Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 14:32

We've been busy trying to get the 2 spare rooms ready for OH's daughter and family. OH has been putting up curtain rails, I've unpacked four more boxes, think just 2 left now of ornament things and pictures. Went out and bought bedside lights for spare room.

Topbird, Thetford Garden Centre is the first one we went to yesterday and had coffee in the café. Bought most of the plants and some tools there. I think you recommended it before, so thank you. It's only 10 minutes away. Big Tesco there too.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 08:27

Morning all. Has been raining.

chicky, I haven't planted yet, plants are all sitting on the back patio. Garden is tiny, patio with stone paving overlooking fields and woods. The front is shingle with one sunny border. I won't be here all the time so plants have to be easy. Bought low growing things for the front, such as Iberis, dianthus, aubretia. It's raised with wood sleepers. I bought perennials for the rest, salvia nemorosa, blue sea holly, helenium, erysimum, lavender. Which reminds me, herbs too, such as thyme, hyssop, golden origano etc.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:48

Hello all. We arrived in Norfolk yesterday, cottage is fine, neighbour has had her baby.

Found our nearest big supermarket today, almost next door to a garden centre . 10 minute drive down a country lane. So once we'd bought supplies we went to the GC and I bought plants for the front flower bed, which has nothing in it. The builder covered it in weed suppressant fabric and shingle. I've bought compost to improve it before I plant. Had a nice coffee in the café. French GCs don't have cafés and they shut for 2 hours for lunch. Then we went to the Bressingham GC and bought more plants.

It's been a lovely day, warm and sunny. Felt warmer than France.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:35

https://www.candis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Dahlia-Yankee-Doodle-Dandy_S-199x300.jpg

 

Lorna, those seedlings are Dahlia Yankee Doodle Dandy, sowed 22 Feb. Hopefully they'll look like this (not my photo)

 

New garden - plant ID

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:38

https://davisla3.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/stachys-macrantha.jpg

 And what about hypericum, not honeysuckle?

Could that be Stachys Macrantha?

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:35

Morning all. We're off to Norfolk at midday.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:32

Lyn, does he have to get out of bed? When I was nursing men used "bottles" in bed. Could you find a carafe or something?

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:29

https://alisonscakes.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/womble.jpg

 

Happy birthday, Wonky, have a great day.

 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 22:41

We watched a programme about the Durrell family moving to Corfu, really enjoyed it.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 22:27

Dove, it would be nice to meet up, but I thought you had other things on your mind with Ma. If we met for lunch it would have to have a nice veggie menu then, but I may not join you! We like fish. Is that allowed? No batter! Have sent you an email.

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