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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:55

I was pretty good as a child too, quiet, shy and studious. Then I became a teenager and became naughtier, all those hormones kick in! I became a nurse and it was very supervised. The nurses home door was locked at 11pm and we had to kneel on the floor before matron so she could check that our hems touched the floor! It was the era of the miniskirt.

Hardening off

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:47

I wouldn't put them outside until the frosts are over. You could put them out in the day and in at night, but that would be a bit of hassle.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:45

My daffodils haven't flowered well either but I'm pretty sure this was because of the weather. It helps if you deadhead them and sprinkle some fertiliser around them as soon as they have (or should have!) flowered. Leave the leaves on for at least 6 weeks. They need them for making food. If it's very dry after they've flowered this can affect flowering the following year.


Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:40

Good morning all. I'm getting a bit confused as I've just said my morning bit on Forkhandles. I keep writing the same thing on different threads!

Feels milder today, hope to rotavate the potato patch, if it's dry enough and if the rotavater starts.

Bjay, how can you not like chocolate cake?

Blackest, looks as though your garden is going to be stunning, but (I've said somewhere else too) please don't do too much at once at take regular tea breaks. Left arm pain is probably angina and if it hurts it's a sign that you need a break. Have you got treatment for it? I was a nurse so I can be bossy about these things! Health is so important. Exercise is good but don't overdo it.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 10:27

Morning all. Feels milder this morning.

Bjay, sounds like a marathon, I'd cross something off the list.

I hope it's dry enough to rotavate the potato patch today, everytime it starts drying out it pours again. Wish it would do that in summer and keep the water bills down!

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:39

 Pam, I sent you a message, but I don't think they are sending the email to warn people. It's more detail of our visit to England.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:59

Oh bother, I've missed a whole evening of lovely hairy female chat. Was watching all the recorded stuff on Telly such as GW, Escape to the Country, while OH was out singing in a concert.

Verdun must feel the cold, he's always getting his coat

I use tweezers for whiskers and a razor for the rest. It's funny how when you get older hair grows in different places than it did before. Not much left under the arms - not that I'm complaining about that bit!

Pam, your garden is so lovely I never imagined you could have been so ill. How on earth did you manage?

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:37

Thank you. I always leave my brollies in shops! Don't really mind wet and mild. Hate very cold.

MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:34

Thank you, Frank.

Planting roses

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:32

When I was young the advice was to leave the graft union uncovered but now thinking has changed and the advice is to cover it and the crown to stop the rose rocking in the wind.

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