Busy-Lizzie


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 07:57

Haven't had time to garden until last night when I spent two hours removing winter bedding and preparing for summer plants.


Problems with phones and internet, all burnt out after Saturday night's storm, house will have to be re-wired for phones. Am at son's today and yesterday, babysitting, 2 little GSs.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 07:54

Morning all. Did anyone notice I haven't been here? Huge storm on Saturday night, burnt out all our telephone points but one and all the equipment, phones, Livebox, Wifi extender etc that was attached to them. The trip meter went but all the fuses in the old fuse box in the oldest part of the house blew and we hadn't enough to replace them until we could buy some on Monday. Lots of re-wiring to do, Assurance says they'll pay.


I'm at son's at the moment babysitting 2 small GSs, aged 1 and 2. Cuties. He's a dentist, she's an orthodontist and their nanny can't come.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 22:02

Hollie, I grew Echium Blue Bedder on year and it was lovely, beautiful blue, but it didn't last as long as bedding plants, such as petunias.


My GH is nearly empty now, I've taken down the trestle tables and planted tomatoes in their place. But the 3 cold frames are still almost full.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:25

So do I. Lovely photos, Cloggie and everyone.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:15

Beautiful Raspberry Ripple, want one.


I understand how you may need that many Rudbeckias, Chicky, I have a similar number! We will be very glad in late summer.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:12

Have planted a load of annuals into flower beds where tulips and forget-me-nots were. Done some weeding.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:10

Having a thunderstorm. Dog is trembling on his bed.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:31

Have planted out my tomatoes and sweet peppers a few days ago, also lettuces, curly kale and runner beans. Cucumbers and courgettes are hardening off in the cold frames.


Started planting annuals into the flower beds where the tulips and forget-me-nots were. Cosmos "Antiquity", rudbeckia "Denver Daisy and Prairie Sun", cleome, penstemon "Tubular Bells". Started planting into the pots and troughs too.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:10

Sorry OH is poorly, Mynx. Could you go out tomorrow instead? Or is he too poorly for that?

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:59

Our friends have left, gone up to La Rochelle, but they took us out to lunch first


I've been outside to plant annuals, but the pollen off the acacia trees is making me cough and my eyes go runny, it's 27° in the shade. So I've come in for a cup of tea and an antihistamine tablet. I wanted to get them planted as the forecast is for rain and much cooler tomorrow.


Hosta, you better keep clear of that salted toffee cake if you want to keep that weight off. But well done you. I only manage to lose half a stone at a time.

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