Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:09

Morning all. -5° here, but sky is blue.


Spent an hour in the veg plot and 2 hours in the middle bed yesterday. Now need to plant tulips and alliums in the middle bed. Saw yesterday that one of the bags of tulips that daughter gave me isn't 10 bulbs but 50, Angelique. Hope there's room!


Welcome LG, pop in when you like, doesn't matter if you forget things - you're not the only one!


OH is coming back from England this afternoon


I saw The Missing last night, gripping to the end. I hope Julian was just under anaesthetic and not dead though. But fiction so doesn't really matter but you get involved all the same.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:56

Morning all. -1°, frosty.


I think my horses are happier in the frost than in midsummer when they are covered with flies! They have their winter coats, and a field shelter full of hay.


It's sunny so I expect I'll be gardening this afternoon when it warms up a bit.


If the Westminster Abbey money goes to the Queen then who pays for the huge upkeep? The Queen or the State?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:19

I get it in Le Grand Frais. There is one in Niort and one in Chollet - any good for you? Big choice of fruit and veg and exotic as well. Meat, fish and cheese too, but can be pricey.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 17:46

I wish I could join you too, Dove. Your meal sounds really yummy, I love scallops, but they are so expensive here. I have a bottle of Picpoul though, but I won't drink it without OH. Having stir fried chicken with mange tout peas and Pak choi.


Spent 3 hours in the garden this afternoon.


Tomorrow I'm going to a meeting in Bergerac, fairly early start (for me, not a morning person). Forecast is cloudy so it'll be HW instead of gardening tomorrow afternoon.


Obelixx, our pool isn't heated, in the summer the water is 24° to 29° depending on the sun.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:11

End bed is now weeded and tidied up, planted with tulips, anemones and alliums. Took 3 hours and 3 barrow loads to the heap. Cup of tea time.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 11:01

I don't think I would ever have a below ground pool installed, expensive and running costs too. But lots of houses have them here. Lots of people have above ground bright blue or white pools, not very expensive as pools go, but ugly. What about a wooden clad one with decking, Obelixx? They can be landscaped to look OK. http://www.bayleisure.co.uk/cms/uploads/images/above-3.jpg  This one doesn't look finished yet, would need fencing too. Does it get hot where you are? It's often well into the 30s here in summer. I certainly wouldn't bother with a pool in England, assuming it could be afforded.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 08:18

Morning all.


Two men have come to replace the pool filter, another expense. But the old one was leaking, I was scared it would explode! It's very old.


Hope your neck improves through the day, Dove.


I think it will be a sunnyday, so that means gardening. But it's 0° now with a light frost.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:40

Another gorgeous photo of Cosmos. My son's cat is completely opposite, all black. Mine is black and white.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:32

Thank God for that!


I thought Claudia managed the lifts very well.

Moss in Flower bed

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:29

Thanks Dove. It compacts easily, clay. But I've dug loads of manure in over the years.

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