Busy-Lizzie


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Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:27

We have red squirrels (very shy), and hares here. On limestone, rabbits haven't enough soil to make burrows. We have deer here, they can be pests. European dormice (like tiny grey squirrels) live in the stone walls here. Stone Martens live in the woods.

But I like otters, which we don't have here.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:23

Morning all. What's the matter with the forum? Looks OK - for the moment!

I'm going to plant the rest of the plants I bought in the UK. I have gaps where the tulip were. Had annuals in the cold frames for the gaps, didn't plant them before we went to the UK as I knew the house sitter wouldn't water the flower beds, but he forgot to water the colds frames so they are all dead anyway.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 22:39

I hope you have a lovely anniversary, Liri. I would choose Simnel and my OH would choose raspberry and cream. I think r & c would probably be most popular, may need plastic plates, forks and napkins!

Looked at latest cat thread. CN is nuts, doesn't sound a very happy sort of person. Don't let it bother you Topbird, not worth it.

Cats

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 21:51

I like animals, I have a cat, a dog and horses. My garden was turning into a wild life park so OH fenced the veg bit and the main flower bit to protect them from the deer. I have hares, stone martins, mice, voles, lots of birds, red squirrels, but am glad I don't have rabbits - they can do a lot of damage in a garden. I'm so lucky to have a big garden and to share it with so many creatures, but I can understand that if you live in a town with a small garden and have to share it with the neighbours' cats it must get very frustrating.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 14:31

Went to GC. Bought a new big square plant pot for the "Lady of Shallot" rose I bought in Suffolk. Not as pretty as the lead look one I bought in Suffolk but clematis "Betty Corning" has gone in that one.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 09:08

Morning all. Was 8° when I got up. Cloudy. Going to Leclerc SM.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:20

Have at last done some gardening. Weeded the tomatoes in the GH, fed them, watered them, put out mouse traps. Deadheaded, weeded and tidied up in the flower garden, 2 barrows full.

Need help identify some plants

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 20:54

1. Phlox

2. Alstomeria

3. White Agapanthus

4. Ligularia ?Przewalksii  ?Rocket?

5. ? Larkspur, bit blurred, with Convolvulus cneorum in front

6. ? Echinacea

7. Perovskia

8. Helenium, not sure which variety

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 20:42

I've found traps work best. But in the borders the tunnels are too deep for the traps.

Have deadheaded and weeded, 2 barrow loads full. Nice day, sunny, low 20s, did 3 loads of sheet and towel washing.

Raspberries

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 16:31

? Wasp traps

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