Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:50

DD arrived - at last. She got very lost and her phone had broken, no Sat Nav. We had a good chat and she brought rock cakes because we'd talked about them, lovely, better than at school! Think she was here for about 3 hours and we haven't finished saying all we wanted to say yet! Sorry, forgot to ask OH to take a photo, but it's not as though we were visiting a garden.

Tomatoes. Do I have the dreaded lurgey?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:59

Looks like blight on the stems. Mine had blight early July, everyone says it's fatal and infectious. I sprayed and sprayed with something I got in the GC that said it wouldn't stop you using the fruit and the blight has stopped. The stems still have brown patches and the earlier tomatoes weren't much good, but all the tomatoes that didn't have it have been fine and I've had a reasonable crop. Plants have grown new green leaves too. I picked all the brown ones off.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:44

Thanks Nut, I missed that. We were in Shropshire on holiday. Lots of photos. Chicky is young and slender. DD hasn't arrived yet , hope she's not lost. It's a bit buried in a forest.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 13:58

I was worried DD wouldn't find my house with a Sat Nav, they don't know it - takes you to the wrong one and I forgot to give her my phone number. But it doesn't matter as she hasn't a phone or a Sat Nav! I sent a map by email. She's due in 30 mins. She'll be able to report back that Lizzie's garden is full of weeds and needs cutting back and pruning, if she finds it! Doesn't show so much on photos. We should have a thread for photos of the messy bits of our gardens.

Who have you met, Chicky? Or is it a secret. You didn't sent photos like Dove, Nut and Panda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 09:46

DIL has him in a sling when she does housework, but she wants to sit at her computer because she's going back to work soon.

The complicated thing about babies is that they are all different with their own personalities and they don't always behave how you thought they would!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 09:19

Morning all.

Going shopping. Not clothes , groceries and food or dog will be hungry. I thought this week was free to garden but it isn't anymore. Going to son's tomorrow to look after his baby. To give them a break, baby cries when not being held which is getting quite difficult. I'm afraid I let my babies cry longer then they went to sleep.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 09:11

Good heavens! When you buy topsoil in France it's pot luck. Mine for the veg. garden was clay, full of stones, bindweed and bramble roots.

I'm afraid I wasn't very encouraging at the beginning because it sounded as though you were destroying a garden, but I must congratulate you on what you have done. You are creating a new garden suitable for your family's needs and you've worked very hard.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 23:23

Yes it does, but Etoile Violette is in the area where the deer eat roses.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 23:22

I'm very late. We went to help a friend with his garden this afternoon and ended up being invited to dinner in a lovely restaurant.  Haven't read all the posts yet, but did see DD's rose buried under bindweed and nettles. made me feel better, I have some like that too!

Bedtime. x

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:49

Morning all. Only 7° at 9am.

Committee meeting this morning then seeing a friend this afternoon, may help stack his logs.

Glad that's not my hedge. Don't fancy the hedge cutting.

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