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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:18

Oh how awful, that happened to my first OH but at least he was at home. I hope his wife has plenty of friends to support her.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 18:04

What tragic and shocking news Jo. Hugs from me too. Was his heart OK?

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 11:40

That's beautiful, Lesley. French trees are behind English ones with colour, but round here it's mostly oak and pine and oak is later than others. Sweet chestnuts are turning though.


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 10:51

Morning all.

I hope DD's OH has been released from hospital now.

Small (4) grandson woke up at midnight, He cried and cried but couldn't say why. Probably strange bed in a different room with Granny not Mummy. Long cuddle and he went back to sleep until after 9am. Granddaughter also slept until after 9am. They went to bed on the late side as there was so much excitement at bath time it took some time to calm them down for bed. God knows what was in the pizza last night. Going to visit a cave this afternoon.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 09:55

I would like to express sympathy too. It all seems mad, but I fear Fairygirl is on the right track and someone in some planning or rating office has decided to class you as a business that is making money.


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 21:09

Busy day, children have so much energy! They are in bed now though. Going to visit a cave tomorrow.

DD, how do you watch iplayer? It's not available to those who live abroad. Great news about your OH coming home.

RB, hope your OH manages to sleep tonight with his hurt head, sounded awful.

Wish I had a plumber like Wonkys. Mine does sweeping of chimneys for boilers and woodburners as well. He was supposed to come today. He didn't.


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 13:42

But which ones grew better in the end?


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 10:52

Morning all.

Yuk, Wonky. Didn't the dining room table smell?

I don't like egg whites, think it's the texture. Nor does OH, but we like them beaten up, omelette.

2 small grandchildren coming to stay today until Thursday.


Posted: 19/10/2015 at 10:14

Autumn mulching can also protect plants from winter cold. So perhaps that depends where you are. Verdun is in sunny Cornwall. I'm in freezing Dordogne, colder than England in winter, but warms up quickly in spring. Just looked up what RHS says, autumn and early spring.

I don't mulch thyme, lavender, rosemary, poor soil plants, but I mulch herbaceous borders and roses. When I do it usually depends on my time and the weather. Osteospermums don't survive winter here whatever I do.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 22:57

Autumn and early spring are good times to apply mulch. Your manure is fine. Apply it about 2 ins thick around plants, but not touching the stems.

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