Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

I am going to buy a new garden shed

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 15:45

I also have a wooden shed, well it's OH's, seems more solid and much better looking, and you can choose what colour to paint it.

trees in sunken pots

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:18

Go to a garden centre, see if they have anything you like the look of and a pot to put it in and ask their advice about which to choose, how big it would grow etc. Have fun!

I am going to buy a new garden shed

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:16

I have a metal one for my horse stuff. It has weathered well, but got very hot in summer and cold in winter so I stuck aluminium insulating stuff over the ceiling and it's better. 

Feature tree suggestions

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:13

I am in Dordogne. Definitely not an acer in the wind and heat! I have a big one in a sheltered part of the garden but it's really a Maple and too big for your place.

A tree that has surprised me is my Silver Birch, Betula Jacquemontii, which has done surprising well. It has a neat habit, white bark in the winter and not too heavy looking in a garden. It would need watering for the first couple of years.

I don't know how big a tree you want, but 1 metre deep isn't deep enough for big trees, what's under that?

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:04

He's worked hard and used his talents. But I wouldn't like somewhere as big as that and all the upkeep and expense. I have a big enough place and think it's about time for somewhere smaller and easier.

The media

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 10:59

Frank just mentioned war games that children play on computers and the like. I think they should be banned. War is so much more serious than that and those children will grow up thinking it's normal.

The media

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 10:57

I think war pictures should be shown, we can't put our heads in the sand. But what I don't like is the way they show close ups of people who are suffering. I don't think it's fair on the people, if I'd lost my child in a bombing attack I wouldn't want to be shown to the world with tears streaming down my dust streaked face in a close up. But people should be aware of what's going on.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 10:45

Morning all.

I hope it stays on Pat.

Only 3° again this morning. Housework needs doing. Bought compost so will be able to get on with doing my pots again.

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 21:43

Wow Fairy! Jaunt? Looks like miles, how far did you walk?

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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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