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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: Today at 16:38

Gosh, haven't you had snow for 10 years Obelixx? We have, 2013, and another year I forget, and we are further south than you, but maybe it's because we are 3 hours from the sea.


We have the wind today though. I've been pruning the grape on the south wall of the house and it was quite warm, but the wind kept trying to blow it out of the wheelbarrow on the way to the heap. Will have to finish clearing up tomorrow. Think it's the first day I've been able to work in the garden here this winter, it's been so wet.


It's OH's birthday today, doing Steak Diane tonight because he likes it. One plant of purple sprouting broccoli in the garden is shooting so we'll have some of that and some other veg. His present is in the cottage though because it's part of his keyboard.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: Today at 14:50

Pets are funny sometimes. Still miss my border collie.


OH's eye still isn't right. He rang the hospital and the doc said it's early days and to wait a bit.


Was cold this morning -7°, but now it's sunny. Have got in a load of logs, thinking about pruning the grape vine.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: Yesterday at 22:04

Thank you Fidget. I found that article too. At least it sounds easy to fix if it's PCO.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: Yesterday at 21:35

Dove, about 2 years ago I bought Courgette Romanesco seeds as they said they had the best flavour, but they were totally tasteless. Maybe Dordogne didn't suit them. I'd be interested to know what you think of them.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: Yesterday at 21:32

Evening all, been reading back.


We are back in France, until Thursday - which was the day we were supposed to go to Norfolk, but then OH's cataract op complicated things. Straight after the op he could see well, colours much brighter, but by last night and today his vision has gone cloudy. Does anyone know if that is normal? He's fretting about it. My eye lid is still a bit sore, pink and swollen. I saw OH's surgeon, she thought I'd scratched it, maybe a bit of grit from the wind, but not serious.


Have a lovely anniversary, Glenys.


Back in the 70s I went to see the Georgian State Dancers in London, with my first OH. They were wonderful. I've just looked at the link above and more You Tube films.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 21:43


We crossed the river by the Reedham Ferry, Norfolk Broads and had lunch in the pub, beams and wood burner.

Growing on

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 21:20

I would keep them indoors for a bit, so long as it's light enough or they will go spindly, especially as a very cold spell is forecast. Take the lid off, as you say, they can damp off if it's too humid under a lid.

Summer flowering jasmine

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 21:18

Mine has survived snow before. Compost could help though. What about a fleece cover?

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 21:16

Thank you all.


Only thing to worry about now is - will it snow on Thursday?

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 23/02/2018 at 19:36

OH has had his cataract done, hurray! Was slightly worrying as his usual white coat syndrome kicked in and his blood pressure shot up. They gave him a dose of Diazepam and his BP came down so they went ahead with it. All very civilised and comfy chairs, nice staff and a cup of tea and biscuits afterwards.


We can go back to France as planned and back to Norfolk on Thursday. The going to Norfolk on Thursday was the planned trip, but the hospital decided to do the op now when we should have been in France, then changed it from Wednesday to Friday, just after we'd booked the extra flights. I've already said all that, starting to ramble! Relief it's done.

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