Busy-Lizzie


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Re-Felting Shed Roofs.

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:35

Half the felting on my OH's shed roof blew off and tore in gales over a year ago. The felting came with the shed bought here in France. But we couldn't find roof felt for sale anywhere. So we replaced it with sheet metal roofing stuff. Wouldn't have suited the curves of a tea house though.

Which seasons do the following plants grow?

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:21

Where do you live, Deana?


This should answer your questions about what grows in woodland. The Woodland Trust is a charity that helps look after English woodland. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/plants-and-fungi/woodland-wildflowers/ 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:04

Morning all. -9° this morning, frost, forecast says strong winds are coming and then it will rain and be much warmer.


Going to see small grandsons this afternoon. 2yr old will be cake making at nursery and parents are invited for tea, but my son and DIL work so I will go instead. Their Nanny will stay with the 1yr old as he has a sleep in the afternoon.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 09:59

Morning all. -9°, frosty. Going to see little grandsons this afternoon.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 18:16

I am hopeless at filing, 2 years behind, hate it, but the study is freezing cold. I know where it all is. When my father was boss of a large company he used the floor at his filing cabinet. Filed in yearly piles, he could find anything!

Identify please

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:33

I looked at the photo and was going to say the same as Berghill, then I saw Berghill's answer.

Hedging advice/suggestions

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:32

I have a copper beech tree and a hornbeam hedge. The tree has grown quite big, I have not heard of it used as hedging. The hornbeam grows wild in poor limestone ground here and my hedge is quite easy to keep narrow - the deer prune it!


But I agree with Hogweed. The shed is not bad looking, paint it a nice colour and grow something like a multi-stemmed amalanchier or a crab apple with pretty blossom and fruit in front of it and let the shed show through. I think a hedge would look a bit heavy. Otherwise, do what my OH has done, paint the shed, and attach wires to the shed wall and grow clematis Montana on it.

Which seasons do the following plants grow?

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:23

Lavender, passion flower, lemon balm and camomile grow in gardens in the UK when people plant them, but aren't wild plants.


I always think that forests cover a much bigger area than woodland. I don't think of any of those plants growing in forests. Small woods with deciduous trees and dappled sunlight may have violets and primroses. Primroses are often on damp roadside banks with shade from a hedge. Bluebells grow in beech woods.


Where do you come from Deana?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 15:02

Good to hear from you, DD.


Dove, have you completely stopped coughing yet? I feel a lot better, but I'm still coughing, especially at night.


Enjoyed lunch in the Chinese Wok Place though.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 10:11

My dentist is my son. I broke a bit of a tooth a couple of weeks ago, but I can't get an appointment as he's booked for a month, so he said he'd see me in his spare time, but he hasn't got any spare time! He often doesn't get home until 9pm as he sees working people in the early evening.

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