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Posted: Today at 11:47

That is exactly what I want, but with gas burners!


Posted: Today at 10:59

DD, have you looked on French sites, such as Darty? What sort of cooker? I would love a new range, like Falcon, but they are so expensive. I have a French make of range which was on a special offer, hate it. No proper grill. Oven too small.


Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: Today at 10:12

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: Today at 09:56


I have a bought wreath, but I make up bunches of greenery from the garden to decorate the house.



Posted: Today at 09:51

Morning all. Coughing. Bother.

Hope you like the new neighbours, DD and I hope their deer are securely fenced. Very good at destroying gardens, as I found out to my cost!

Very windy, my Border Collie doesn't like wind.

Never heard of Black Friday. Can't be a French thing.

Anything on your Wish List?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:00

I just bought 1 rose on my wish list while in England - "Summer Song", David Austin. Another I would like is "Pat Austin".


Posted: Yesterday at 21:47

Dug up my begonias this afternoon, threw away the Dragon's Wing one, there were brilliant all summer and stored the tuber ones. Planted the pots with violas. Planted up two pots, which had had basil and parsley in them, with early and late double tulips. Planted the DA "Summer Song" rose that I bought in the UK.

My cold seems to be getting worse. Going to bed.

Would you buy a smallholding?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:07

I had a similar experience to Dove. When I was young my parents bought a farmhouse surrounded by the farm and it's land, although my father wasn't a farmer. The farmer had built himself a smaller easier to manage house. I was one of 6 children. I was lucky enough to have a New Forest pony.

My first OH bought a farmhouse in Kent. It was a registered smallholding and I bred and milked (by hand) Jersey cows, just a couple, enough to have milk, cheese and rear calves to sell in the market when they were a year old. I also had chickens, ducks and guinea fowl and a big veggie garden. I had sheep for a bit too, but they were good at escaping, weren't mine so gave them back to their owner. It too was subsidised by my husband, didn't sell much apart from eggs and calves. I used to give surplus veg to the old people's home in the village. It felt good growing so much of our own food, but we couldn't eat the lovely ducks! I had John Seymour's book on self sufficiency.

We had 4 children and I thought it was a lovely place for them to grow up. But my husband owned a big dental surgery in London and had a long journey to work, so he got stressed and we moved to France, which he loved. He bought a practice here but died of a heart attack aged 53 in '98.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: Yesterday at 12:48


Plant support

Posted: Yesterday at 11:45

His last post was in May. He has a heart condition, hope he's OK. That's one trouble with forums, when people aren't OK you don't know what happened.

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