Busy-Lizzie


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In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 14:15

Again I agree with Dove.

Verdun, in answer to your question, I have been involved with the re-housing in a local village here in Dordogne of 2 families from Iraq who were picked up of the streets by a charity, having been thrown out of their homes by ISIS. One mother was pregnant, her baby was born here in a local hospital, they have 4 other children and narrowly escaped having their throats cut. I have also given beggars in our local town a meal, clothing and a sleeping bag to one young girl who was shivering.

But all that is not anything to do with Europe and whether the UK leaves it. It would probably be disastrous for ex-pats if the UK leaves Europe. Over 20,000 in Dordogne and over 170,000 in France, over 300,000 in Spain. Who knows what will happen to their pensions and their health care.

Plastic containers

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:48

I like the plastic, or is it resin, ones that look like terracotta. Long lasting, not too heavy to move, don't crack up in the frost (as a lot of the French ones do), need less watering - but quite expensive. They seem to have stopped selling them here. I had a look in the GC and all the new pots seem to be bright pink, purple, lime green or black, very stark lines. Didn't like them.

Yet another beautiful day!

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:00

Was -3° frosty this morning. Now it's 6°, mostly cloudy, with a nippy breeze. SW France. May do some pruning though.

Plastic containers

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:57

I think they are even more expensive in France. When I go to England I find there is a much better choice of all pots, except terracotta, and the prices are better.

Gardners world

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:54

I'm afraid I dozed off in the middle, but there was visit to a nursery to look at small trees with Joe Swift and Carol visited a garden full of spring flowers, like cyclamen coum, on the side of a Welsh mountain. I find Monty's voice quite soporific!

Plant to cover shed

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:48


 

We have clematis Montana Marjorie on our shed. But first we painted the shed Willow green from Cuprinol.

 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:18

I think minus 6 or 7 is really cold! My eyes and nose start running at +7°.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:14

Mother's Day is 29th May in France.

I do Sudoku before going to sleep. I used to read but the reading light is too bright for OH and I need it brighter than I used to. OH just drops off. When I start nodding I stop doing Sudoku and turn out the light. Can't have tea or I'm in the loo all night and tea is a stimulant. Hot chocolate works better.

May do some more pruning this afternoon.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:28

 RB

It stopped raining this afternoon so I pruned Paul's Scarlet and the Pilgrim climbing roses. I potted up some gypsophila Bristol Fairy that I bought in a packet in the GC. There were about 9 shooting roots so I put them in 3 deep pots. Potted up purple sage which had grown roots along the stems.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:44

Glad you're back punkdoc, we worry about you. I hope the threat of the solicitor works.

I've been outside pruning and potting. Thought it wouldn't be possible, but after the heavy rain the sun came out.

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