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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 11:17

That's appalling, punkdoc. I hope she's allowed to stay with her family.

Not many of the French here go to church on a Sunday. Don't know if the Sunday closing is for religious or social reasons. But more than half the shops in Périgueux, the Dordogne capital, were closed on Saturday afternoon and I know they are closed on Sundays and a lot are closed on Monday morning too. A lot are closed for 2 hours at lunchtime every day. The garden centres are closed at lunchtime too and they don't have refreshments or cafés like in England. Some supermarkets are open Sunday mornings on the outskirts of town. Everything is shut on Sunday afternoons.

Also it was hard finding a nice restaurant for OH's birthday lunch as a lot of the restaurants here are shut for the winter. I've been told the owners also have restaurants in the ski resorts so that's where they are in wintertime.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 10:31

Hello girls.

2 daughters and 5 grandchildren came to stay last week, school hols, but husbands were working. Also the mammouth rose and shrub pruning has started, so I haven't had much time. First daffodils starting to come out, but I think something has eaten the new crocuses I planted in the autumn.

OH watched SS-GB last night, I got bored with it and the main actor who whispers so I stopped watching it.

I haven't had notifications since Thursday, except 1 batch that all came at once, then nothing. I can't get used to using Followed threads instead.

I don't like Windows 10, it just installed itself without asking. I was quite happy with Windows 7.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 09:40

2 days ago it was sunny, cold -5° at 8am. Now it's damp and grey, +7° at 8am. Oh, just seen some blue sky through the window.

Blueberry planting

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 23:20

You can only find out by planting them, but 2/3 of the roots is a lot to break off. You only needed to loosen them around the edges. Plant them in acid soil or compost and give them some winter protection such as horticultural fleece. Mine are pretty hardy, but I believe the winters in Seattle are very cold.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 21:43

I liked him in Bergerac and Midsomer Murders. Like Poldark too, how could you compare it with football?

I was wondering about Waitrose Sunday deliveries. Nothing is delivered in France on a Sunday. Only very recently that supermarkets were allowed to open on Sunday mornings.

OH is watching the SS thing on TV. I got bored with it and the main actor gets on my nerves.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 17:56

I'm all discombobulated by the lack of notifications too. Not used to using followed threads.

Have done some rose pruning today and talked to family on the phone. Loads of rose left to do, weather forecast not very good.

Waiting for pizza to cook.

Going to the Malvern Spring Show, probably already said.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 18:37

Yesterday I, at last, planted the other two Gertrude Jekyll roses that OH gave me in the upper rose trellis bed. First removed a barrow load of weeds and cut down perennials. Changed quite a bit of the soil with soil from veg garden, compost and manure as there may have been roses there before. They used to get eaten by deer before OH fenced the flower garden. Also pruned a climbing rose, Pink Cloud.

Today pruned most of the Paul's Scarlet climber up the house and OH attacked a honeysuckle that hasn't been pruned for about 12 years.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 15:54

Tried a new restaurant (new to us) for OH's birthday, really delicious meal. His favourite restaurant was on holiday.

Very quiet in town this afternoon, half the shops were shut. I rarely go there on a Saturday, I always imagine it to be bustling. But the car parks were full in the big shopping area where the hypermarket is, on the way home.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 10:27

Just after I said I hadn't received any email notifications they all arrived, but none since.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 10:20

Dove's irises are lovely and neat, but mine look messy as the leaves have shot past the flowers.

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