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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 13:24

Thank you Lily P and the others on the page before. I wanted to refer to some of them but my fuzzy brain has dropped them. Bother!

One thing, obelixx said it was Mother's Day yesterday, but here in France it's on the 29th May.

Gloomy cool day here. I'm working on my garden talk for Thursday.

work in progress

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 13:14

Looks great Baz, sorry about the frost, but it's not too late to plant and sow. Sweet corn, runner beans and French beans, carrots, beetroot, spinach can all be sown in May and I expect other things can too. One year I just pushed outdoor cucumber seeds into the ground where there were spare places, in May, and I had loads.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 09:10

Thank you for all your messages of sympathy. It's heart warming to know you are all there.

Apart from the news of our friends, the garden open day went pretty well I think. I'll put some photos on Garden Pictures when I've sorted them and put them on my laptop - if I can.

On Saturday night I was in the middle of posting to Daniel on the forum thread when my laptop turned itself off. Then it re-started and said I wasn't to touch it as it was installing Windows 10. I hadn't asked it to, I was goin to leave it until after my Power Point talk on Thursday. In the morning it said "Welcome Liz", my laptop has never called me Liz before, only Elizabeth! How did it know?

I haven't uploaded photos yet, I hope it hasn't changed too much.

What a nuisance, Dove. I suppose it will save you money at Woottens.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 22:47

Thank you everyone for your encouragement and best wishes.

This morning I had some tragic news. Some friends of ours had a car accident and ended up in their car in the river Dronne near Brantome. They were both drowned. They were a lovely couple, about 20 years older than me but full of life and enthusiasm. They came to lunch with us 2 weeks ago and we were going to lunch with them this Tuesday. They come here in the summer and live in England in winter.I was feeling quite shell shocked this morning. I don't know their family in England, I expect they will come here but they probably won't know who all the friends in France are.

My Open Garden was successful, I think. People were very nice about it. Someone said it was exquisite. The cake went down well. But it was very windy and cloudy. Lots of tea and coffee were drunk but not cold drinks. 54 people came, mostly English. Only one French man came despite all my advertising and talking to local French people.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:20

I've been watching it. True story, horrific.


Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:18

Weird, I'd just arrived on here when my laptop suddenly turned off, then on again and informed me it was installing Windows 10. Now using OH's iPad but the script is so teeny weeny. Bedtime.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:40
hollie hock says:

The threads now take up more space which leads to a lot of scrolling on the blank glarey page. I know it's been mentioned before but it is very boring. 

Could a jump to top/bottom of the page button be added? It would really help to move around the forum. The endless scrolling of whiteness is not a pleasant experience.

I'm assuming that this thread is the main one to add suggestions and feedback to the team

See original post

 Hollie, there is a "back to top" on the bottom of the page. If you have a laptop you can scroll by pressing on the up/down arrow buttons, or click on your mouse on the right hand scroll bar and drag it down keeping the mouse click pressed down. Much quicker than turning the mouse wheel.

At the moment, but I've said before and so have others, what I miss most is being able to go straight to the last post you read and email notifications.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:33

Good heavens, Daniel, are you still on duty at this time on a Saturday night? Even with Beyoncé!

High cover in shallow soil

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:33

I live in a forest in SW France with a quarry down the road and the topsoil is very shallow, less than 3 feet, yet the forest is full of oak, hornbeam, birch, wild cherry and other trees. They aren't as big as they would be in an English forest, but pretty big all the same.

But if you have a building nearby you can't plants trees too close in case the roots cause damage. How tall do you need? Would shrubs do it? Or small trees like Amelanchier or Crab Apples?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 16:21

Shopping and HW today, but will soon go out to the garage and set up the plant stall. OH has helped me put the trestle tables out.

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