Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 08/01/2018 at 12:42

I call my daughters "daughter 1 and daughter 2" here, but, a big coincidence, daughter 2's nickname when she was small was Possum. She also had that book, not as young as that and was already Possum, but I can't find it on Internet. I couldn't call her that here because Obelixx's Possum was here. Daughter 1 was called Grublet, but that's not very flattering!

Going to the sewing machine shop with broken down sewing machine.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 17:32

Thanks punkdoc. Bother, it's just under 2 years old, nearly 500€.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 17:14

I've cleaned it. What does fubar mean? What is the timing? I'll take it back to the shop on Tuesday, 25 mins drive.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 15:18

Can't sew any more cushion covers. Sewing machine went clunk, needle broke and thread was in a knot. Changed needle, thread knots and it won't sew. Still under guarantee.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 13:32

Playing cricket in those temperatures is mad.

Still not raining and quite mild. Walked round the winter paddock checking the fences as we are going to Norfolk on Thursday. Found the polycarbonate window that had blown off the GH. But everywhere is so wet I don't feel like gardening.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 10:56

So would I, Joyce. Tans are bad for your skin anyway.  What's the matter with pale and interesting?

Amazing - it's not raining!

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 07/01/2018 at 08:05

Morning all.

Still having coffee in bed.

Took the Christmas tree down yesterday.

Climbing plants for shallow soil/concrete courtyard

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 14:01

If a container is large, 60cms tall, you can grow quite a lot. I have clematis and some of the smaller David Austin climbing roses in them, but they do need regular feeding and watering.

A friend of mine has galvanised cattle troughs as planters, some bought on EBay, some new from farm suppliers. There is a plug hole but he drilled more for drainage. They look quite good in his garden.

I have a scented clematis in a pot, Betty Corning, she flowers quite a long time.

Most of my pots are terracotta (mind they are frost proof) and resin that looks like terracotta or lead, also some fibre glass mixture ones. The only wooden one that I had only lasted a few years.

Annuals for small containers

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 12:40

A friend of mine grew lobelia, blue, pink and white, in small pots for her daughter's wedding. She decorated the dinner tables with them and gave them away to the guests at the end. They did need looking after through the early summer, though, watering. August wedding. I know they last until the frosts if not burnt in a hot sun as I have sown them from seed and grown them in pots.

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 06/01/2018 at 09:53

Morning all.

Think we are hibernating, staying in bed longer and longer in the morning, reading and drinking tea or coffee. Got up at 10.30am.

Must take tree down today.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

Do you know what this houseplant is, please?

Replies: 2    Views: 396
Last Post: 18/10/2017 at 16:05

Problems using the website

Replies: 23    Views: 1528
Last Post: 02/03/2017 at 08:14

Garden Gallery 2017

Photos of your gardens 
Replies: 1917    Views: 152718
Last Post: 05/01/2018 at 11:01

Shelf life of grease balls for birds

Replies: 24    Views: 2632
Last Post: 07/12/2016 at 07:25

Moss in Flower bed

Replies: 3    Views: 712
Last Post: 27/11/2016 at 20:51

What is your weather like? (2)

Replies: 2424    Views: 158148
Last Post: Today at 10:52

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
Replies: 9    Views: 1174
Last Post: 25/06/2016 at 18:37

When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
Replies: 15    Views: 864
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 16:18

What is your weather like?

Replies: 1163    Views: 70044
Last Post: 31/08/2016 at 09:43

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Replies: 98    Views: 6807
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 21:46

What tree has a flower like this?

Replies: 7    Views: 1111
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 22:04

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Replies: 7    Views: 1185
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 1603
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 6247
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 224    Views: 15957
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 22:43
1 to 15 of 28 threads