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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:15

I would do what Dave says, but it will take several goes and if bindweed has a wall or fence to hide under, it will, and then pop up again later.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:12

One year something ate all the hearts of my broccoli, but it was easy to see what it was as it left mouse droppings behind!


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:02

My lilac, after about 15 years was enormous and blocking the path. It had more than one stem. My OH cut off the main trunk, which was 5" diameter and growing out sideways, about 3 years ago which reduced it considerably in size. It has grown quite a bit since but at least the trunks are growing upwards. It is 11 feet tall and 6 feet wide. This is it in May, it had been nearly twice the width. Also it has been thinned out a bit. However, I have another lilac with double flowers which is much smaller, same age.



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 08:45

Morning all. The washing up that didn't fit in the dishwasher after my lunch party awaits. How did I use so many bowls and pans?

Poured yesterday, but garden needed it badly. Was sunny but grey clouds are arriving. Weeding and dead heading, if weather permits, today.

Rowan Tree Poorly

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:35

Good news then, thanks for the update.


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:26

I expect grapes, bougainvillea and citrus fruits would grow there. Otherwise, takes fidgetbones advice and see what the neighbours grow. Probably more exotic than here, but may have to survive drought.

Anyway, good luck. Corfu is lovely. First went there for my honeymoon.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:08

Hi Sue, I've seen them at Christmas and they are expensive. Otherwise I haven't noticed as not looking for that sort of thing.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:44

Afternoon all. Guests all gone. Poured with rain so good thing I cleaned the dining room! Would have been nice outside, but we needed rain so badly. Didn't BBQ, fried the chicken in the kitchen. Cold outside, car said it was 12° on the way back from church in the rain.

Mrs. Garden, did Ryan Air fly without you or was the ferry cancelled?


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:13

I use a laptop, Windows 7. I don't know what you have Mistertiler. I put the photo in my photo files on the laptop. Then you click the little oak tree symbol on the bar above the post you are writing. Click on "select", it will go to the files on your computer and you choose your photo. Then you click "upload", you will have to wait a bit while it does it. Eventually your photo will appear and you click "save". Then your photo will go onto your post. It will look very big but when you click on "submit reply" it will turn out OK.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:04

Been very busy, not gardening except for watering pots and digging potatoes. 10 coming for lunch tomorrow, including us. It's after church so have to prepare in advance. Having a BBQ, so now chicken is marinading, Tandoori and herb and lemon. Selection of salads and a hot veg, courgettes, onions and mushrooms fried up together.

Cleaned dining room, even the windows (in case it rains) and washed kitchen floor. Made fish pie for supper.

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