Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 16:34

The exchange rate has made a big difference to OH's English pension and to my smaller one, part of mine is French. OH is worried about future health care. In the next few years I need to downsize, an agent came round this morning, house prices in Dordogne have dropped a lot and far fewer English are buying here. Will probably take several years to sell, but then it often did before.  Most ex-pats I know think Brexit is a disaster. I've heard there may be far fewer flight to the UK and will be more expensive. I own a house in France and OH owns the cottage in England so it will be harder.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 09:05

Morning all. Grey and drizzly.


Have fun in Bristol, Chicky. My OH went to Bristol Uni.


I hope there is some house left when you've finished, Clari!


Staying night at son's tonight to babysit 2 little grandsons.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 22:19

Welcome back Topbird. I was without Internet too some of the time you were. Tree blew down on the line.


I hope the plumber's visit is a positive one, DD.


I've been to a gardening club meeting this evening, last one until spring.

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 21:21

Verdun's got something Monty hasn't - the sea!

I am going to buy a new garden shed

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 15:45

I also have a wooden shed, well it's OH's, seems more solid and much better looking, and you can choose what colour to paint it.

trees in sunken pots

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:18

Go to a garden centre, see if they have anything you like the look of and a pot to put it in and ask their advice about which to choose, how big it would grow etc. Have fun!

I am going to buy a new garden shed

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:16

I have a metal one for my horse stuff. It has weathered well, but got very hot in summer and cold in winter so I stuck aluminium insulating stuff over the ceiling and it's better. 

Feature tree suggestions

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 12:13

I am in Dordogne. Definitely not an acer in the wind and heat! I have a big one in a sheltered part of the garden but it's really a Maple and too big for your place.


A tree that has surprised me is my Silver Birch, Betula Jacquemontii, which has done surprising well. It has a neat habit, white bark in the winter and not too heavy looking in a garden. It would need watering for the first couple of years.


I don't know how big a tree you want, but 1 metre deep isn't deep enough for big trees, what's under that?

Monty don garden

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 11:04

He's worked hard and used his talents. But I wouldn't like somewhere as big as that and all the upkeep and expense. I have a big enough place and think it's about time for somewhere smaller and easier.

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