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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 08:57

Most all.

Most of the accidents I've seen or heard about here are caused by young people. In England the young have more fatal accidents than the old. The safest people are those between 50 and 70. With the old, it's not the lack of knowledge needed for a test, it's slower reactions, especially in built up areas and figures show that they are the over 80s.

Going to see son today to have my tooth repaired and am staying for lunch.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 22:48

Have just ordered a load more plug plants from another nursery. Have used them before and everything arrives in a good state of health.  https://www.jardinexpress.fr/

Resurrected Six

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 18:29

Not all animals. My Border Collie, Tigger (RIP) never stole food. He would look longingly at it and look t me with melting eyes but never took it. Once a French farmer left a joint of venison for me on the little table outside the kitchen door and it dripped blood on the floor. I was out at the SM. When I came home Tigger was sitting there, guarding it, but he hadn't touched it. He had some for supper as a reward.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 18:04

Mara des Bois are scrummy!

Hurray for the rock, hope we get photos.

Back from the nursery school party. We all sat on mini chairs around a low table in the classroom - Mummies, a couple of Daddies and a couple of Grannies, some older brothers and sisters and the littlies. The cakes the children had helped make in the morning were Galette des Rois, big frangipane tarts, they were very good, lots of almondy frangipane and we had fruit drinks too. Small grandson and I had two slices each, don't know how he managed, I felt quite full and he asked for a third slice! Didn't get it though.

Memories of your childhood gardens

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 13:18

So was I, Posy.

The first garden I remember was in a Surrey town. The garage was on the left as you faced the garden and there were raspberries growing by it. Lawn in front of the house, then a low wall with aubretia, then a row of apple trees, more lawn on right, veg garden on left. My sandpit at the end of the veg garden. At the end was a greenhouse on the left and a shed on the right. Between the 2 was a blackberry bush growing up the brick wall. I was sick from eating too many blackberries when I was about 3. In front of the wall was a patch of grass where our 2 tortoises lived.

The front garden had a large messy bed full of calendulas. My mother just let them get on with it. She always preferred growing vegetables.

There must have been roses, in the front, I think, because when horses went by, there was a racing stables, my father used to rush out with a shovel to put the droppings on the compost heap for his roses. There were trade people's horse and carts too, but I can't remember what. I loved horses.

When I was 11 and my parents had 6 children, 2 pairs of twins, we moved to an old farmhouse in the country with a bigger garden. My mother still grew veg and my father had a rose garden with brick pillars with roses climbing up them and roses on formal beds. There was a big shrub bed at the side. Mum used to moan about the ground elder in it and sometimes a man came to dig it out. There was a big flower bed, usually full of weeds, but flowers grew too. Also a fruit cage, we kept our guinea pigs in it as it was properly fenced and netted. That was kept much tidier than the flowers!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 11:58

It's pre-school so 2 1/2 - 5 yr olds, but I expect the teacher will do the cooking and the children will stir. Pancakes too.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:52

-4° and cloudy yesterday morning, afternoon sun appeared but it only got to 1°.

This morning -9°, blue sky.


Re-Felting Shed Roofs.

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:35

Half the felting on my OH's shed roof blew off and tore in gales over a year ago. The felting came with the shed bought here in France. But we couldn't find roof felt for sale anywhere. So we replaced it with sheet metal roofing stuff. Wouldn't have suited the curves of a tea house though.

Which seasons do the following plants grow?

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:21

Where do you live, Deana?

This should answer your questions about what grows in woodland. The Woodland Trust is a charity that helps look after English woodland. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/plants-and-fungi/woodland-wildflowers/ 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 10:04

Morning all. -9° this morning, frost, forecast says strong winds are coming and then it will rain and be much warmer.

Going to see small grandsons this afternoon. 2yr old will be cake making at nursery and parents are invited for tea, but my son and DIL work so I will go instead. Their Nanny will stay with the 1yr old as he has a sleep in the afternoon.

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