Busy-Lizzie


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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 17:00

Cold again yesterday but much warmer today, up to 14° this afternoon.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:50

Were you on holiday Victoria? Not ill, I hope.


OH braved the cold yesterday and took down the bean poles.


Much warmer today, 14° this afternoon. Been in the veg garden since we came home from the Christmas fair. Weeded an area where I've heaped 7 barrows of horse manure.  Had to stop because it's getting dark.


OH has mended the GH window which has been wonky for years, it's polycarbonate and it blew off recently.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 16:44

Been in the veg garden since we came home from the fair. Weeded an area where I've heaped 7 barrows of horse manure. OH has mended the GH window which has been wonky for years, it's polycarbonate and it blew off recently. Had to stop because it's getting dark.


I have inherited silver too, that gets an annual Christmas clean. Haven't done it yet.


Having the other half of yesterday's fish pie tonight. It was too big.

Dahlias - leaving in!

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 14:20

My soil isn't sandy, it's drained because the garden is terraced on a slope and the beds behind retaining walls are like huge plant pots!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 13:51

Just come back from the retired Police Horse charity Christmas Fair. Met several people we know and I full of pulled pork baguette, chocolate cake and mulled wine.

Sweeten & improve flavor of tomatoes? (cherry)

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:08

Good heavens, where do you live? It's winter here, not tomato planting season. Adding tomato food as the trusses form can improve the flavour.

Dahlias - leaving in!

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:05

I leave most of mine in the ground, but my soil is quite well drained. The stems go soggy and close up after a few frosts anyway. One dahlia, Bishop of Landaff, I haven't managed to keep over winter, but Bishop's Children grown from seed were OK.

Storing butternut squash

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:02

I leave mine in the greenhouse to dry out a bit. Had it been raining when you picked them? But they were in a polytunnel. Were they completely ripe? Otherwise I don't know.

Shelf life of grease balls for birds

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 08:31

Refill every couple of weeks GD? Once my birds get used to them they are gone in 2-3 days in winter, 8 of them.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 03/12/2016 at 21:39

First time I have liked Louise better than Danny. Thought she was great. I loved the last pro dance too, but I love West Side Story anyway.

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