Busy-Lizzie


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Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:47

https://www.onthemarket.com/for-sale/smallholding/uk/  I couldn't get that to work so try this.

Some of them are gorgeous, but most are in Wales, none on the English south coast.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:26

Most of the people in the gardening club are English, it's on the border Charente/Dordogne, lots of English living there.

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 08:22

This one in Norfolk is a mess but it has 6.56 acres

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58720214.html 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 07:57

Morning all. Rained in the night.

I'm giving a talk about making an English garden in France in May to a gardening club. I had a horrid dream that I'd brought the photos for the power point but I'd left all my notes at home.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 21:54

Garden is sodden. Have spent most of the afternoon in the GH. Shuffling plants, potting on others, sowing runner beans, courgettes, cucumbers, more petunias (too late?), ditto Didiscus, French marigolds, Hesperis, Cerinthe. GH is full.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:48

Brilliant, hope it works.

Laurel and Monty

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:14

I never came to any harm pruning laurel.

Houses with lots of land

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:12

I have a lot of land but I live in SW France, 64 acres, but most of that is scrubby woodland. Bought the house in a run down state, uninhabited for 6 years, for £140,00 in 1985. Did a lot of work on it and I made the garden. But I didn't want to live in France! My first, late, husband's idea.

Houses and land in France are still a lot cheaper than in England. My daughter is buying a house with 5 bedrooms and over an acre in SW France for about £170,000. But the agent and the notaire (solicitor) are quite expensive.

But I don't suppose that is much help if you want to be in England.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:49

I see that Verdun has posted the news about Lyn's father on a separate thread. Her father couldn't have hoped for a better daughter to care for him until he left. Hugs for Lyn.

NEW GREENHOUSE

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 09:51

I've put staging (actually cheap shelves from a DIY store, planks not solid wood to allow light underneath) on one side, also a potting shelf. The other side I have earth.

On the earth side, in Spring, I put up trestle tables with planks on to make more room for all the seedlings I grow. Then when the seedlings have gone outside I plants tomatoes and peppers in the earth, which I enrich each year with compost.

I've put a path with wooden pavers in the middle. I put thick black plastic sheeting down on the earth under the permanent shelves, but you could have concrete if you wanted. Something to stop weeds growing under the shelving.

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