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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

plant spacing rules in border, for different plants

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:44

I would do as already said and plant the herbs in pots, I have sage, thyme and oregano in pots so I know it works.

I would search Google and gardening books for herbaceous perennials that don't mind heavy soil. When it's dry enough then dig in plenty of compost and rotted manure. My veggie garden was clay and after years of digging in rotted horse manure it's now more loam than clay.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:36

£60 sounds a lot, was it being coloured too? I hate going to the hairdresser, usually cut it myself using my folding wardrobe mirrors to se the back. When I go to hairdresser I'm never pleased with it and when I do it myself friends say it looks nice.

I love my car, red Renault Megane Estate but it's the de Lux version, got it 2nd hand. It carries everything I want it to in the back and it has great acceleration and road holding.

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:13

I love French Marigolds in pots or in the veg garden, bit bright for the flower garden though. I plant lots that I grow from seed all around the tomatoes and beans, makes the veg garden pretty as well as keeping aphids away.

fixing fleece / closches

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:06

I don't attach it to the wire arches, drape it smoothly over them and then pin the fleece to the ground using either tent pegs or special metal hooks for that sort of thing, sold also for pinning down weed suppressant fabric. I suppose you could use clothes pegs!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:15

KEF, before you put the tomatoes in cold water they have to go into boiling water for 8 - 10 seconds to get the skins off.

Tried glucosamine for my Border Collie for several months and tablets from vet for his arthritis. Glucosamine didn't work, but it's probably a lost cause. He has a malformed hip which led to the joint dislocating when his was young. Eventually his body formed new fibrous material around it so it didn't dislocate, but there's hardly any cartilage. Vet said he'd be lame from 7, but he was lame when he was 9, is now 11.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:49

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36778.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

View from Ravello in Italy where we had a lovely holiday.

 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:39

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 22:33

Just watched programme about feeding dogs, but it didn't tell me the things I wanted to know. Like the interior design programme that's on every evening at the moment.

Today finished mending horse fence and it all works, hurray! Went to buy more electric ribbon only to find that the farm supplies place I go to has closed down. Been going there for over 20 years. Found some elsewhere but more expensive. Then went to supermarket.

Sleep well all.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:10
chicky wrote (see)

PS Lizzie - we bought a gizmo that plugs in the wall and extends the broadband signal to the parts of the house it didn't reach before (we got fed up of teenage girls perched on the stairs as it was the only place they could get connected) - i was sceptical, but it works wonders.  So now i can watch tv and browse too. Useful when the footies on (which seems almost every night at the moment)

 

I have a gizmo in the wall in the kitchen. The box is in the study. This house is a huge old French farmhouse with thick stone walls. Bought it when 4 children were young and family from England came to stay, then I did B&B when children left home. Need another gizmo for sitting room, but man in computer shop said you could only have one.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 23:34

I always miss all the evening chat as I go and watch TV in sitting room, no signal for laptop, thick stone walls. But neither ketchup or brown sauce, fresh tomatoes with bacon and gravy (not Bisto) with sausages, except at breakfast when it's tomatoes with sausages.

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