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Posted: 19/11/2015 at 10:02

Morning all. Raining. Feel subdued. I hope Runny and her son are starting to recover and the Docs are hopeful.

Off to do some HW.

Clematis Coming of Age

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:37

Well done and it will be even more beautiful next year.

coppicing the hazels

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:36

Thank you Nut. I enjoyed seeing your photos. I have woodland too and a tough chap comes and does the coppicing and thinning. He gives me logs for the woodburners and he takes some for his heating. So I always have a pile of wood at various stages of drying out. That is a good thing about living in France, more land and it's cheap. But sometimes I feel I own a wild life park! The animals don't always know what they can eat and what is my bit!


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 22:31

Oh Runnybeak, how awful for you all. I hope the doctors can do something about his leg. Was the dog a guard dog? Had anyone told your son if it was? I do hope his leg will heal and be OK. Lots of hugs. xx


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 10:53

DD, even my teacher daughter's PTA meeting was cancelled because of the Paris tragedy so I wasn't on Granny duty last night. What sun? Hasn't got here yet!

That does sound good after care, Chicky.


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 09:14

Morning all. Grey and drizzling.

Glad you are safely home Lily Pilly, lovely photo.

Farmer has just been and cleaned out the winter field shelter with his tractor attachment. Horses used it  and hay was in it when we were away in September and Archie hurt his leg so had to be near the house. Housesitter said his duties didn't stretch to mucking out! My shoulder has been playing up so it is a relief to have it done. Horses will be going in that paddock soon for the winter.

War Memorial Plants

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:06

This might be useful http://www.warmemorials.org/uploads/publications/359.pdf 

Fairygirl has given some good advice. I would plant a mixture of evergreens so there will be something in November and annuals to flower all summer long. The summer annuals can be replaced with pansies, forget-me-nots and polyanthus in autumn for winter and spring and the flowers will all be set off by the foliage plants. The trouble with November is that frosts will kill off the flowers.


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 20:28

I was meant to be on Granny duty today, but daughter's meeting was cancelled. Glad you are feeling better YvieStevie. Grandchildren can be so sweet sometimes.


Posted: 17/11/2015 at 16:41

Have planted 4 packets of tulips that daughter gave me. But first had to dig the clay and work in compost. In the long border that didn't get much attention last year.

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