Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 16:35

All the fence posts are now in and I've screwed in all the insulators. OH forgot to tell me that when I charged the battery for his drill I had to press a tiny little button, so it wasn't charged this morning. Did half of them with my ancient hand drill. Now I'm in the middle of threading on the white electric ribbon, but OH arrived back from England and we've been having a cuppa and a chat. He's off again on Thursday.

programmes to watch

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 09:53

Was Miss Universe on English TV? Maybe punkdoc would have liked it. French newspapers were full of it as Miss France won!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 09:10

Morning all.


I shall spend the morning drilling holes in the new fence posts for the insulators. Not raining.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 22:52

GWRS that too big a job. I'm still feeling weak after my virus and log man is bunged up with a cold. Just need to get posts in as quickly as possible so horses can go back in the winter paddock. Posts only hold electric ribbon.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 19:16

I thought you were talking about me when I read back! Was wondering why Trump didn't want to hold my hand and thinking thank goodness!


Log man came and started repairing the horse fence. I didn't look properly this morning, it's far worse than I thought. I've had to go out and buy yet more posts, there are about 25 that need replacing. The old ones are all rotting at the bottom. Log man said it looks as though the horses had a complete panic attack. I wondered about wild boar as we sometimes have them here and Hannah is terrified of them, but there are no signs of digging.


Log man said when he had been cutting trees recently he nearly bumped into a big red deer with huge antlers on the drive. He said he was scared, it must have weighed over 200 kilos! But it stared at him and then ran off. He thinks it could have scared the horses. I've never seen a red deer in these woods, but one jumped in front of the car about 6kms away, didn't hit it. We have roe deer, much smaller.


Log man is coming back tomorrow.

January 2017

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 09:17

It's too early for delphiniums to be that tall, they'll grow weak and spindly at this time of year. They should be asleep.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 09:15

Morning all.


Horses broke the electric fence in the night, but luckily they stayed by the house. I've put them in another paddock. Log man is coming to mend it this afternoon. I can't bang in fence posts at the moment because of my rib pain from my cough and my arthritic shoulder which has had tendonitis. Lena wears a rug in winter and doesn't seem to feel the electricity in the fence.


Have to go out and buy some more fence posts.

January 2017

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 22:29

Thank you flowers and aym. I think I did see that thread earlier in the month but it's too soon for me to have seedlings and if I don't post I don't get email notifications. The threads can go by fast on followed threads so I miss things.

Climbing rose for south-facing wall

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 19:52

Another one I have that I love is The Pilgrim, scent is very light (David Austin says highly fragrant, but mine isn't), it has gorgeous yellow and cream flowers and repeats. Has never been ill, but it does like being watered and it likes a bit of shade from hot sun - which several light coloured roses prefer. But I live in Dordogne, the sun is not so fierce and the air is moister in Cornwall.


http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/the-pilgrim-climbing-rose

January 2017

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 19:40

aym, which is the Gardengirl's thread that you were talking about? I thought you meant this one http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/anyone-done-any-gardening-today---version-3/987672-32.html#latest but it isn't. Or is it the seed one? I'll go and have another look.

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