Busy-Lizzie


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Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:26

Though they look good in your garden, Verdun. I think Fairygirl it probably correct about the right conditions. It's too hot and dry here. I don't even have a lawn anymore, it's brown, hasn't needed cutting for weeks. Can't waste water on it, need it for the flowers and veg.

Identity help needed please!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:19

Looks like a bay tree to me, def not loquat. Do the leaves smell when you crush them? If it is a bay tree it will probably grow back. My daughter's bay tree doesn't have thin leaves.

plant id

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:10

Looks like Plumbago to me too.

Horse Manure

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:09

If it's fresh it has to be left to rot down until it's almost black or it will burn the roots of your plants. Two buckets is hardly enough, it will shrink as it rots. Can you add it to a compost heap?

Those who don't have grasses!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 17:06

Still don't have grasses, not a fan. I have lots of dahlias, now they are really worth it. Tried a red pennisetum  once, didn't grow well and died in the winter. A friend of mine is actually growing Panicum grass - I couldn't believe it, it's such a weed here and has got into my veg garden where I can't seem to get rid of the stuff.


They've ripped up the flowers and sown grasses in a municipal bed here, looks a right mess. Was so pretty in past years.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 16:58

That's impressive GWRS, what a sad waste of life war is.


I never had a teddy bear. But I do have one of those yellow mixing bowls. MIL was horrified I didn't have one when I was a newly wed so she rushed off and bought one for me in Woolies.


Must go and see if I can find Dove's Norfolk thread.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:00

Morning all.


Need a trip to the supermarket, but mustn't buy food for me! I always put on weight when we go to England. Must be something in the air! Or could it be the real ale?


Going to Bordeaux tomorrow, early, inauguration of our new Chaplain, then friends are coming to stay on Sunday.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 22:46

We arrived back in France this evening. Plane landed with a huge thump, I was a bit scared, but journey was good compared with Yvie's.


Hot here, 26° at 8pm. Housesitter said it's been very hot. Our room was like an oven, despite the shutters being shut. I opened the windows, then OH went up later and left the lights on, when I went back there where several hornets in there, attracted by the light.


We don't have a lawn to mow anymore and some of the shrubs have sunburn. Don't know when we last had a summer with so little rain.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 08:19

Morning all.


Back to France today. Hope to see you soon, DD.


Dove, we had a sausage roll in the Adnams café and stopped at the pretty pub in Hoxne for dinner on the way home.


Thank you Fairy, they are just snaps and the blue sky helped!

Last edited: 08 September 2016 08:21:07

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:34



It was lovely, warm and sunny in Southwold today. Don't know where to put photos not good enough for camera thread and not gardens or plants. Granny's old house is the white one in the middle.

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