Busy-Lizzie


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Help with Identification Please

Posted: 04/02/2018 at 12:31

Bit hard to say without any leaves and flowers. I have a Leonard Messel Magnolia which looks like the one with the lighter bark. But it could be another variety. The other tree with the darker bark probably wasn't planted there in the first place, much too close. Don't know what it is.

Best clematis for pots?

Posted: 04/02/2018 at 12:25

Oh good, I planted Rebecca in a pot last year.


I have a clematis viticella, Betty Corning, in a pot. Not such big flowers but she smells divine and flowers for a longish time in the summer. Pruning is easy as she's group 3 so I just cut her down in March and all the new growth and flowers are made in the year.


Clematis are thirsty and hungry, so it will need watering and feeding, and they prefer their roots in the shade. 

Last edited: 04 February 2018 12:26:37

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 04/02/2018 at 07:32

Morning all.


Watched half of Suffragette but wanted to go to bed, tried to record it, couldn’t because OH had set the recorder for something else.


Had a bad night, blocked nose, coughing.

what plant is this ?

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 16:52

Oh, I think it's rather pretty.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 16:48

Must admit, I was relieved when son gave up rugby, didn't like seeing the bruises and the stitches, but he was really disappointed.


Agree with you about chorizo and white fish, Obelixx. We had it quite simply in Sicily, with lemon juice, olive oil, a crushed up cooked tomato and local capers. I usually do a sauce based on bechamel, maybe with tarragon, dill or parsley in it, because that's how OH likes it.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 14:38

Thanks Dove. I'll do it with English Amazon on OH's account and get it sent to our Norfolk collection point. OH is having his cataract op on the 21st so we'll be there again soon.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 12:44

Thank you for the link Obelixx, but it's no longer available and the reviews are very mixed. But glad it works for you.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 11:43

My 2 English sons and 2 French sons in law are all going up to Paris to watch Ireland/France. They'll stay in a hotel and go back home, all live in France, tomorrow. I rarely watch rugby, mystery to me. Son 1 was very keen but was injured too often, knee ops, and had to give up. Met his wife when coaching a girls team at Uni, in France.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 03/02/2018 at 10:53

Morning all.


Think I'm getting a cold.


What will you do with all that dried lavender, Pat? Do you ever flavour food with it?


Wonky, tummy bug came from daughter 1 who we stayed with at the weekend. Some of the grandchildren caught it from her, I was a few days later so must have got it from baby grandson. OH had it yesterday. Luckily it's a mild quick one.


I have arthritis in the hands, not too bad except for 1 finger that I call my fat finger. The middle joint swells up and I can't bend it, hurts. Nuisance when I can't get gardening gloves on. When I don't do gardening the swelling goes down, it looks almost normal at the moment. When in England I went to a health food shop to ask about turmeric, it was so expensive I backed out in a hurry! I don't trust medical things bought on the Internet, read too much about them not having the right ingredients.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 02/02/2018 at 17:01

Crikey, now we're going to the other extreme, -2° with the windows open and just a sheet below 10°!


I helped OH get in several barrow loads of logs for the wood burner, then I washed the floor and felt awful afterwards. Tummy is OK now but throat is sore and temperature is nearly 100°. Wonder what is on it's way now.

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