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Posted: 08/11/2014 at 20:59

You will be good enough DD. Lovely garden and you've worked hard.

I gardened this morning, weeding and planting, bulbs and spring bedding. Then visited a friend convalescing after a hip replacement. Tomorrow is Remembrance Service, out to lunch, Bring and Share after service. Don't know if will garden in the afternoon, rain forecast.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 20:54

We had vin blanc with our roast guinea fowl.

Fairygirl, thanks, but too early to say well done for the 220 tulips. Only planted 37 today. Had to weed the bed and add a barrow load of my home made compost. Also planted alliums, forget-me-nots and pansies. Wondering if all these tulips are a mistake as garden will look messy for my open day on 17th May, tulips will have finished.

Going to a Remembrance Service tomorrow, C of E, then Bring and Share lunch. Poppies will be on sale. The French have cornflowers, but it's not such a tradition as the English. I'm taking salmon salad, there are usually lots of puds.

Then on Tuesday, which is a Bank Holiday, we are going to a French Remembrance Ceremony by the war memorial in a nearby village. The Maire has invited all the English he knows to it and a Scottish bagpiper will be playing. Then we are invited to drinks and nibbles.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 09:54

Morning all.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by tulips. Still have 220 left to plant, beds need tidying to make room and rain is forecast. Poured yesterday. We are going to England next week, leaving Friday to stay with daughter in north of France on the way.

Also have 3 climbing roses from David Austin to plant, must clear spaces.

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:05

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We seem to have similar tastes Dorset. I mentioned horses earlier, but how could I have forgotten bluebells, really love them, since I was little. Here is a bluebell wood in northern France with my daughter last spring. Wish I could send the scent.

 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:59

I hate the smell of cigars. Love new baked bread and roses. Like the smell of horses.

Tomatoes

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:56

We in SW France have had a colder and wetter summer than usual. Was good for the herbaceous borders and the lawn, but the outdoor tomatoes were the worst ever then they got blight. GH ones were OK. Went to England on holiday in June and the weather was better there than here.

More weeds I think??

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:52

Try Geranium Rozanne and buttercups! Think I dug up the wrong one last spring

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:50

It won't grow here. But at least the stems aren't poisonous.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:39

I've never grown aconitums because they are so poisonous. I had 4 children and now have 8 grandchildren so never wanted to take the risk. No laburnums either, or yew.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:31

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KEF, I think you mean Spain!

Was only 12° here and you are north of us DD. Weather can differ quite a bit only a few kilometres apart.

Went to see friend in hospital, he seemed quite perky, going to convalescence soon. There is a lovely place in the forest, convalescence, re-hab and old people's home, converted from a chateau.

 

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