Busy-Lizzie


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Garden fence

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:04

I think you have to check with your solicitor. It does seem a strange demand though and why should the builder bother about it now since it's not his any more, he's sold it to you.

Farmyard manure & dogs

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 16:59

My dog occasionally ate horse poo, I have horses, but when I spread manure as a mulch he usually didn't bother with it.


I've mixed it with compost in the bin, used it as a mulch and, especially when planting roses, mixed it by digging it into the earth.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 09:33

Morning all.


I hate running, just can't understand what people see in it! Jars the knees and I have a dodgy one. Like walking, but now Tigger has gone the fun has gone out of it.


If it doesn't rain today I'll plant some daffodils. But first we must take two old TVs to the tip. When my son came to lunch last Saturday he helped OH put them in the trailer. One is very heavy.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 12:57

I've spent a lot of the morning sorting through photos on the Laptop and choosing some to print for the album. Have masses, only want a few, grandchildren, holidays etc.


Obelixx, I haven't found small deep plant pots here. I use loo rolls for sweet peas and ordinary small black pots for broad beans. A friends uses cheap plastic tumblers from the SM with drainage holes that she makes. I heat a skewer on the gas and use that for drainage holes in plastic cups.

First Rose Garden

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 10:19

So he did, but my Lady Emma isn't quite so intense in colour as that. I don't think the colours in print or on the web are always very accurate.


Have you been to the DA gardens, Marlorena? We went 2 years ago in June, they were wonderful.

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 22:13

What pretty beds, Alan.

I think that rose is Apricot Nectar but the name has appeared above Gertrude Jekyll. It looks similar to Lady Emma Hamilton which I have. I love Lady Emma, neat habit, red flushed leaves, gorgeous scent, flowers 3 or 4 times a year, never ill (so far).

First Rose Garden

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 18:50

Pink roses look lovely underplanted with blue, such as Geranium "Orion", Johnson's Blue for early flowering and Rozanne for later flowering. Also blue salvias, Nepeta, veronicas (not tall), compact perovskia.

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:15

Autumn colour is coming out here, despite the drought. I've just been to see an elderly lady friend in a home and the drive was cross country, starting to look lovely.


Pat, when there are co-incidences like that I sometimes wonder if they are looking down on us too!


What's happening at York Minster? We will be there is about 3 weeks. Shall ask Google.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 11:21

The house market is so different in the UK. Expenses here in France are more too, Agents, Notaires and taxes.


I love Marmite, have it most days on toast for brekkies. They now sell it in French supermarkets.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 10:48

Morning all. My fingers are crossed too, DD. If the septic tank isn't right it's the seller who has to pay. I presume the house is on mains drainage so I don't know who pays in that case.


Raining today and rained in the night, so welcome. I have a load of daffodils to plant in the hard dry ground.


In France for a house to be on the market for 3 years is quite normal. Took OH 6 years to sell his. He put it on the market when his wife died. If he had sold it in the first year or two I wouldn't have met him.

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