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Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:34

Morning all, terrible night coughing. But less bunged up this morning so hopefully on the mend. Felt rotten yesterday after the supermarket trip. I must must be better tomorrow for lunch party. Most of the people coming have just had colds too.

Going to make huge chicken casserole for tomorrow, I have a very big pressure cooker, and a tray of roasted veg. Must make a loaf of bread too. The one I bought in Leclerc supermarket yesterday is as hard as a rock.

Poured all night, sunny now.


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:44

Morning all.

I hope my cold didn't cross the channel after all, Dove. In fact it's been worse than I thought to start with. Coughing and bunged up in the night, not so bad in the day.

Thank you all about the funeral. She was 84, but leaves her husband. An English couple who retired to France who I've known about 8 years.

I'm going shopping now, need groceries and food. 10 people coming to lunch after church on Sunday and daughter and her two little children coming on Monday.

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 09:33


Happy Birthday KEF



Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:45

Wintersong, lovely story

Back from a funeral.

It was -5° and frosty this morning, now it's sunny and 9°. Back to the veggie garden this afternoon.

Rose pruning and frost

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:36

Each year seems different. In 2013, when this thread started, the spring was very cold. We went to Hever Castle for the rose week and there were no roses out so it was cancelled. Last spring 2014 was very mild and wet. Roses were 3 - 4 weeks earlier than 2013. This year has been quite cold, with snow, but it seems as though it will be earlier than 2013 too.

Moving roses

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:30

I would prune them, dig them up, plant them in large pots as soon as possible. End of March will be a bit late to dig them up anyway. Then treat them as pot grown roses until you are ready to plant them in the new house. Don't forget to keep them watered and to feed them in March.


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 12:08

Bench looks great Yvie. Not a long way to go, just needs summer to arrive.

We've been out to buy more deer fencing, compost and bird food. Those bluetits get through an awful lot.

Glad you had a good holiday, Lily P.

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 22:24

Bekkie, does your dog have DM? If that's it then don't blame yourself. Not your fault, it's genetic. Nothing to do with food.

Gothic, cottage, Japanese, modern

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 21:00

I think you've realised now that I live in France. (another thread)     

But I've been gardening for over 40 years, still make mistakes though.

You can put shrubs in big pots to give privacy. If you are good at art, but short of cash you can use plastic dustbins with paint effects. Make sure they have drainage holes in the bottom.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 20:53

KEF, I have a joint of venison in the freezer, local farmer gave it to me last week.

We had pancakes, with lemon and sugar

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