Busy-Lizzie


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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?

Advice on weed burners please..

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:54

I feel very good, the other day I pulled or knifed all the weeds out of the cracks in the paving on the kitchen terrace. I agree with Tetley about no salt. I bought a wide heavy duty hoe thing, for earthing up potatoes, it's great for hoeing off moss.

Inspiration required !

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:41

One of the smaller Choisyas? Most of the flowering shrubs I can think of aren't evergreen. Lavender?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:28

I have read all your posts, in case anyone wonders!

My plug plants arrived today. Have potted up around 200, 150 left for tomorrow. If I get time, making birthday cake for daughter.

 

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