Car Hire people on the phone. They'd changed the airport from Stansted to Luton, but not Thursday to Saturday. I hope it's OK when we get there.


Log/handy man has come to bash in poles for the summer paddock fence that got damaged in the wind. When I went to have a look I noticed that a lot of the roof of the horses' summer shelter has blown off. Yet another expense. Have just been out to buy more fence posts. While we were out we noticed that an old garden centre that had closed down some time ago has reopened  I bought an Eden rose and a Ceanothus and some glyphosate, before it all disappears. Daughter 1 gave me an Eden rose and it's doing really badly. Thought I'd put this one in a different place and if it does OK I can tell her it's the one she gave me and I moved it. Is that a sin? The one she gave me was 34€ from the big GC, Jardiland. This one was only 12€.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 09:48

Morning all.


Hire car people had got the booking wrong, they changed the airport but not the date. Has taken ages trying to get hold of them.


Odd job man has come to put in new fence posts in the summer paddock. I went up there with him to discuss it and saw that a lot of the roof of the horses' summer shelter had blown off.


Going off to get some milk and more fence posts.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 23:02

I thought I was old fashioned but people here like what I like! I don't like the modern Sherlock either, too confusing for my elderly brain


One thing I'm enjoying is MU's style of writing, makes me laugh  So does RB.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 22:50

That's coming on really well, Wonky.


OH has left the tree for the moment. Odd job man says he's coming to mend fences tomorrow and he'll have a look at the tyre. But OH pumped it up and it hasn't gone down yet, fingers crossed. The bottom half of the tree is still there, just leaning a bit. It's in a wilder shrubbery sort of area in front of a paddock. I'll probably leave it there, the tree was huge and there are others there too.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 19:52

Thanks Dove and Lily.


Runny has been on the Resurrected thread. Her OH hasn't been well.

Brambles and bindweed

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 19:39

That was an interesting post Iain.


They are stopping the sale of glyphosate in France and my local hypermarket now has it in a locked cupboard. But they have started selling pelargonic acid weed killer. I bought a bottle, I wonder if it will work.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 19:26

I'll be able to watch The Replacement after all as we have catch up TV in the cottage

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 19:25

Yuk, I could never eat a scabby kids head no matter how hungry I was


I hope OH is feeling better RB.


Our flight Bergerac/Stansted has been cancelled so not going to Norfolk tomorrow. But clever old OH had already booked another one from Bordeaux just in case. So we are going after all! But on Saturday. Now I'll have a bit more time to prune another rose and do some fossicking.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 19:19

Our flight has been cancelled because of the strike. But all is not lost because OH booked another flight  from Bordeaux on Saturday morning, back on Friday evening. Changing the hire car was more expensive as he'd booked the one from Stanstead on a January special offer and there was a cancellation fee. But at least we are going! House sitter gets back on Saturday and can stay a day later so that's OK too.

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