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Posted: 15/11/2015 at 08:13

Morning all. I hope the storm doesn't cause too much damage. Hate to tell you, it's sunny here, but was only 0°.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 21:38

Well said Topbird.

That's a yummy looking cake, but now it's too near bedtime.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:39

I'm fine with temperatures up to 28° too, Hosta. I just don't like it up to 35° with hot nights too when not away on holiday and the garden suffers too.

I speak fluent French and join in with village events, but, lovely though France is, I would have preferred to live in England. But I'm so lucky to live in Europe when you hear what happens in other parts of the world.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:35

Have cleared the summer bedding and half the old compost from 6 troughs and 5 big pots on the sitting room terrace and refilled with fresh compost to receive winter and spring flowers. Getting cold and gloomy outside so will do it tomorrow.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 15:40

Verdun said "PEOPLE WILL NEVER INTEGRATE. When will we ever understand that?  Why should they?"

I'm afraid I found that rather shocking. People do integrate. The English are a complete hotch potch of mixed races and from centuries ago. There are loads of lovely people who came to live in England who are completed integrated, of colour or not. I know some lovely Indians, educated, well mannered who now are really English. I think my children and especially my grandchildren are completely French, but my children are English too.

The vast majority of migrants and refugees are normal people who have lost everything thanks to fanatics. Unfortunately, the fanatics have managed to smuggle themselves in with them. Imagine someone coming to your front door with guns and knives telling you to get out, join the fanatics or be killed.

Sorry, this probably isn't the place for all that. Dove is being sensible and bringing in a lighter note.

Wonky, your mother in law sounds like me! No Marks and Sparks here either and it gets too hot in summer!

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 15:26

That's right Fairygirl, that's what I meant. They had their futures before them, their future children or their young children left without parents, their careers, their hopes, successes and failures. At least when I die I will have lived, but hopefully it won't be for some time.

Can anyone ID this plant for me please?

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 12:30

My anti virus won't let me see the photos, except for the 1st one, which is lavender.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 12:28

I'm leaving mine in the ground to see what happens. A few years ago I sowed "Bishops Children" dahlias and most still come up each year having been left in the ground. But it is a well drained bed.

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 12:25

I hope it doesn't spread, quite terrifying. So many victims were young


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:09

Verdun, will your garden ever be too full for new plants?

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