Busy-Lizzie


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Tree ID Please

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:17

Looks like a prunus to me ? Pissardii.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:09

Lesley, Alistair is my favourite too, I like his twinkly eyes  Some people have moaned in reviews that they show too much about rich people buying big houses. I am very nosey and like looking in those beautiful houses even if I can't afford them! I love looking at the beautiful English countryside too.

I hope Cliff is totally innocent of what the latest scandal is. He's done so much good in his life.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 13:29

Back to normal, just me and him! Shall go and do ironing in front of Escape to the Country, when it's on.

We had salmon and garden veg for lunch, but I have to say that daughter cleared the table and wiped down surfaces before going, and she's stripped the beds. It all seems rather quiet now.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 10:16

Looks as though you have a beautiful walled garden Lily Pilly. Is there much more of it?

Whew!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:35

Further to feeding animals, my friend's mare died because passers by fed her with loads of soggy sliced bread and she got an intestinal obstruction. It was so sad especially as she had a foal.

sambucus black lace cutting back? confusing advice

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:28

Interesting to read this. I've read to prune after flowering and to cut back hard in spring. Confusing. So for 2 years I cut mine hard back in spring but it had no flowers, or hardly any, those years. So, last year I pruned it fairly hard after flowering, not pretty for a bit, then it grew a lot and looked better. This year it had lots of flowers, but is bigger than usual. I didn't get around to pruning after flowering this year, but now the birds are loving the berries so I'm glad I left it.

But now I'm a little confused as to when to prune it as I would like it a bit smaller and I want flowers too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 09:08

Morning all. I've been very tied up with family. 2 of my children and OHs went yesterday taking 5 grandchildren with them. Daughter 2 her OH and 2 children going after lunch today. We babysat for them last night so I dealt with baths, feeding, and reading, Peppa Pig.

Weather fairly awful, 11° this morning, rain forecast. Loads of sheets to wash, thank God for tumble dryers. Mine and OHs clothes too. Haven't been able to wash clothes, machine and line always seemed full of miniature clothing!

Good luck to OL's OH, hope the new business is very successful.

Now to find that suspect thread, wonder if it's still there. Always was curious.

Growing Roses

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 22:17

The only one I've heard of is l'Aimant which I saw in a garden we visited, but can't remember if it was at Hever Castle or David Austin. Anyway it's a lovely pink floribunda.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 16:30

Homer (who isn't) is lovely.

Welcome back Lesley. I hope your Dad is better soon.

Whats happening?

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:29

I was an ex-pat who was left alone. Husband died when I was 47, we'd been here13 years and had 3 children at University in Bordeaux and a son still at school. The first years were awful, but I've sorted myself out now and I'm still here and met a lovely man. When husband had chest pains he wrote me a letter to explain what to do in the event of the unthinkable, it was so useful.

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