Busy-Lizzie


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What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:05

I have planted so many new plants and shrubs in the last 2 or 3 years that I've run out of space! But I'm going to try some seeds I haven't done before, Didiscus, Ammi, Isotoma and dwarf Sweet Peas.

Folklore

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 09:42

Just as well there are enough gorse species and some flowers on and off - so it can flower all year!

Here is France they have box, not yew, in the cemeteries. They use box on Palm Sunday instead of palm crosses, but I don't know why. Must look it up.

In France you don't give people chrysanthemums in bouquets as they are mostly grown for the feast of All Saints and people put pots of them on graves.

I've done several of the forbidden things, like lilac in the house and red and white flowers!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 08:16

Morning all. Having a quiet brekkies as the grandchildren aren't up yet.

I was woken up by the man who does the strimming around the electric fences. I hope he shuts the gates. Poor chap, last time he strimmed a wasp nest and ran out of the field and the horses escaped when they realised he hadn't shut the gate!

Haven't seen Lewis or River. Used to watch Holby City. It's not easy for me to watch serials as OH doesn't like them, except for Downton Abbey. I recorded all the Indian Summers to watch when he was at choir then missed the last one because we were away. OH tends to watch documentaries and University Challenge which he's brilliant at, knows all the maths/physics type questions

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 23:00

Glad DD's OH is home and the bill wasn't too bad.

Took grandchildren to a cave this afternoon http://www.northofthedordogne.com/grotte-villars.php   we arrived early and there was a café and a playground so we had coffee while the GCs worked off some energy. They liked the cave but G son (4) was a bit disappointed the bears weren't still living in it! 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:18

Oh how awful, that happened to my first OH but at least he was at home. I hope his wife has plenty of friends to support her.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 18:04

What tragic and shocking news Jo. Hugs from me too. Was his heart OK?

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 11:40

That's beautiful, Lesley. French trees are behind English ones with colour, but round here it's mostly oak and pine and oak is later than others. Sweet chestnuts are turning though.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:51

Morning all.

I hope DD's OH has been released from hospital now.

Small (4) grandson woke up at midnight, He cried and cried but couldn't say why. Probably strange bed in a different room with Granny not Mummy. Long cuddle and he went back to sleep until after 9am. Granddaughter also slept until after 9am. They went to bed on the late side as there was so much excitement at bath time it took some time to calm them down for bed. God knows what was in the pizza last night. Going to visit a cave this afternoon.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 09:55

I would like to express sympathy too. It all seems mad, but I fear Fairygirl is on the right track and someone in some planning or rating office has decided to class you as a business that is making money.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 21:09

Busy day, children have so much energy! They are in bed now though. Going to visit a cave tomorrow.

DD, how do you watch iplayer? It's not available to those who live abroad. Great news about your OH coming home.

RB, hope your OH manages to sleep tonight with his hurt head, sounded awful.

Wish I had a plumber like Wonkys. Mine does sweeping of chimneys for boilers and woodburners as well. He was supposed to come today. He didn't.

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