Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 14:59

They are beautiful animals aren't they Dove? The flat racers are a bit too skinny and greyhoundish. My best friend at school trained steeplechasers, I was lucky enough to ride a couple when I went to stay. I never cared for the betting side, just liked to look at the horses.

Back from lovely meal out in pretty local town. A new bookshop with English books and a tea room has opened. The friendly owner is French. What will happen to people like that catering to the English (and Ryanair, for that matter) if England leaves the EU. Sorry, wrong thread

New flower bed

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:17

I hope they aren't Leylandii that you have in there already. They grow enormous.

Look up hardy perennials on Google if you want flowers that come up every year, but I think front garden beds like that look quite nice with shrubs in them, tallest in the middle and shorter round the edges. Look up Choisya, Weigela, Caryopteris, Sambucca Black Lace (will need yearly pruning), small leaved lilac etc.

Garden Ponds...

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:11

I don't care for JV either.

What I can't understand is how they got into such a big fish tank. Apparently their mother thought they were playing upstairs. 2 years old is too young to leave children alone. I used to lock the back door if I needed the loo so mine wouldn't go outside without me.

crocuses

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:02

I planted 400 in a well drained lawn, in sun, some years ago. They have disappeared over the years, one came up this year. I thought it was because they dried out too much in summer, can't have been waterlogging.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 09:36

Sun and blue sky.

I hope you enjoy Wisley, scroggin.

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 09:32

My favourite is Chris Beardshaw

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 09:14

Morning all. Sunny.

Going to local tourist town today to put up posters for concert and have lunch, think I said that last night

Thought I'd lost my old dog last night. Took him out for bedtime wee and he ran off into the paddock in the dark. Didn't come when I called him. But he turned up at the kitchen door 10 minutes later. He's getting a bit senile as well as not being well.

I wish we could be on summer time all the time. Don't like those dark winter evenings. The EDF said we would use less electricity on summer time.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 23:17

Good heavens! 17 PMs! Sounds as though someone was stalking you, Clarice. Hope all is OK now.

Was a lovely day, gardened and sowed seeds. OH is taking me out to lunch tomorrow in a pretty Dordogne town. We are going to put out posters there for his choir's concert.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 23:10

I live in Dordogne and when we started the veggie garden well over 20 years ago we removed barrowloads of stones, limestone, because it was just impossible. Gave up and had 2 lorry loads of topsoil delivered, but it wasn't very good quality, and a farm trailer of manure. I still pick stones out.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 23:04

Could it be Pierre de Ronsard?

Lovely photos again Hefty, pretty colours.

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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