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What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 23:12

Just found this thread. It was started when we were about to leave England to come home to France, after visiting friends and family.

Still have more tulips to plant, but it's taking time because where they are going needs sorting. Still no frost and annuals are still flowering in tulip places. But I'm gradually getting round to chopping down, weeding, digging up and then planting tulips, violas and forget-me-nots.

Have 3 climbing roses still to plant, Crown Princess Margareta, Teasing Georgia and Compassion.

OH has cleared loads of leaves.

The veggie garden is a mess and will need clearing during the winter. Still have spinach beet, leeks, curly kale and purple sprouting.


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 23:01

I love ballet, not much opportunity here, but Swan Lake will be coming to Périgueux in March.

I enjoyed the craft fair I went to as well, got some stocking presents and bought a load of English sausages and back bacon. Met several people I knew there.


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 09:32

Thank you for that info, Punkdoc, interesting. I trained as a nurse long ago and we were told that if you eat a varied diet, including fresh fruit and veg, there is no need to take vitamins. Extra vitamins don't make any difference.


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 09:24

Morning all.

Going to a craft fair (English) near Brantome this morning. Hope to find some stocking pressies for my grown up children who don't want to give up stockings. Each adult buys a little pressie for each other adult and big red skiing socks are put in front of the woodburner with the grandchildren's socks. Usually I collect little things on my travels, but I didn't this year. It's my turn to have the family this year, 10 adults, 6 children, 2 babies.

I was a poorly peeps, but I'm nearly better


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 23:24

Please comment, Punkdoc, you probably know a lot more than us.

Been asleep in front of telly. Going to bed. Night all.

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 18:00

I love English bluebells and their scent. Also cowslips, on the thin limestone soil here there are loads in the spring. We have lots of wild orchids too.


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:55

I'm bunged up too, GG and coughing. Trouble is colds are viruses and they haven't found a cure yet. Spent the afternoon weeding and planting more violas, tulips and forget-me-nots. Taking so long as the weeding and clearing needs doing first. But it has been really mild today, although windy.

But GG if your ears hurt then insist the Doc has a good look, could be a secondary bacterial infection needing antibiotics.


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:47

That is exactly what I want, but with gas burners!


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 10:59

DD, have you looked on French sites, such as Darty? What sort of cooker? I would love a new range, like Falcon, but they are so expensive. I have a French make of range which was on a special offer, hate it. No proper grill. Oven too small.


Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 10:12

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