Busy-Lizzie


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Wilting wisteria

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 21:56

I think it is most likely to be frost damage, not much you can do, it should make some new growth by itself. After it has made new growth the shrivelled bits should dry up and fall off, but if you don't like the look of it you can tidy it up at that stage.

Dahlias

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 21:40

Some varieties are meant to be tall and some varieties are short. Pinching out makes plants bushier.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 19:35

Sun and cloud, about 13° in South Norfolk today.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 19:32

Back from "the City" (Norwich). OH bought some weird teas in a specialist shop and some trousers in M&S. I bought a selection of English reading books for daughter 2 (lives in France) to teach her children to read in English. We also went to the jeweller where OH bought my eternity ring to make it bigger as my fingers are swelling with arthritis. Then we went to look at The Plantation Garden near the RC Cathedral. Passed the theatre so OH bought tickets for Nabucco next Tuesday  


Didn't have lunch, well just coffee and cake, so Moroccan chicken is now in the oven.

Tomorrow friends are coming to stay for a couple of days.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 10:01

Morning all.


We are going to the city (as Dove would say) today. Norwich.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 22:32

Gorgeous photos, Chicky, such a lot of colour! Glad you had a good time.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 19:08

I posted on the April thread late this morning, just seen that Dove had passed by and told me I was lost! So here is this morning's post again:


Morning all.


We are now in our cottage in Norfolk. The drive up France on Saturday was OK but quite a lot of traffic until we were in the north. Stayed a night in Boulogne by the old town which was walled and lovely. Had a good dinner in a cosy restaurant. Sea was calm and I'd bought tickets for the lounge so comfortable and brekkies and glass of bubbly were included. Bubbly did feel a bit weird for brekkies! Then yesterday we drove here but going west of London as we made a detour to see a friend in hospital. Ended up having dinner in a restaurant with her husband so we arrived here very late.


Have just read back - 3 days worth. Too much to comment on! Love Hosta's ducklings.


Off to Tesco's for supplies. Hope they are open, if it were France they would probably be shut!


Now: We went to Tesco, then the GC where I had fun buying rockery plants for the stony bank behind the patio wall and 3 Osteospermums for the front bed. I planted one there that did brilliantly last year but it didn't survive the winter. Hadn't really expected it to.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:28

Morning all.


We are now in our cottage in Norfolk. The drive up France on Saturday was OK but quite a lot of traffic until we were in the north. Stayed a night in Boulogne by the old town which was walled and lovely. Had a good dinner in a cosy restaurant. Sea was calm and I'd bought tickets for the lounge so comfortable and brekkies and glass of bubbly were included. Bubbly did feel a bit weird for brekkies! Then yesterday we drove here but going west of London as we made a detour to see a friend in hospital. Ended up having dinner in a restaurant with her husband so we arrived here very late.


Have just read back - 3 days worth. Too much to comment on! Love Hosta's ducklings.


Off to Tesco's for supplies. Hope they are open, if it were France they would probably be shut!

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 22:50

Been a busy day today, starting with babysitting 2 little grandsons, then taking son to garage to pick up his car, mending electric fencing (drat the deer who jump straight into it), filling the horses’ water (but OH did that), cutting string off the hay bales, cleaning the swimming pool, watering baby plants and the roses in pots, dusting the sitting room, packing the suitcase then the car. Horses were very excited to be out in their summer grazing.


Off tomorrow morning, may not get time to post.


David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 16:51

I live in France so several of my David Austin roses have had to be ordered bare rose and sent by post. Apart from Malvern Hills they have all been in good condition with at least four branches and wrapped in a plastic bag with damp compost in it. I complained about the Malvern Hills and they sent me a really good replacement. OH ordered 3 x Gertrude Jekyll for me this winter and they are doing very well.

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