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Posted: 06/11/2014 at 10:50

Yet they want to pull down a rather lovely family home that a farmer built on his own land to house his family near his cows which is green belt. It doesn't overlook anyone. I admit he should have asked first, but being a farmer, not a developer he probably wouldn't have got permission. So why do they allow lots of homes on green belt that will spoil other people's lives?

Sorry, morning all. Only 2° and foggy.

moving snapdragons

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:48

I find they don't live very long anyway. I buy cheap mail order plug plants to save time.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:46

Doesn't sound a very good home, I hope they improve and make the changes. Didn't you say you were looking for a new home? How worrying for you.

Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:30

My Border Collie is in bed indoors. He hates bangs, especially thunder, but, living in France, no fireworks tonight. Fireworks are in the summer, especially 14th July, Bastille Day.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:28

Runnybeak, how awful for you. I hope something happens to stop it, but if it goes ahead I hope it is tasteful with nice gardens.

The farmers protest was a bit of a damp squib. Traffic flowed OK, but I took the country route in to town anyway. Babysat for son's baby, came home, cooked very late lunch, cleared away summer planting from sundial bed, dug in compost and slow release fertiliser, planted blue and yellow pansies, had long chat with daughter on telephone and now I'm here. But must go and wash kitchen floor while OH is out of the way at choir practice.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 09:35

So do I.

3° this morning.

Will be on Granny duty at lunchtime. But the farmers are driving into town with their tractors to protest about something, so the roads will be merry hell! Will have to find a country way. Son has Wednesdays off as it's his wife's busiest day (orthodontist), so he looks after their baby. But he has an appointment today. In France a lot of Primary schools have Wednesday off and Secondary schools have a half day. Most of DIL's patients are children.


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 22:46

The chestnuts have gone orange and are losing their leaves, but the oaks are still fairly green. The liquidambers on the way into town are flaming. But a cold wet spell is on it's way.


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 22:33

Edd, why don't you start a new thread on all that, then people will see it and know it's there? Bit heavy for this light hearted chat thread.


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 22:31

Lovely colours Bill.

Here in France we do quite a lot of recycling of rubbish. I've hardly been out of Europe. I think we are lucky to live here.


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:04

Mucked out horses and finished weeding, digging and planting the long thin bed below the trellis. Added 5 barrows manure and 2 sacks compost. Planted 50 pink tulips and 15 purple ones, a load of violas and some forget-me-nots and a couple more perennials. Then emptied 2 troughs of pelargoniums and blue salvias and planted 20 pansies. Going to veg out in front of telly.

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