Busy-Lizzie


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trees in sunken pots

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:18

Go to a garden centre, see if they have anything you like the look of and a pot to put it in and ask their advice about which to choose, how big it would grow etc. Have fun!

I am going to buy a new garden shed

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:16

I have a metal one for my horse stuff. It has weathered well, but got very hot in summer and cold in winter so I stuck aluminium insulating stuff over the ceiling and it's better. 

Feature tree suggestions

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:13

I am in Dordogne. Definitely not an acer in the wind and heat! I have a big one in a sheltered part of the garden but it's really a Maple and too big for your place.


A tree that has surprised me is my Silver Birch, Betula Jacquemontii, which has done surprising well. It has a neat habit, white bark in the winter and not too heavy looking in a garden. It would need watering for the first couple of years.


I don't know how big a tree you want, but 1 metre deep isn't deep enough for big trees, what's under that?

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:04

He's worked hard and used his talents. But I wouldn't like somewhere as big as that and all the upkeep and expense. I have a big enough place and think it's about time for somewhere smaller and easier.

The media

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 10:59

Frank just mentioned war games that children play on computers and the like. I think they should be banned. War is so much more serious than that and those children will grow up thinking it's normal.

The media

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 10:57

I think war pictures should be shown, we can't put our heads in the sand. But what I don't like is the way they show close ups of people who are suffering. I don't think it's fair on the people, if I'd lost my child in a bombing attack I wouldn't want to be shown to the world with tears streaming down my dust streaked face in a close up. But people should be aware of what's going on.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 10:45

Morning all.


I hope it stays on Pat.


Only 3° again this morning. Housework needs doing. Bought compost so will be able to get on with doing my pots again.

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 21:43

Wow Fairy! Jaunt? Looks like miles, how far did you walk?

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 21:40

Post I wrote earlier seems to have disappeared. Internet has been very slow today, emails almost impossible. In the middle of writing something and laptop tells me I can't be connected.


Exciting day tomorrow obelixx! I hope you've been enjoying your new house even without furniture. Did you have a bed? I hope the essential bathroom items weren't toothbrush, deodorant and loo rolls. Suppose they could be bought though.


Went to supermarket, lunched at the Wok place, watched Escape to the Country. Haven't done much, but am a bit achey after gardening efforts at daughter's.

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