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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:48

OH's family came from Sheffield, but he doesn't have memories of there because they moved. I'd love to see your garden though, punkdoc, but I don't know if we'll ever be your way. What about another photo in the meantime? Even if it's not recent. You sent a lovely one when you joined.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 22:33

I thought you'd been here longer than that, Dove. I think I joined last autumn. I've met one person from this forum and 3 from the other forum I do. Liked them all. Living in France though means can't just do it, have to fit it in in visits to England. Perhaps, one day, we may go to Southwold to show my OH part of my childhood memories. We go to Eastbourne because of family and next year we are going to Shropshire.

forum thank you

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:29

And me, Fluffy Cloud (nice name) welcome. What is your sort of gardening?


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:27

Oh dear Verdun, now we know why you help at the foodbank!


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:25

I wonder who's false teeth that hedgehog cake is wearing, Stacey. Made me laugh! (see page before)

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:22

I know that really, Verdun, but can't help wondering. You sort of start liking certain people here.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:16

Yes, so they have. I liked Wintersong's photos, I wondered where she was the other day on a thread. Figrat?

Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:13

Of course, first thing is to prepare your soil. If it is clay it would help to dig in lots of compost and well rotted manure, if you can get it.

Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:11

Gardening is such a big subject, I think it would be helpfull if you bought a book and during winter look up on Google all the flowers you like the look of and how to grow them. After a bit you won't be a new gardener any more!

In th meantime have a look at these -    geraniums (the perennial sort), veronica, salvias, campanulas, geums, phlox, michaelmas daisies, penstemons, aquilegia, erysimum, oriental poppies, delphiniums (watch for slugs!). They are all perennials. Filling a garden with perennials all at once can be expensive so you can sow hardy annuals in between, such as nigella, calendula, californian poppies. Beg from people with gardens!

Go to your garden centre in Spring and summer and see what you like the look of then go home and look it up.

Good luck!

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:58

They left because there was some sort of disagreement on the site. It's very sad, but Waterbutts has now said she's leaving. Someone was rather cruel to her over pruning apple trees - at least I think it was that because I've just read that thread.

Frank left very suddenly when I don't think there was unpleasntness. Worrying. Brumbull left very suddenly too but has now reappeared and says he was very ill. That's the trouble with forums you don't know when someone is very ill, or worse. Brummie Ben used to post when Brumbull was first here, haven't seen him for a bit.

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