Busy-Lizzie


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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:40

Evening all, bit late I know.

KEF thank you for wondering about me. Family all left on Monday, 19 for lunch on Sunday, including 8 small children!

Have done the odd post on other threads but the evening one is meal then chat time once children were in bed.

Slept 10 hours last night!

I gave up riding while the children were growing up. Have ridden regularly until this year. Am getting stiffer in the joints and first it rained non-stop then it was in the 30s and I'm a bit of a fair weather rider now I'm in my 60s. I have 2 Lusitano mares, but only ride one, other is too nervy now I'm older.She's taken early retirement at 18!

basic-secateur-information

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:29

I like bypass secateurs for pruning roses. My favourite make is Felco, but they are a lot more expensive than £5, I think they are worth it, my cheap ones always broke or went blunt.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:24

Lovely colours Mrs. G. I buy plants when on holiday in England to remind me.

My garden is looking end of summerish, but at least the veggie garden is producing. Loads of French beans, but poor runners as it has been very hot - in the 30s. Cooler now so perhaps the flowers won't drop off.

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wyre-forest-why

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Oh, just clicked on avator photo to get to them but still says Wyre Forest with a blank face. I'll try clicking on Forum posts.

wyre-forest-why

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 18:20

Thanks Daniel. I'll look at my messages.

some-people-like-and-some-dont

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:45

Yes, but wrote the more ages ago and it's gone!

problem-lawn

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:18

You can buy seed for shady areas. I would seed early autumn while still warm enough, but, hopefully, enough rain to keep it watered.

Bindweed

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:14

I have the same problem. It grows out from under old stone walls in my garden. I haven't had time to shove it in bottles to spray and usually it's too wrapped around plants by the time I see it. I just need to go on holiday for 2 weeks and it's out of control. I have over an acre, full of herbaceous borders and a big veggie garden. It's in the lawns as well. I weedspray the main flower garden lawn, would cost a fortune to do all of it. When it comes out of the paving stones I spray it, in 2 or 3 weeks it looks dead then new leaves appear.

stuck-for-ideas-for-this-messy-patch-of-paving--can-you-help

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 14:04

Shame it's so uneven, I like it better than the drain and the concrete path.

Couldn't you tidy it up, spray the weeds with glyphosate and put some pots of flowers on it?

I'm not that keen on gravel, except on drives, or gravel beds around lavender or rock plants etc., as it gets everywhere, isn't comfy to push wheelbarrows on and grazes children's knees when the fall on it. A pergola and a seating area would be lovely. If you have a handy husband you could get cheaper wood from somewhere like a sawmill.

electric-mower-

Posted: 07/08/2013 at 13:57

Snap Paula, seems we both like Honda! I'm 5'3".

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