Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Compost bins

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:24

Bit different for me, living in SW France. Not enough rain to make them a soggy mess, I water them in summer and I don't cover them. In fact they are just old plastic dustbins with holes in the bottom, takes time, but I always get compost in the end.

Back of beyond bit of garden

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:13

I have a nettle patch on the edge of the forest. Never see anything interesting in it. But I have a large garden with lawns, flower borders, shrubs and trees and it's buzzing with wild life. Had baby hares in the long border, a grass snake in the middle border, lots of little lizards in the summer on the stone walls, wild bees with 4 honeycombs in an upside down wheelbarrow with a broken wheel, shrews, birds nesting in the shrubs and trees, loads of butterflies etc. Wild life likes gardens.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:04

Morning all.

Super looking pear. They don't grow well here. I've had a banana.

Someone is coming to estimate for new carpets today for the bathroom and landing, damaged by the flood. Then daughter 2 & family are coming for lunch.


Posted: 25/10/2017 at 23:11

I put cooked veg, if there is no butter in them, on the compost heap, but I don't have much cooked veg left over anyway.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 18:32

Yes, Obelixx, married instead of becoming a midwife.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 16:00

I've only stayed in hospitals to have babies, too. My first, over 41 years ago was in Queen Mary's, Roehampton, where I had done part of my SRN training and a 3 month obstetric course. I was lucky and was given the biggest private room. I was in for a week too. I was going to train as a midwife at Addenbrooke's, but I met first OH at Queen Mary's so married him instead. He had broken his leg in a car crash on the A3 and I was working in men's orthopaedics.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 09:56

Crikey Dove, that is my idea of revolting! Don't like totally raw steak, don't like eggs  I've been to Brasserie Zedel, on your recommendation. Loved it but didn't have that.

pet companions

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 09:17

Poor little Dudley, he looks so sweet, I hope he is getting better.

I trained my Border Collie to wait for permission before eating. He was very good. I've probably said this before but I was so proud of him! A local farmer left a joint of venison on the little table by the kitchen door when I was out shopping. I came home to find Tigger sitting on the door mat. He hadn't touched it.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 09:09

Morning all.

Dove, have you really eaten true French andouillettes? They are disgusting, made with pork and intestines and usually smell of what you do in the loo. Ugh! None of my French friends or French children in law likes them.

Daughter 2 is coming tomorrow, with her 2 children. We are going to try to load her mare into the trailer, after lunch, to take to a horsey place to be trained. A friend of mine is coming to help.

Trip to the SM this morning for food for them all.

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 08:45

They have different dispatch dates for different ordering dates. My OH ordered 3 Gertrude Jekyll for me for Christmas, but he didn't order until early December so the roses came early February (I think, can't remember exactly).

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