Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:14

Mother's Day is 29th May in France.

I do Sudoku before going to sleep. I used to read but the reading light is too bright for OH and I need it brighter than I used to. OH just drops off. When I start nodding I stop doing Sudoku and turn out the light. Can't have tea or I'm in the loo all night and tea is a stimulant. Hot chocolate works better.

May do some more pruning this afternoon.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:28

 RB

It stopped raining this afternoon so I pruned Paul's Scarlet and the Pilgrim climbing roses. I potted up some gypsophila Bristol Fairy that I bought in a packet in the GC. There were about 9 shooting roots so I put them in 3 deep pots. Potted up purple sage which had grown roots along the stems.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:44

Glad you're back punkdoc, we worry about you. I hope the threat of the solicitor works.

I've been outside pruning and potting. Thought it wouldn't be possible, but after the heavy rain the sun came out.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:32

Morning all.

I always want to phone my mother on Mother's Day but she isn't here any more. I talk to here in my mind. I am making posies for mothers at church tomorrow. I have daffodils, catkins and the cowslips are coming out around the edges of the paddock. Dog and I were looking for cowslips this morning, but I wasn't really expecting to find any this early.

Glad you are feeling a bit more positive Chicky. Flowers help, don't they? But funny how things are in the eye of the beholder. I think dog thought I was mad being delighted by cowslips this morning. He doesn't notice flowers or their perfume, but he loves unpleasant smells!

CLIMBING ROSE

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 10:23

There is a lovely climbing pink rose, not a David Austin one but he sells it, called Compassion. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/compassion 

I bought one in a garden centre last year, having admired one belonging to a friend.

CLIMBING ROSE

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 23:05

I have Constance Spry, it smells divine, but it does only flower once. It was bred by David Austin. In fact he's used it to breed some of his other roses. Here is a selection of climbers.

http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/english-roses/english-rose-climbers-light-pink-or-mid-pink

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 20:05

I've just skimmed through all this, will read it when I've more time. But just want to say 2 things.

I agree with Dove on the first page, she has said just what I would have done.

The other thing that caught my eye is that Dave Morgan said Glyphosate was banned in France. It is not banned. I bought some last week. Certain supermarkets said they wouldn't sell it but it seems to be on the shelves, the GCs and farm suppliers have it too.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 19:52

Evening all. Never said good morning. We went out to supermarket, lunched in the self service Chinese then went to the GC and I bought some plants and fertiliser. Used my voucher but spent well more. Haven't been to the GC since I bought the Christmas tree. They had peanuts for birds, first time I've seen them in France, also bought a feeder to put them in.

So sorry your husband is still having problems, Chicky. Hard not to worry when OH's aren't feeling right.

Has rained all day.

http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rain/t111035.gif

Christmas cactus

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:30

By the way, they don't like to be moved when flowering. It makes the buds drop off. I turned that one round for the photo, the sunny side flowers better and grows better. I turn it round when it has finished flowering to encourage the other side to grow. Before I did that it went lopsided.

Christmas cactus

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 09:26


 

Mine is in a stand from IKEA in front of an unused glass door in full sun. I read not to put it in direct sunlight but that is what it seems to like best. It has grown so big that I can't get it out of the framework of the stand so no more re-potting. I feed it with little fertiliser sticks and water it when I remember. It's having it's second flowering now. Here it is a year or two ago. Son gave it to me years ago when he was a child, he's now 31. Have taken cuttings over the years but they weren't in the sun, they all died eventually or I gave them away.

 

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