Busy-Lizzie


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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 09:01

Morning all.


My plug plants should be arriving tomorrow, according to the email I've just had.


My new car, red Megane Estate, has arrived at the garage.  Just waiting for the bank to do it's bit. My lovely Mum left me the money in her will when she died 5 years ago, but my old car wasn't ready to go then.


What was said last night. We may be virtual friends on here and come and go, but there are real people behind the posts. I have met real people from this forum, all lovely, and made one real and lasting friend a few years ago who we are going to stay with in May and visit the Malvern Spring Show. I hope SG Lily is OK, she's been posting here for a few years. I wonder what happened to KEF? Nice that Orchid Lady popped back recently.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 08:37

Morning all.


Is bee keeping in England as full of rules, regulations and papers to fill in as it is in France? I'm just letting my wild bees under the wheelbarrow in the wood get on with it in peace. I wonder if they will eat the 4 honeycombs?


Today I will be putting back the permeable weed suppressant fabric in the veg garden and planting broad beans and onion sets.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 22:14

Saw your post last night, Hazel. I’m glad mine brought back happy memories.


I hope SG Lily is OK.


Internet is so slow I can’t really join in chat any more. But there’s a lot to do outside.


Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 22:04

Monkman was a gracious loser, smiled a lot. I wanted him to win too, mean his team. I knew a few questions, more in the previous heat. I'm no good when it's all maths and physics but that's when OH does well. This final had art, history and botany so it wasn't too bad.


I've been in veg garden most of the day. I ache and have a sunburnt back of neck, but hopefully have absorbed vitamin D. Nearly ready for planting. Cut flower bed was full of bindweed, I hope it isn't now but probably wishful thinking.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 20:00

Hello Gardenmaiden.


I’ve spent most of the day in the veg garden, weeding and preparing it for rotovating. Dug up a trugful of bindweed roots in the cut flower and sweet pea bed. All rotovated now and ready to go


Sun burnt on back of neck.


Such a lovely evening we had dinner outside, 23°. Birds singing like mad.


Hosta, what you need is a Kubota. Expensive but fabulous. First OH bought mine  in 1997. He had a year to enjoy it , then he died, not to do with the Kubota (too much smoking). It has made my life so much easier. It doesn’t collect the mowing, chops them up and they disappear.


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 10:06

Well done DD!


So that’s where you were! I’ve tried to ring you.

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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 10:02

Morning all.


Another lovely sunny day. I’ll be making a start on the veg garden. Hope the rotovator starts. Broad beans need planting out.


I’ve never had a hangover from champagne, but haven’t been drunk on it since I was young. I find red wine gives the worst hangovers, but nowadays I don’t drink more than a glass or two with a meal.


Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 23:11

Crikey, just arrived and over 80 dollops already !


Choir party was fun. It was The Messiah for the concert, MU, but just singing and funnies at the lunch do. So warm today I wore a summer top. Then I had to water all the pots when we got back. Watched Line of Duty and now it’s past bedtime. Nighties all.


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:44

Just read back. Lovely photo again from Fairy, gosh that water is so blue. BM’s bed is coming on well. Wonder how Wonky’s greenhouse is doing. Must go and put mine to bed, don’t want the babies getting cold in the night with the door and windows open.


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:27

Hello and welcome Learnincurve.


I live in Dordogne, SW France, but I was born in Suffolk. OH sold his house in France and we bought a cottage in Norfolk, not far from the Suffolk border. My daughter, an English teacher in France took a school trip to Derbyshire and she said it was so beautiful that if we had lived there my first OH wouldn’t have wanted to live in France.


The choir lunch was fun, but the food wasn't the best. It was catered by a village restaurant. There was singing after lunch, including a song by John Denver sung by the two men soloists, tenor and baritone.


Just been watering my pots, they were very dry after all this sun, even though I have done some watering. I've been wearing a summer top today.


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