Busy-Lizzie


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Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 23:22

I suppose everyone has gone to bed now. Laptop has (more or less) let me read but won't let me type.


Collected my new car today, bright, shiny red Renault Megane Estate. I think she's beautiful. Room for plants and compost in the boot


Planted onion sets and sowed seeds in veg garden, had to water, getting so dry.


Sleep well everyone. I will be naked in bed, but nightie is at hand for when I get up.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 22:29

Laptop hasn't let me post since this morning.


Just when Dove mentioned a square of dark chocolate we were eating 3 (each)!


Have been planting onions sets and sowing veg, earth very dry, had to water. Glad to hear it's raining at Dove's, hope that means my little bed at the cottage is being watered too. We'll be there in May. Taking the new Megane. She's very shiny and red but that won't last long, given the state of the drive.


I had a sort out of stuff in the old car and transferred the essentials to the new one. Threw a load of rubbish away, including a 2001 phone directory, and am left with a bagful of stuff I don't know what to do with!


There's been a horrid smell in the larder. Spent yesterday afternoon cleaning it and hoovering behind the fridge, but I can't get behind the freezer. It's on a step and too heavy. But the smell is much better. I have a lunch party on Sunday for friends who are moving back to England so the smell was not wanted! There will be 18 for lunch but some are bringing food.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 11:35

Sugared almonds  I bought some Creme Eggs when we were last in Norfolk, but couldn't bring them back on the plane. Haven't had one for years. I wonder if I will still like them.


Just collected my new car, not that different from the old one but the door locks all by itself, which I will probably find irritating. I like being able to see the speed in numbers rather than on a clock dial, and there is a choice too. It feels quiet and smooth, think the exhaust may have been just starting to go on the old car.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 22:01

Thank you Joyce. You may also notice I haven't finished cutting down the old dead perennials.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 21:43


Some tulips don't even look like tulips, red one is peony flowered.

Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 10:12

Laptop has let me read back to yesterday morning. I envie anyone with rhododrendrons, the soil here is very alkali, shallow, on limestone. I’ve had 3 in pots, all died. Not enough rainwater in summer to keep them watered.


The forecast has cancelled the rain for the weekend, sun for the next two weeks. Garden is getting dry, shouldn’t moan though.


Thanks Joyce.


Resurrected Eleven

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 09:57

Morning all.
Lovely magnolia, Sunny, glad you managed to post the photos.


Slept badly, too hot, coughing. Woke up coughing with bunged up nose. But it's not really bad like in January, except the rib I damaged then is hurting again.


Need to go to the SM, garden is getting away from me, but I'm going to pick up new car tomorrow morning!


Now I'll look back to page before, thought I'd write first in case the site got stuck.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 09:44

Morning all.


I slept badly, woke up feeling too hot, skin felt sore. Then woke up coughing which woke OH up. Coughing and bunged up nose this morning. Haven't felt right the last few days, thought it was pollen allergy, been taking Boots 1 a day allergy tablets. But I don't feel ill now, not like it was in January and Feb.


SM this morning then gardening. Picking up new car tomorrow

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 22:59

Internet changed it's mind so I've caught up.


Such great news from  3 of you, Wonky, DD and Lily P.


Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 22:49

Seems there is good news from DD, I hope so, but Internet won't let me scroll back past 5 or 6 posts and I can't get to the previous page.



Spent most of the day in the GH, hot. Now have 430 babies potted up, including some of my own seedlings. More of my seedlings are nearly ready to pot on, not much room left.
Nighties all.

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