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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 12:55

Obelixx  http://www.photoexpression.com/271222,Lot-2-albums-traditionnels-Classic-bordeaux-100-pages,No-Name,fr,a-a59800-edc500002.html  No NO not that one that isn't the self adhesive one. I'll have to look again, but that is the company.

Been cooking but it's a lovely day, hope to get outside at some stage.

Last edited: 18 February 2017 12:57:07

Bad knees

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 12:48

Like Meomye, getting up is a problem. I can kneel, it's the comfiest position for weeding for me. I'm not good at hoeing and it makes my back ache. I have changed some pots for plastic ones, but I don't like the modern designs they have now in France, lots of shocking pink, turquoise and lime green. I like the square lead look ones I've seen in England but they don't have them here.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 12:43

Ooooh, do you know where there is a bluebell wood?  Does Thetford Forest have bluebells?

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 09:21

I hope so. I'm back in early May and 2nd half of July.  In May I'm also going to the Malvern show with Mattie who used to post here.

Last edited: 18 February 2017 09:22:27

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 09:17

Just missed DD and Lily P. Hello DD. I hope your new grandbaby is recovering well, how worrying for you, especially in another country.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/02/2017 at 09:14

Morning all. Blue sky, but frosty.

Postman has just been, delivered 2 large self adhesive photo albums that I'd ordered, just what I wanted, lots of pages and room for 4 photos a page. Got up to July 2015 when we went to East Anglia on holiday and decided to buy a cottage there. OH had sold his French house a couple of years before and had been looking in the Cotswolds, but couldn't find a 2 bedroom cottage with 2 bedrooms and a courtyard garden for the price of a French 4 bedroom with an acre. Met Dove so the new album will have a photo of her in it, outside a gorgeous Suffolk pub.

Busy day planned. Have friends coming to lunch tomorrow so shall prepare it today. Smoked salmon roulade, ragout of beef in red wine with dumplings (French English fusion!), 3 veg, chocolate mousse. Also tidy and dust dining room.

Greenhouse set up

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 22:34

I bought cheap trestles and some planks at the DIY place. I don't use my greenhouse in winter, I live in SW France and the winters can be colder than in England. I use it from March to early May with a little electric heater, 3 electric propagators and a warming mat for my seeds and baby plants. Don't need a  heater at all after that until the tomatoes are over. Then the greenhouse is empty.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 22:24

I wish I could join you, but we won't be in Norfolk until the 9th March.

Greenhouse set up

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 22:09

My greenhouse is arranged like Perki's with a path in the middle, staging and potting bench on the left and an earth border on the right. I add extra shelving on trestles on the right over the border as I have a lot of seedlings in the spring. Then the staging comes down and I plant tomatoes in the border. I add manure and compost each year and sometimes change some of the earth with earth from the vegetable garden. Haven't had diseases yet.

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