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Posted: 07/01/2017 at 13:03

I like the bypass ones. I have one that is over 30 years old but I don't know the make. OH had anvil ones which I didn't like, but maybe that was because they were extendible and one arm kept extending when you didn't want it too. I've just bought him some bypass Fiskars ones which seem good.

Planting roses

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:59

I usually dig out a barrow load of soil and swap it with a barrowload from the veg garden when planting a new rose where an old one has been, then dig in organic rose fertilizer and manure.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:52

The French catalogues aren't out yet, or perhaps they've stopped sending them to me as I don't order enough! I usually buy seeds in England, there is a much better choice. I did get an email from the plug plant people to say their catalogue will be out soon.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:43

LG, we must have different lurgies, I've been very bunged up, quite disgusting! Coughing a lot too. OH has been so sweet, not put off at the awful sight and sound!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 12:39

The boiler turned itself off sometime in the night, so no heating or hot water this morning. I tried ringing for a Corgi man, but it's Saturday. OH had a fiddle with it and it's working again. He thinks the pressure is too low, maybe I'll call the chap in the village on Monday.

I've had a relaxing morning in bed reading my book and playing with OH's iPad.

I hope Lily P gets there safe and sound, despite cold and strike.

Waiting for Hosta's next installment!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 09:14

Morning all. Everytime I lay down in bed I coughed and coughed so went down and slept on sofa, which seemed to work better. Woke at 3am so went back to bed. Glad your throat is feeling less painful, Dove.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 15:35

Hello all, we have arrived at our Norfolk cottage, first went to Tesco for supplies then Specsavers to see about repairing my favourite glasses that I trod on. It was only 10° in the cottage but us warming up now.

Interested to hear about those with the lurgy having tummy troubles, I have too and thought it was the medication. I had an awful night, coughing, got to sleep at 1.30 ish, only to wake coughing at 3 and we had to get up at 6am so as to have time to brief the house sitter and drive to the airport. I was dreading the journey, bad tummy day yesterday  , but was OK and didn't cough much on the plane. Coughed in Tesco instead!

England is a little warmer than Dordogne was! Still cold though.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 18:17

I haven't seen it for years either. What's it's sell by date?  Maybe I'll see if the village chemist has it when we get to Norfolk.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 17:15

Just put some sucky sweets in my bag, thanks for the reminder!

Last edited: 05 January 2017 17:16:14

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 14:56

My snowdrops are doing the same. Makes you feel full of hope  but they've been doing it since about a week ago.

Love my Rangemaster, needed an electrician too. Why is it going in the annex and not in the kitchen?

My bug did the that, LG, must be the same. But you've got children so difficult not to function.

Been doing some HW so Housesitter doesn't think I'm too lazy. Off tomorrow.

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