Busy-Lizzie


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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:55

You walk in long grass, tick drops off onto your lower leg and climbs up


I used drops called Avantix to prevent them settling on my dog. Frontline before that but it's lost some of it's effectiveness.

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 13:53

Lots of ticks here. I've had several on me. Soak a piece of cotton wool in surgical spirit (but ether is best if you can get it), hold it against the tick for a couple of minutes then tweak off tick with a twisting movement. Works every time, never needed antibiotics. Used to remove them from my old dogs too. My cat is harder as she's a wriggler. Have to make sure jaws are out. Ticks have to be removed as soon as possible, they need about 2 days to transmit the diseases. I never saw any when I lived in England but they are an unpleasant fact of life here.

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:46

Morning all. Couldn't get on here yesterday, Internet misbehaving.


Vet told me that cats rarely get tick transmitted diseases as they are resistant, unlike dogs. So a tick isn't so serious for them.


Yesterday we visited 2 friends gardens that were open in the Open Gardens scheme https://www.opengardens.eu/  Mine will be open on 9th July.


It will be a gardening day today.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:26

Morning all.


That sounds dramatic, Mary.


I have a wardrobe like that, Topbird, have put on 2 sizes in the last 10 years, don't eat more than I did and have cut down on carbohydrates, but nothing happens.


It will be a gardening day today, when the bread is made and the washing in on the line.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 23:12

We went to visit 2 friends gardens today in the Open gardens scheme and we met DD - just leaving as we arrived at the second one. Meant to tell her how nice her hair was looking, soft with blond highlights.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 22:33

Having problems getting on the site again and haven't been able to read back either, amazed that at last I can type something, wonder if it will post.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 09:20

Just looked at the News, when will it stop? So awful for those affected.

Soon we will be going out to look at 2 friends gardens having their Open Day. Each is 30 mins from here, but they are in opposite directions. I wonder if the one in Saint Germain des Prés is the one you are going to, DD?

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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 18:16

Happy birthday to GD's OH. Is he retiring now, then?


No gardening today, raining. Yesterday did support for the broad beans, tied up tomatoes, staked some perennials, tied up a clematis and did a barrow load of weeding. Oh, and Chelsea chopped the very tall double rudbeckias.

Hardy perennials........young plants

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 13:39

A larger plant should be more slug resistant too. Annuals and biannuals only have a year or two to maturity so can be planted fairly small as they grow very quickly.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 11:58

Hello all.


It is raining!  Hurray, at last. But the storm and the rain on the skylight woke me up in the night. I have lots of HW and i.....g to do so must get on with it.


Have you moved into the house that will be the B&B yet, DD? When you are ready we'll come and take tea. I wish I could help, but have so much on and we are just too far away for ease. My Strawberry Tea is on the 9th June.

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