Busy-Lizzie


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Strictly is back!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 22:48

Really enjoyed Strictly tonight.


Thought Danny was brilliant until Ore danced - amazing! Like Daisy and Louise. Laura should not have been in the dance off last week. Wish I could dance like Lesley, she's a few years older than me.


Still find Ed and Judge Rinder irritating. Is Judge his first name? I wouldn't be sorry to see Anastacia go either.


No one ever mentions Naga, always near the bottom, but I think she's sweet and I like her legs, very slender.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 21:36

Last post I said I was going to lunch with my son after we'd been to the tip. Son lives in town with wife and 2 little boys, 1 & 2. His wife is newly expecting the 3rd, too early for scan. Poor girl was feeling sick so my son bought and cooked lunch. Roast beef, Yorkshire pud, peas, broccoli, new potatoes, gravy. His first attempt - it was great, puds golden brown and risen, beef perfect. I was a proud mum! Then 1yr old showed me how he could walk, learnt this week.


When we got home I planted 2 bags of daffodils, Thalia and Actea.


Really enjoyed Strictly. It has been a good day.

Farmyard manure & dogs

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 18:27

Dogs are curious creatures!


The heating up differently (I don't think they do though) is at the beginning when it's starting to rot. Once it's all rotted, a few months to a year later, and is dark and crumbly it isn't heating any more and you can use it.


Judy, is your manure fresh or rotted? Don't use it until it's rotted.

Garden fence

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:04

I think you have to check with your solicitor. It does seem a strange demand though and why should the builder bother about it now since it's not his any more, he's sold it to you.

Farmyard manure & dogs

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 16:59

My dog occasionally ate horse poo, I have horses, but when I spread manure as a mulch he usually didn't bother with it.


I've mixed it with compost in the bin, used it as a mulch and, especially when planting roses, mixed it by digging it into the earth.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 09:33

Morning all.


I hate running, just can't understand what people see in it! Jars the knees and I have a dodgy one. Like walking, but now Tigger has gone the fun has gone out of it.


If it doesn't rain today I'll plant some daffodils. But first we must take two old TVs to the tip. When my son came to lunch last Saturday he helped OH put them in the trailer. One is very heavy.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 12:57

I've spent a lot of the morning sorting through photos on the Laptop and choosing some to print for the album. Have masses, only want a few, grandchildren, holidays etc.


Obelixx, I haven't found small deep plant pots here. I use loo rolls for sweet peas and ordinary small black pots for broad beans. A friends uses cheap plastic tumblers from the SM with drainage holes that she makes. I heat a skewer on the gas and use that for drainage holes in plastic cups.

First Rose Garden

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 10:19

So he did, but my Lady Emma isn't quite so intense in colour as that. I don't think the colours in print or on the web are always very accurate.


Have you been to the DA gardens, Marlorena? We went 2 years ago in June, they were wonderful.

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 22:13

What pretty beds, Alan.

I think that rose is Apricot Nectar but the name has appeared above Gertrude Jekyll. It looks similar to Lady Emma Hamilton which I have. I love Lady Emma, neat habit, red flushed leaves, gorgeous scent, flowers 3 or 4 times a year, never ill (so far).

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:50

Pink roses look lovely underplanted with blue, such as Geranium "Orion", Johnson's Blue for early flowering and Rozanne for later flowering. Also blue salvias, Nepeta, veronicas (not tall), compact perovskia.

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