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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 16:40

I like crab apples, not too near the fence because of overhang, but they aren't too big and have blossom in spring and fruit, for birds or jellies, in autumn. Pretty with daffodils planted underneath. There are some very nice columnar beech near here.


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 16:34

2 men came to look at the garden and they seem keen to open it for next year. They deal with publicity, English and French and they have helpers to help with refreshments.

There was a chicken breast in the fridge, sell by 4th Oct. Seemed a bit smelly so thought I would cook it in the microwave for Tigger, my border collie. The whole kitchen stinks! Have cleaned out the microwave with disinfectant and sprayed the kitchen with 3 sorts of air freshener and left the door open to the terrace. It still stinks. Help! Tigger arrived, I think he thought it smelt delicious, but it's in the dustbin.

Recently a little ginger and white cat, pitifully thin, has turned up and has been eating my cat's food. I've de-fleaed and de-ticked it, but worried it may be ill or have worms. It's very friendly. Taking it to the vets at 6pm. Had to shut cat in cat basket, it's not happy, but I can't guarantee it will be around at the right time.


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 11:03

Morning all. OH was back from choir so late last night we didn't go to bed til 1.30am and we overslept.
Must wash the kitchen floor before man comes to look at garden.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 10:50

When they have been blackened by the first frost.

Small path ideas?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:51


A few years ago I made my daughter a garden in her tiny backyard. I made a path from small square stones that you can find easily here, some are cheaper than others. I dug the path out, edged it with wood (hidden), filled it with sand and placed the stones in it. Then I filled between them with earth and sowed grass, as that's what she wanted. If in a lawn the stones must be low enough to mow over. The little terrace in front has the stones placed very close together and sand washed brushed over it.


loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:42

It's come out in bold print, what did I click


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:31

OH has just got back from choir practice. I was getting worried, it's late. (hour ahead in France) But they are doing a concert this weekend.

Weeded the greengage bed and cut brambles out of shrubs. Did some watering.

I hope you enjoy the Bingo DD. In France Bingo is Loto. You shout "quine" for a line of numbers and "carton" for the whole card. The prizes are usually pretty good, but sometimes include livestock! My daughter once won a live chicken. They handed it to us by its feet and its legs were tied together very tightly with a piece of rope. We couldn't wait to get home and rescue it. It was afraid and hungry and grew up to be a fine cockerel who followed me everywhere. But it got jealous of my husband so he had to make it a run. French Loto doesn't usually finish until at least 12.30am. It's often organised by the PTA of the local school.


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 10:23

Morning all. Thank you for the encouragement, but there are still weeds, edges need doing and plants look tatty when they are over. I'm not a cutterer down to the ground person, I tend to leave a lot of it messy over winter for wildlife. Once I was doing the big spring clear up and disturbed 4 baby hares in the long border! And another time there was a hibernating hedgehog in the knifofia where the dead leaves had flopped down.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 10:15

Verdun, I think you need to move her to a different home. Is that an option?

My mother chose her home. It was walking distance from her house and she had visited friends there. When she started to need nursing care (it wasn't a nursing home) the supervisor said that, if she had the means, she could employ an extra nurse or carer to help look after her. If not then she would have to go to a nursing home. We were lucky, as my father had left her money, so she stayed there as she was happy and familiar with it. The home were helpful, they provided extra equipment, like a bed with a hoist. It was hard for me though, living in France so far away. I visited as much as I could. 

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