Busy-Lizzie


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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 19:08

I often get mole damage in borders, Fairygirl, one of my main frustrations, but not often in the lawn and the topsoil is very thin. We are on limestone rock. We have hares not rabbits. That moley bit is often a bit boggy, must have a clay pocket there.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 19:01

It was really warm and sunny today in SW France. On the way back from daughter's at 6.30pm the car said it was 18° outside. Got back to find it was 21° in the GH with door and windows open and it had been 34°. Some of the baby plants looked a bit unhappy.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:58
obelixx wrote (see)

Busy - so many babies!   English or French?

 

French plug plants from https://www.jardinexpress.fr/  I had ordered about 200, but I keep finding 2 plants in each plug so I've been separating them. Should have over 350.

Didn't do any today as went to daughter.

 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:45

Back from daughter 2, near Libourne. We had a lovely day and I have eaten too much. 7 of my grandchildren were there with 3 of my children and their spouses. Son and 2 small boys will be there tomorrow, but he lives quite near me so I can see him another time. It was for daughter 1's birthday lunch.

We had saved up for 3 nights in Venice for daughter and her lovely OH as it is also their 10th wedding anniversary this year. Daughter 2 and I will look after her 3 little boys that weekend, October.

It was a lovely day today, 18° outside while we were driving home at 6.30pm.

My 2nd daughter is also called "Possum", Obelixx.

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:31

Have a lovely day fruitcake

http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/birthday/t3301.gif

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 12:32

Wow, my rhubarb is about 2" tall!

Kitchen is bombstruck. Have made smoked salmon and cream cheese roulade and leek and soft goatcheese roulade, a  large chocolate cake and a small Victoria sandwich (which will have strawberries and cream on it and jam in it) for tomorrow.

So gloomy and grey today I have left heating on in the GH. What a change from yesterday when the GH was 30° with no heating.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:27

Morning all. Yes please, Dove, my favourite breakfast, wish they sold them in France.

Raining. Making birthday cake and 2 savoury roulades for going to lunch with daughter 2 tomorrow, to celebrate daughter 1's 40th birthday. Then going to Good Friday service, then potting up the last 150 plug plant in the GH.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 08:20

Mulching  is a good way to go. There have been several articles recently about mulching and no digging.

I have a long handled tool for getting up ragwort, bought in a farm and horse shop. There must be something for taproots. If not then would you consider Roundup gel?

I can't prune for long, I mostly do the roses, OH does the shrubs and I have a man from the village to do the apple trees and strimming.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:43

All mine have germinated without soaking, King's seeds. Eagle seeds are excellent too. The ones I didn't have much success with were T&M. So it may be the supplier, not the method.

I didn't mean problems just with chipping sweet peas, I was wondering generally how your problems affect your gardening. I am getting arthritis in my hands, especially the left one which I used for pulling up the weeds that I have dug with my trowel in my right hand. Sometimes I lose my grip and drop things. I used to hand milk Jersey cows, think that was the cause - and genetics.

Chipping sweet pea seeds

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 19:00

I do as Dove does.

Which aspects are particularly tricky for you?

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