Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

fixing fleece / closches

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:06

I don't attach it to the wire arches, drape it smoothly over them and then pin the fleece to the ground using either tent pegs or special metal hooks for that sort of thing, sold also for pinning down weed suppressant fabric. I suppose you could use clothes pegs!


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:15

KEF, before you put the tomatoes in cold water they have to go into boiling water for 8 - 10 seconds to get the skins off.

Tried glucosamine for my Border Collie for several months and tablets from vet for his arthritis. Glucosamine didn't work, but it's probably a lost cause. He has a malformed hip which led to the joint dislocating when his was young. Eventually his body formed new fibrous material around it so it didn't dislocate, but there's hardly any cartilage. Vet said he'd be lame from 7, but he was lame when he was 9, is now 11.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:49



View from Ravello in Italy where we had a lovely holiday.


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:39


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:33

Just watched programme about feeding dogs, but it didn't tell me the things I wanted to know. Like the interior design programme that's on every evening at the moment.

Today finished mending horse fence and it all works, hurray! Went to buy more electric ribbon only to find that the farm supplies place I go to has closed down. Been going there for over 20 years. Found some elsewhere but more expensive. Then went to supermarket.

Sleep well all.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:10
chicky wrote (see)

PS Lizzie - we bought a gizmo that plugs in the wall and extends the broadband signal to the parts of the house it didn't reach before (we got fed up of teenage girls perched on the stairs as it was the only place they could get connected) - i was sceptical, but it works wonders.  So now i can watch tv and browse too. Useful when the footies on (which seems almost every night at the moment)


I have a gizmo in the wall in the kitchen. The box is in the study. This house is a huge old French farmhouse with thick stone walls. Bought it when 4 children were young and family from England came to stay, then I did B&B when children left home. Need another gizmo for sitting room, but man in computer shop said you could only have one.


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 23:34

I always miss all the evening chat as I go and watch TV in sitting room, no signal for laptop, thick stone walls. But neither ketchup or brown sauce, fresh tomatoes with bacon and gravy (not Bisto) with sausages, except at breakfast when it's tomatoes with sausages.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 23:25

That wasn't nice "your say", this is meant to be a friendly forum.


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 19:00

That was in answer to KEF on previous page.


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:58

At least it didn't rain too much today, pouring now though. I sloshed through the mud and bashed in 7 fence posts that had gone wobbly or were only held up by electric ribbon and replaced insulators only to find b****y fence still isn't working. I replaced half or it last autumn, will have to replace the other half tomorrow. Bother, and I'm going out to lunch tomorrow.

I grew some Lady Christl potatoes in 2012 as they are first earlies and I was growing Charlotte which is slightly later. But, having read lots of good reviews I wasn't very pleased with them, Charlotte cropped better and I could hardly taste the difference.

Grew a French early this year, Amandine, but forgot I'd planted them so didn't harvest early enough so Charlotte was still better! That is the trouble with being over 27!

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