Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Finding Felco

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 22:02

I have size 2, best secateurs I've ever had, so I bought 2 more, one for the greenhouse and veg garden, one for front and one for back. I have a big garden and a lot of roses. I am a woman with largish hands.

Help and recommendations choosing a plant...

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 21:58

I have a Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum Jasminoides, in a very large pot with an obelisk in it for the Jasmine to twine around. It is evergreen and has highly scented white flowers. It's really a climber, but I cut bits off mine and it's made side shoots so is quite bushy. It's now taller than me. But it likes sun and a sheltered position. What is it like by your fence?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 17:44

I have a steam cleaner but it's not that easy to use and not really efficient. But I have a Bissell carpet shampooer and it's brilliant, bit heavy though. Bought it secondhand from a lady who was moving house. It squirts the shampoo into the carpet, brushes it and sucks up all the dirty liquid.

Just watched GW, I actually forgot it was on last night.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 15:00

Have got stuck into HW instead of gardening. Some bits are long overdue  I expect the spiders are cursing me, the ones that escaped that is! The new window washing thing is fine but it only does my bigger panes. There are a lot of small paned glass doors here. Dining room and kitchen floors washed.

Buying our cottage in Norfolk was a bit complicated. OH had to get his money from selling his French house back into England. Also buying my car, you can't just give a cheque anymore, or even use a debit card for that sort of thing. I had to send copies of my French identity card to the banks to get them to transfer the money to the garage.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 08:58

Morning all.

Glad you are better, Wonky.

Think there's something the matter with me, haven't felt like gardening since July! The Gardener's Club are coming for a BBQ on Tuesday and I don't feel bothered. Must make a cake for it as there is to be a small competition, best cake, best jam, best pickle, funniest vegetable sort of thing. We all put counters by our favourite and we are all allowed to taste. My cake was 2nd last year and my flower arrangement won.

Have bought a thing for cleaning windows in Lidl, shall give it a go today.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:39

Came here to tell you about Brucie, but Dove beat me to it. Some people you just can't replace, he was the sort of person you think will be around for ever.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 13:12

Hurray, Yvie!  I hope you will be able to enjoy your holiday now.

Love crab salad.

Been to the SM. It poured while I was in there, made a racket on the roof.

Pool man is coming to change the pump for the filter. Water is getting quite grubby.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 09:52

Morning all.

It's Yvie's daughter who has had a scan because of a lump. Yvie has mentioned it and I replied to Lily P about it yesterday morning. I hope the result is good. Hugs to Yvie if she drops in.

Out to harvest my onions, then off to the SM.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 22:44

We are south of you and have had quite a bit of rain recently, ground is damp. August has been very poor for the holiday makers in Dordogne. Nice day today but drizzle forecast for tomorrow.

Couldn't get on the site earlier, it said "runtime error".

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 10:52

Hello Perki. Did you mean me? I don't have a helianthus, I have Rudbeckia Goldquelle, heliopsis and a tall yellow helenium.

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