Busy-Lizzie


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Garden Visits

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 23:30

Thank you Yviestevie. Beautiful photos. They bring back happy memories, my mother used to live in Battle, no longer with us.


We went to Houghton Hall yesterday in Norfolk. Big stately home, used to belong to Robert Walpole, now Lord Cholmondely lives there. There is a lovely 5 acre walled garden divided into sections, rose garden, veg etc.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:05

Hello all. We've had a lovely 2 days in Norfolk so far. Went to Houghton Hall yesterday, gorgeous walled garden, 5 acres, and a stately home to visit. We went to Bressingham gardens today, went last year in July so different plants flowering. Been lucky with weather, sun and cloud, 21° then rain on the way home.


My flower bed at our cottage is looking lovely, grown a lot and the plants in the 3 big pots on the patio have grown and are still alive, in shade most of the day.


Is there a thread for gardens we've visited in 2016 or do photos go on garden pictures?

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:04

Gosh what a day Fidget! I hope you feel better now.


We are in Norfolk, flight left on time despite the strike. Went to a local pub to eat. Yummy but big helpings, feel full to bursting although I left half the chips.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 08:52

Morning all.


Rang the airport as general strike today. Our flight has not been cancelled. Hopefully we'll be in Norfolk this afternoon.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 21:54

I haven't sprinkled the grass, too much rain for that! That was on the 8th May. Just had another event, the charity Strawberry Tea for church, but was too busy to take photos, 44 for tea, sandwiches, scones, cake, strawberries.


Here is the garden in the wind after the rain this afternoon.

Forum changes now live

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 21:44

Thank you, Nora.

gallery of shame

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 21:36

Snap, pp, I sprayed my weedy drive today and half an hour later it tipped with rain. Will it work? What a waste of time an money  Will I ever get around to doing it again?

What is this weed?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:26

I agree with nutcutlet on both counts.

Plant ID - weed?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:24

It's not a weed in my garden, I like it. It isn't invasive either.

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 18:44

Been a busy day. Housesitters' rooms are ready. The young man can't manage the last two days so a friend is coming.
Picked 2 buckets of broad beans, (and some mangetout peas) now podded and in the freezer. Have tied up the tomatoes and removed side shoots. Done a load of ironing.


Weedkilled the drive this morning as weather seemed OK but 30 mins after I'd finished it poured! 

Have put away tables and chairs, got out for the Strawberry Tea. Also put away the cutlery. Have 40 - 50 each of knives, forks spoons counted into separate bags, the church stuff.

Must cook soon, Lemon sole, broad beans, mangetout peas and rice.
I hope the strike isn't on tomorrow. Really looking forward to going to Norfolk.


I hope all chesty folk feel better soon.

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