Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 10:16

Morning all.
Electrician has been for estimates for storm damage, but it's a bigger job than he thought so he will have to come back with a mate and some special equipment to find out if it all needs renewing or just some of it.


It's a lovely day, must get out and do some gardening. More storms forecast for this weekend, followed by a week of on/off rain.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 09:29

It's beautiful, and I've never heard of it. Looked it up, it likes moist well drained soil, not wet in winter and some winter protection, but it's frost hardy. Don't think I could grow it as my well drained places get too dry. And Dordogne winters are usually too cold or too wet.

pet companions

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 08:28

Gosh Pat, your native animals are so different from ours. Is that a porcupine? I suppose we have hedgehogs. And here in SW France we have little grey lizards that sun themselves on the stone walls.

Last edited: 27 May 2016 08:29:14

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 15:17


Happy late birthday to Clari and Punkdoc, my broadband was burnt out in the storm on Sat. night.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 11:20

Gorgeous gardens, Nut, Lily P and Punkdoc. I feel the same as Fidget about box hedges, I only have one and it's not clipped at all in a wild area. Birds use it for nests along with the huge ivy next to it. I think punkdoc's garden style is the most like mine, but then I haven't seen it in real life. And I can't grow meconopsis - that's lovely Pd.


Punkdoc, sorry I missed your birthday because of our storm and burnt out phone lines. I hope you had a good day. Well, you must have done, I saw the Trentham Garden photos.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 11:12

I liked the Hepatica man too, but I'm afraid I was so tired I fell asleep and missed some of the programme.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 11:10

I've had Border Collies for the last 40 years, so easy to train and loyal. My current one will probably be my last and he's 13  He's not keen on going in water unless he can see the bottom and it isn't out of his depth. He doesn't fetch either. He likes rounding things, cars, animals, people, up and then keeps an eye on them.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 10:54

Little poppets are in bed so I have a moment of peace and quiet. DIL is coming home for lunch.


Yes Lily P, grandson will be 1 on 22nd June and other grandson was 2 on 9th May. I have 9 grandchildren.


Will help daughter 2 clean their new house next week before they move in that weekend. 2 more little poppets, girl and boy, 7 and 5. Then early July I will see son 1 and 2 little g daughters then daughter 1 and 3 sons.


Daughter 1 will be moving house too, end of June. May help with unpacking. Son 1 lives 5 hours away, he moved further away last year because of his job, engineer.

Last edited: 26 May 2016 10:56:44

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 07:57

Haven't had time to garden until last night when I spent two hours removing winter bedding and preparing for summer plants.


Problems with phones and internet, all burnt out after Saturday night's storm, house will have to be re-wired for phones. Am at son's today and yesterday, babysitting, 2 little GSs.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 07:54

Morning all. Did anyone notice I haven't been here? Huge storm on Saturday night, burnt out all our telephone points but one and all the equipment, phones, Livebox, Wifi extender etc that was attached to them. The trip meter went but all the fuses in the old fuse box in the oldest part of the house blew and we hadn't enough to replace them until we could buy some on Monday. Lots of re-wiring to do, Assurance says they'll pay.


I'm at son's at the moment babysitting 2 small GSs, aged 1 and 2. Cuties. He's a dentist, she's an orthodontist and their nanny can't come.

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