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Posted: 04/09/2015 at 20:21

I hope no one feels excluded from this forum because politics are discussed. Just post what you feel comfortable with, you don't have to join in with political and emotional stuff. This forum is for everyone who would like to be here.

I feel sad about the migrants and we (Church of England in SW France) are collecting for Les Restos du Coeur to provide meals and baby items for the people who can't afford to make ends meet here in France. Unfortunately, the world is not an easy place for many, often because of human failings such as war and intolerant religions.

I'm almost ready to go on holiday tomorrow, have packed. Gardener's World on shortly.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 18:02

How lovely of your son, Dove. We are so lucky to live in Europe.

May not have time to write again before we go. Depends on Wifi and OH's ipad when we are away. Been a busy day.


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 12:15

Vet has been, he's pleased with Archie's progress, but it will take at least 3 weeks to heal. Friend will come and wash wound and put the stuff on it every 3 days while we are away.

I hope Charlie has a good party.

I must go and prepare for going away.


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:51

Haven't had time to come here today, until now.
We had to leave here at 10am to get to Riberac to meet friends who live 1h30mins the other side of Riberac, then we were all meeting other friends who live near there and going to a restaurant for lunch.
But I had to do Archie's 2 big penicillin injections, the oral anti-inflammatory medicine and clean up the wound. Archie wouldn't keep still, then the 2nd injection site bled, although I'd made sure the needle wasn't in a blood vessel. At least I managed to squirt the oral medicine down his throat.

Then the farmer arrived with hay, big 200kg round bales. I had to take all the string off it. By then OH appeared looking anxious as it was time to leave and I hadn't had breakfast. Had to rush in, wash and change, then drove like the clappers to arrive just in time. But our friends had arrived early and hadn't realised the car park was a pay in advance one, they rarely are in France. They went for a 10 minute wander and got a parking ticket.

Then we went to the other friends, but I had an elderly moment and couldn't remember where their house was! Found it in the end. Had very nice lunch on a terrace overlooking the Dronne river.

Pathway straight or curved

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:41

My thoughts are the same as Verdun's.

What to plant in front garden beds/borders?

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 17:53

If that corner is the 2m one in the drawing then that is where I suggested planting the Choisya because it can grow quite big and bushy. It would hide the stump.


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 16:56

Hugs for you, Yvie, and your family, I hope you all recover quickly and that your Mum's ribs are OK.

Liri, we like Scarlet Emperor, not stringless, old variety but leafy and pretty red flowers and proper bean taste.


What to plant in front garden beds/borders?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:30

How big do you want them? Do you want more privacy? I was wondering if a mixed shrub border would suit you. You could have a Choisya Ternata in the corner, which grows quite bushy and has glossy evergreen leaves and white flowers, perfumed. And a collection of other shrubs, like Weigela, spireas, Viburnums, Perovskia, Caryopteris, Hypericum Hidcote. Try looking with the help of Google.

Plant IDs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:20

First one is Hellebore Foetidus, second could be a rather weedy Michaelmas Daisy.

whose poo?

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 14:17

I think hedgehog too.

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