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Posted: 07/08/2015 at 09:02

We're having a hot dry summer in Dordogne. There are now water restrictions, but are allowed to water for a limited time in the evening. Been in the mid 30s quite a lot. I don't function properly over 27°. Lawn was brown but has started greening up after the last storm.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 08:54

Morning all. Welcome back Lesley, glad you enjoyed your hols.

Lovely Mummy and baby Butter photo. I used to keep a couple of Jersey house cows.

I'm going home later today. Great that it's only 1hr 20 mins away instead of 8 hours, but son No.1 is moving later this month and it'll be 5hrs instead of 4hrs away.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:59

I think it could be alkanet.


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 15:38

Happy Anniversary Hosta.

Daughter, granddaughter (6) and I went for an explore this morning. Found GD's future school, in the village among the vineyards. Also found a very near neighbour, Chateau Pétrus which produces a very expensive and famous Pomerol wine. It all looks so peaceful around here, but the wine growers were doing things to the vines with very noisy machines at 7am this morning.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 15:33

Everyone's gardens look so beautiful and fresh. Love blue and white. Sometimes I think I'm fighting a losing battle in SW France, especially in a heatwave year like now. The thunderstorms stop it conking out completely. My garden is now probably a month ahead of in England, but flowers don't stay in flower as long as they do in England.


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 09:22

Morning all.

Helped daughter No 2 move house yesterday, took cold food for 2 days in cool boxes. Lots of sorting out to do today. SIL has fixed up the WiFi. It's a lovely house, big airy rooms, about 40 mins from Bordeaux


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:30

I'm afraid that some people just don't understand same sex couples and Hosta's OH's sister must be one of them. But they are people like everyone else and don't deserve such treatment. I have several friends in same sex relationships and they are all lovely. What is needed is more education and less bigotry. I hope no one minds my saying that on a forum. Hugs for Hosta and his OH.

Tomato growing tips

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 09:21

I live in France too, Dordogne. We have had a drought and very hot weather. Tomatoes can dry out very quickly with weather such as we've had and blossom end rot can be caused by erratic or not enough watering. I have watered mine more than usual this year, but when we were away and the housesitter wasn't so vigilant they suffered.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 21:45





Not ramshackle at all Wonky Womble, looks lovely.

My pots are now recovering from the lack of watering while we were away, but some didn't make it. Single petunias seem much more drought resistant than double ones.




Posted: 04/08/2015 at 09:30

Morning all. We had storms in the night, now it is lovely and cool, 15°. Was 27° in our room last night. Arthritis played up, had very bad night.

Daughter and family here, has I've said, and son and family coming to see them this afternoon. I need more supplies. Going to supermarket.

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