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Posted: 03/10/2014 at 18:49

Meant to say, good luck with those viewings BM, fingers and toes crossed so you can buy the house with the lovely sounding garden.


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 18:43


Cat update - Back from the vet. Cat isn't a kitten or a boy. She's old, well, over 12, has lost some teeth. Vet said she had signs of flea infestion which has gone, so the Frontline worked. He's wormed her, says she has no evidence of disease except for starvation. No identification. Perhaps her elderly owner died? Who knows? She's been in the woods for some time, unable to feed herself properly and is very, very tame and affectionate. But she did a poo in the cat basket, probably nerves. Vet wanted her to have a name for his paperwork (you know what the French are like!) so she's called Apricot.

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 16:40

I like crab apples, not too near the fence because of overhang, but they aren't too big and have blossom in spring and fruit, for birds or jellies, in autumn. Pretty with daffodils planted underneath. There are some very nice columnar beech near here.


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 16:34

2 men came to look at the garden and they seem keen to open it for next year. They deal with publicity, English and French and they have helpers to help with refreshments.

There was a chicken breast in the fridge, sell by 4th Oct. Seemed a bit smelly so thought I would cook it in the microwave for Tigger, my border collie. The whole kitchen stinks! Have cleaned out the microwave with disinfectant and sprayed the kitchen with 3 sorts of air freshener and left the door open to the terrace. It still stinks. Help! Tigger arrived, I think he thought it smelt delicious, but it's in the dustbin.

Recently a little ginger and white cat, pitifully thin, has turned up and has been eating my cat's food. I've de-fleaed and de-ticked it, but worried it may be ill or have worms. It's very friendly. Taking it to the vets at 6pm. Had to shut cat in cat basket, it's not happy, but I can't guarantee it will be around at the right time.


Posted: 03/10/2014 at 11:03

Morning all. OH was back from choir so late last night we didn't go to bed til 1.30am and we overslept.
Must wash the kitchen floor before man comes to look at garden.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 10:50

When they have been blackened by the first frost.

Small path ideas?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:51


A few years ago I made my daughter a garden in her tiny backyard. I made a path from small square stones that you can find easily here, some are cheaper than others. I dug the path out, edged it with wood (hidden), filled it with sand and placed the stones in it. Then I filled between them with earth and sowed grass, as that's what she wanted. If in a lawn the stones must be low enough to mow over. The little terrace in front has the stones placed very close together and sand washed brushed over it.


loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:42

It's come out in bold print, what did I click


Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:31

OH has just got back from choir practice. I was getting worried, it's late. (hour ahead in France) But they are doing a concert this weekend.

Weeded the greengage bed and cut brambles out of shrubs. Did some watering.

I hope you enjoy the Bingo DD. In France Bingo is Loto. You shout "quine" for a line of numbers and "carton" for the whole card. The prizes are usually pretty good, but sometimes include livestock! My daughter once won a live chicken. They handed it to us by its feet and its legs were tied together very tightly with a piece of rope. We couldn't wait to get home and rescue it. It was afraid and hungry and grew up to be a fine cockerel who followed me everywhere. But it got jealous of my husband so he had to make it a run. French Loto doesn't usually finish until at least 12.30am. It's often organised by the PTA of the local school.

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