Busy-Lizzie


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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 12:46

Hello all. Been busy.


Just been to the doc. He thinks the current coughing is because of the high pollen count, chest is OK. Have more HRT as almost run out and more Paracetamol for arthritis. He says it's just the joys of getting older but I'm not ready for a knee replacement yet and they don't replace fingers. He thinks my rib pain from the coughing is more likely due to tearing of the intercostal muscles.


Joyce's dentist sounds like my dentist son, except he has blue eyes.


Glad Runny's cheek is being dealt with. Must hurt a lot.


On to the next flowerbed. Meanwhile dust is accumulating in the bedroom.

Feeding Shrubs

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 08:30

I used to feed my shrubs when they were young, but now, like Ladybird I rarely feed them. But you could try feeding with BF and B and see if it makes a difference. Fertiliser can't work if not watered in so if the weather is dry then water them. Pruning, or lack of, can be a reason for not flowering. Prune early flowered shrubs after flowering and later flowerers in early spring.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:22


I may have posted a photo of this bed early this month. It was a mess. Here are before and after photos, which is what I've been doing in between the veg garden and the greenhouse seedlings.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:01

Sunny, but there is a nip in the wind. 3° this morning 14° now. Badly need rain.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 10:37

I think the size was too small on word, trying this one.


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 10:28

Morning all, sunny but nippy wind.



Now I know why pushing the wheelbarrow is tiring, I’m quite short, so have to support the weight with bent arms.



Obelixx, when did you prune the fig and was there a particular method? Since I planted mine it has grown bigger and bigger but bears no fruit.



I kept toys and books and now the grandchildren use them. 9 of them and 2 more on the way, a friend told me I’d harmed the planet, she’s very into ecology.



So exciting Lily, how long are they staying? Or did you say?


Last edited: 18 April 2017 10:35:52

Inherited this pond - help!

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 23:15

Hello, BL looking in  Thanks Pansy. 


I live in SW France. I have a pond in the paddock which often dries up in the summer, probably dug for cows. I've fenced it as I didn't want the horses in it, very muddy bottom. I don't do anything with it. I have a small ornamental pond in the garden that my son dug. It was pretty once but a friend's Lab went for a swim in it and pierced the liner. After a failed attempt at mending the liner I don't do anything with that either and it's got very overgrown. There is a marsh marigold flowering at the moment and toads breed in it.


I have a big garden and lots of flowers and roses, I just haven't time to deal with anything fiddly.


Sorry, I don't know anything about wildlife groups but I have joined a gardening club and I know of 2 others. Mix of French and English. I open my garden every summer for charity. https://www.opengardens.eu/ 


Good luck with your garden. Is the pond in the garden or in a rougher bit? I don't think you have to do anything really, unless you have a burning ambition to have a beautiful pond. Probably easier to dig a new one from scratch.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 22:37

I used to play Snooker in the local youth club when I was in my teens. Does anyone remember Hurricane Higgins? I liked him.


I used to watch Top Gear, liked it when Jeremy Clarkson was in it.


Just having hot chocolate with a pain killer before bed, spent a lot of the day on my knees, sniffing the good earth and cursing at the weeds.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 21:20

Lyn, if you're looking in, I don't have an iPad, occasionally I borrow OH's.


I re-started my Laptop, still have ads including TripAdvisor and something about Prince's father but I can type at the moment. That's the funny thing, sometimes it's OK, sometimes it isn't.


Been weeding and planting and edging this afternoon, quite stiff now.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 14:28

Thanks Obelixx. I've installed it, at least I thought I had, it's window it had finished installing it, but there are still ads. Should there be?

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