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Posted: 26/10/2015 at 22:04

My daphne died suddenly, only grew it because I wanted to know what it smelt like and I've never seen one round here, Dordogne. Now I know why! A friend gave me a Gardenia in a pot, it died too. Choisya grows well here, so does Exochorda "the Bride" and Sambucus "Black Lace"

Parsnips in France

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 21:58

I live in Dordogne. I sow parsnip seeds in April and thin them out when they come up. They need extra water in dry summers. I harvest after the first frost as and when needed until about February/March. Sometimes they are funny shapes as the soil is a bit stony.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:52

That's so pretty.

Think I'm getting a cold, bunged up nose.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 16:07

Afternoon all. Been to a committee meeting and out to lunch chez friends.

Great news about your friend and his daughter, Hosta. Hope they have a lovely meeting.

That cat film made me laugh, Jo.


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 08:01

Morning all. Weather has got warmer, 20° forecast for today and sunny. But I haven't time to use it as I have a committee meeting followed by lunch with friends.

Thank you Clari for the tip. I haven't seen a picnic blanket like that in France. I could try the sports shop or get a waterproof mattress cover for a child's bed. He was clean in the night, but there was a terrible mess while we were watching Downton in a different room. Didn't help that OH had left the kitchen door open so that was 2 rooms to clean.


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:43

Thanks RB. He hated his bath, poor old thing, good thing I tied a soft shoe lace round his nose. He's so gentle except when being brushed or bathed.

Like the look of Dove's drink. Perhaps I should catch a cold!


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:25

My poor old dog had another smelly tummy upset this morning, I've had to throw his mattress away, 2nd one in 2 weeks. He now has a piece of carpet and a towel, must buy another mattress. He has cancer.

Not a good day for it as we had 2 couples of friends coming for lunch. Luckily the morning was mild so could open doors to garden and light the woodburner. Lunch went well, have just been doing washing up with OH.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:18

Glad you're better LeadFarmer. Look forward to next year's photos

I'd please

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 16:15

I can't do the quote either, but last year it worked OK.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 22:37

It was better and bigger this year, but can't find a decent photo.

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no emails as well as small text

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