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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:53

Lovely tree Yvie and I like the decoration around the clock.

Haven't done our tree yet, though it is bought and in the garage.


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:49

Hello Lorraine, were you just seeing if there's anyone here?

Planting bulbs in December

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:47

I've heard of people planting tulips in January. I still have a packet left to plant.

Hello SweetPea, haven't seen you for a bit. How is your new house and garden?


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 16:52

I often get calls from people saying they are doing an energy survey in my village and do I own my house and am I over 60. I find them really irritating, usually just when I'm dishing up a meal. I'm not always nice like you, Dove.

I've made 112 mince pies. 100 for the Carol Service and 12 for us. And cheese straws with left over pastry.

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:31

I have tried this, difficult to walk and the spiky shoes get getting stuck and coming off.


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:20

Even if there are any calories I don't care!

I missed this thread as we were away when it started.

We always used to decorate the tree on the 13th (today) as it was my late 1st OH's birthday. If it was a school and work day we did it in the evening but I always arranged the lights first.

We had roast fillet steak with Yorkshire pudding on Christmas Day because it's so expensive we never had it otherwise so it was a treat. My lovely late mother would send me a cheque for it. Now the children are grown up I buy the beef and they all contribute with wine and other food.

This year is my turn to have the family, 4 children and spouses and 8 grandchildren. For the grown ups stockings each couple buys each person a stocking present, under £4. The parents do their own children's stockings. When someone mentioned stopping grown up stockings, my youngest son, who was in his late 20s, was quite upset! 


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:06

Morning all. Today is my big day for making mince pies for the Carol Service tomorrow.

Yesterday I bought another bird feeder for fat balls to hang on the lilac on the kitchen terrace. It was ignored yesterday but this morning there is a blue tit on it.

winter pansies and violas

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:58

Thank you Mark. Your post reminded me to look through last Spring's photos, now that it is so cold and grey. I have planted lots this autumn in pots, troughs and the ground.

Naughty cats!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:13

There have been various threads about cats, here is one, don't know if something mentioned in it might help.

At the very top of this page there is a box saying "search this site" with a magnifying glass. Click on that. New page with search facility pops up.

winter pansies and violas

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:07


Are they in pots or in the ground? I find the ones in pots need feeding as all the goodness washes out of the compost over winter. But if you feed too much they will grow lots of leaves and fewer flowers. I use slow release fertiliser granules, such as Osmocote, when I plant them in the autumn. I don't feed them again.

End of April in photo.



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