Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 11:10

I've had Border Collies for the last 40 years, so easy to train and loyal. My current one will probably be my last and he's 13  He's not keen on going in water unless he can see the bottom and it isn't out of his depth. He doesn't fetch either. He likes rounding things, cars, animals, people, up and then keeps an eye on them.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 10:54

Little poppets are in bed so I have a moment of peace and quiet. DIL is coming home for lunch.

Yes Lily P, grandson will be 1 on 22nd June and other grandson was 2 on 9th May. I have 9 grandchildren.

Will help daughter 2 clean their new house next week before they move in that weekend. 2 more little poppets, girl and boy, 7 and 5. Then early July I will see son 1 and 2 little g daughters then daughter 1 and 3 sons.

Daughter 1 will be moving house too, end of June. May help with unpacking. Son 1 lives 5 hours away, he moved further away last year because of his job, engineer.

Last edited: 26 May 2016 10:56:44

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.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

What is your weather like? (2)

Replies: 461    Views: 17020
Last Post: Yesterday at 12:55

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
Replies: 9    Views: 661
Last Post: 25/06/2016 at 18:37

When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
Replies: 15    Views: 411
Last Post: 04/05/2016 at 16:18

What is your weather like?

Replies: 1237    Views: 54099
Last Post: 31/08/2016 at 09:43

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Replies: 98    Views: 5181
Last Post: 09/07/2015 at 21:46

What tree has a flower like this?

Replies: 7    Views: 804
Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 22:04

Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

Replies: 7    Views: 868
Last Post: 05/02/2015 at 16:55

weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

Replies: 15    Views: 1232
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 23:11

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Replies: 67    Views: 4691
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 06:30

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Replies: 224    Views: 12310
Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 22:43

Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
Replies: 2337    Views: 152618
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 10:37

Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

Replies: 3    Views: 1397
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 17:25

Thank you to Tech team

Replies: 8    Views: 1336
Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 09:25


Replies: 7    Views: 1320
Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 18:22

Changing avator picture

Replies: 5    Views: 1169
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 11:47
1 to 15 of 23 threads