Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 21:34

Dog wormers?  I didn't see it though.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 21:31


My garden is getting untidy and blousy now.

Tomatoes and basil

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 14:10

Basil needs to be treated more like soft leaved herbs, such as mint and parsley. It needs quite a bit of water and enjoys a liquid feed, likes a bit of shade but not hot sun.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 12:53

Have read back about 5 pages. RB made me laugh a few times, especially "Will 'go for it' and get a bus pass.   Then I can turn the heating off in the winter and get on the bus all day to keep warm."


The French are always taking photos during what I think are unsuitable moments.


Just come back from visiting my little grey mare who I've lent to a teenage girl. Now old Archie horse has died and my daughter wants her horse back (I've been looking after it) I need my mare back to keep my other retired mare company.


Feel so sorry for punkdoc. Do you think if we all wished very hard that his awful NDN would move house that it might happen?

Forkers Helmingham Hall garden visit

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 10:05

Hello Wonky, we just missed you! We went to Helmingham Hall the end of June, but I haven't yet had time to post photos, so I'll put them here. But they are very like yours!


I've just been staying with Daughter 1, who has just moved house and needed some help. No Internet.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:52

Morning all, back from daughter who has just moved house and hasn't yet got internet. Haven't read back yet, but so much to do! See you later.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 08:24

Morning all. Sunny, forecast here should hit 30° by Friday.


Going to daughter 1 today, 3 grandsons (5 - 10), they've just moved to a bigger house (as has daughter 2). No internet yet, so see you on Friday or Saturday.

work in progress

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:11

Are you sure about the cabbage root fly? The ones in the photo look OK. Are they going droopy and wilting? Next year you could try making them collars from cardboard or felty material to fit around them when you plant them out. Helps stop the fly getting in close enough to lay the eggs. Or you could make a frame or tunnel with fine mesh.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:26

Come in from the veg garden for a drink.


Liri, French private gardens have trees and shrubs planted at even intervals in the lawn and very neat veg gardens. Often lots of pots of pelargoniums and petunias.


English gardens have herbaceous borders full of perennials, scented shrub and climbing roses also lots of daffodils in the spring. Much bigger variety of plants. But here there are problems, such as weather - hot dry summers, colder than UK winters and heavy rain. I have never seen such a variety of insects as here and much bigger than English ones. You should see some of the ants! And the huge slugs


I did the talk for another club in May. Lots of photos, they liked it


I liked Nastase too. But when we moved to France in 1985 Wimbledon wasn't shown on French TV and there wasn't English TV or Sky. I got satellite TV in 2002 but have got out of the habit of watching Wimbledon.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 10:14

Thanks pp! The talk will be in English, most of the garden club members here are English ex-pats.

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