Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Salvias...what am i doing wrong?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:30

I usually lose them in the winter too. One Amistad survived one winter, but it's dead now. I think the best thing is to take cuttings and keep them indoors over winter.

Yellow rose ID

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:27



Could it be Golden Wings? My friend's one is in bud and London is sheltered.


Expensive perennial plug plants

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 23:11

The French nursery I get them from is doing Agastache Red Fortune x 6 plants for about £10. Postage is about £5. But I never order just a few plants. I order lots of summer annuals at about £9 for 35 plants at the same time. Postage is still £5. I got Salvia Love and Wishes from them end of March and they are quite bushy now with flower buds, just need some warm weather to plant them out.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 19:05

I think you need to get your knee checked, Hosta. How soon can you see a doctor? Shouldn't hurt as much as that.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 11:53

Was lovely and sunny, but cold, now cloudy, still cold.


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:21

It has to do with the construction of the word not whether there is a male or a female meaning behind it. A lot of words in French that end with "e" are feminine, la porte, la fenêtre - even la barbe, which means beard. But I don't know why it should be "la maison" (house)!

So much simpler in English, as are verbs. But the French say that English is hard because there aren't enough rules and there are too many different ways of saying the same thing!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 09:25
Dovefromabove wrote (see)
She was 92 two days ago Jimmy. Pa died just over a year ago at 96. They'd been married nearly 70 years. Pa proposed after knowing her just six weeks. She always said it was because she knew how to work the new fangled milking machines. He said it was because she was the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, and he kept saying that until the day he died.

That is so moving, what a great relationship they had. My condolences to you both, Dove and Wonky. I'm glad it was a peaceful end for Ma. I hope Dove managed to get some sleep in the end.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:21

I'm sure I have over 2000 weeds, but I'm not addicted

Been removing some of them today. A lovely friend came to help.

It's been a lovely sunny day, took my pullover off. But getting nippy now.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 19:15

 My friend came to help, she did some of the long border.


Have been weeding the end bed. Here is a bit of it, the rest was too in the sun for a photo.

I expect they will b back to front, as usual.


What is your weather like?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:49

It's been a lovely sunny day, at last.

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