Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:38

Thanks DD. Just think, if Charlie has a wife and 2 children then that's x 4! And you may become friendly with his wife's family too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:19

Morning all. Wet and very windy here.

Do you have grandchildren yet, flowers? I had sad times when my 4 children left one after the other to go to Uni, and my 1st OH died in the middle of it all. But now I have 8 children, they all married lovely people, and 9 grandchildren - so life goes on, and gets very busy when they are here.

My cold isn't so bad this morning, must go shopping, haven't done proper shopping since 27th December. Loo rolls, tissues, milk and dog food are critical.

Garden footwear

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 18:36

I bought a pair of leather shoes in a slip on clog like style from Clarkes for gardening. I thought "pricey" but then I spend a lot of time in the garden. After a year my walking shoes from Hotter were nearly worn out, but funds were low so I swapped them with the Clarkes clogs, which cleaned up really well. Now I miss the Clarkes clogs in the garden. They are so comfy and waterproof, the Hotter ones were too but they have laces so not so convenient to slip on. OH says he'll get me a new pair for smarter wear so I can have the leather clogs back in the garden  But I wear wellies when it's seriously wet and muddy.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 18:23

There are small leaved hollies that clip well and look more like box than holly! First link is for the pics, but pricey if for a hedge, so I've found a cheaper one, I expect you could find others if you like the look of it.

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/ilex-crenata-dark-green--icoprins11-pbr/classid.2000020898/

http://www.hedging.co.uk/acatalog/product_10208.html 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 18:17

I love David Austin roses, but some are better than others. The very big double flowers tend to droop. Lady Emma Hamilton has been gorgeous, flowered several times, lovely perfume. The Pilgrim climber has been superb, only a light scent though. I find that DA roses need a bit more TLC and water than other roses. Only once have I complained that Malvern Hills arrived in bad condition and they sent me another heaps better one. They do tend to be more expensive than other roses though, it depends what you want.

jo47

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:58

Think he only had one left though

jo47

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:57

I'm third Lily.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:53

My him indoors can't wait on me, he's caught the lurgy! But mine feels like a normal cold now the fever has gone. I think I'll trickle down to the pharmacie soon to get some more cold cures, he'll be wanting them and I've swallowed most of them.

Sorry to hear you are back in bed KEF.

Has anyone seen 87 year old Marion's thread? She's spent several hours in her garden today, cutting down brambles and stuff. That lady is amazing!

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 16:48

I watched "Escape" too, Cotswolds, gosh it's expensive.

No sun here, just showers. Sounds so warm at your place Marion. You have so much energy, working for a good few hours. I feel like a limp rag with my cold and I'm over 20 years younger than you! You are amazing.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 13:39

Is it Abergeldy Castle? This is what the Telegraph says. I saw it on the News.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/flooding/12081476/Queens-neighbours-castle-overhanging-12ft-drop-to-river.html

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