Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 09:05

Thank you

How to set up a soaker hose system ?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:49

I've used a soaker hose, but it's not on a timer. I just attach the hose from the tap to it. It worked very well at first in a long narrow bed but as plants grew up and weeds started it became harder to see when weeding and planting and I put my fork through it several times so it's now fairly useless!

I have one for the veg garden as well which also worked well for tomatoes and courgettes, but this year I haven't got round to dealing with it. It can be a bit of a fiddle to wind it round the places you want it, especially when it was new and a bit stiff, and it needs to be pegged down.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:32

Oh dear Will! Will they get over it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:30

Good morning all.

Hello Nanny Beach, think you are new to this thread, so welcome.

Son 2 rang at 6.30, I have a new baby grandson! Only 12 hours since we said goodbye to them yesterday!

Sambucus nigra HELP black lace not flowering?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 21:53

Last year I didn't prune mine in March as I heard I would get more flowers. It grew huge and had hardly any flowers. This year I pruned it hard in March and it's a better shape and it had flowers. I think they have minds of their own!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 21:45

Went to my son No 2 for lunch today. Had a BBQ. Lovely day. Their baby boy was 1 in May and the 2nd is due very soon. When we got home Son No 1 rang. Their house sale is moving along and they hope to move to the new house in August. Then I had to do watering. So not had time to post today, until now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 21:29

Sorry Wintersong, meant to answer earlier. I would plant them out. Annuals grow quickly. If they were perennials I would be inclined to grow them on a bit. Planted my Cosmos and annual rudbeckias nearly a month ago, but I expect France is warmer at this time of year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 21:26

Your daughter is very pretty, Fritillary. Do you have 4 daughters? I have 4, but 2 of each, all married too. 9th grandchild expected any minute.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 20:30

When we moved to this old French farmhouse when my children were young we bought a Jersey cow. I milked her by hand. I was lucky to have some land, which was cheap here. It was almost impossible then to buy milk that wasn't sterilised and tasted boiled.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 16:21

It's about 75p a litre. Do GCs sell milk? They don't here.

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