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Posted: 20/10/2014 at 07:33

Morning all. About to leave to go to daughter, today and tomorrow.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:30

Ouch Mrs. G, hope it's not broken.

Looking forward to your photos Chicky. We are hoping to go to Hyde Hall and Beth Chatto next July.

We went to friend's leaving France lunch party. Enjoyed it but will miss her. She's 83 but very lively. Going to live near daughter in UK.

When we came home I trimmed lavender hedge, bit late I know, but it was 23° today, lavender will think it's still summer!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:21

Bother, Scott's still there. Wonder why.


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 08:44

Morning all.

Hello Bill. Hope you feel better soon BM.

Going to a leaving France lunch party after church. An elderly friend who is going back to England to be near her daughter. She's been here even longer than me.

25° forecast today!


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:13

Just looked back at "my posts". Today it was sunny and 22° and I shifted a load of manure. 2 days ago joints ached and I didn't feel like doing anything then we had a huge downpour. Does weather really affect the way we feel?


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 22:09

Dove, could they be on the dining room sideboard? I lost my new bag of Actea daffodils today. OH had put them on the sideboard.

Planted 35 daffodils today in the lawn under the Mirabelle, kept not getting round to finishing it. Ground was like concrete although we had huge rainstorm the other night. Had to mix earth with compost for the daffodils.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 14:11

Wow Fidget - what a great photo!

Dordogne Damsel said "my gardening advisers all seem to have had bad experiences with DA roses". All except me, if I count. What you have to remember is that they were bred in England which is cooler and damper than here. So they will need regular watering, here in summer, unless it's a real downpour, there isn't enough rain to keep the ground moist without watering. Where I am the soil is poor - yours is better further north, so they need regular feeding. My daughter near Poitiers has had success with them.

Spent 2 hours mucking out the horses' summer shelter, they'd pulled the hay all over the place and trampled and pooed in it. I don't do it regularly as it's some way from the house and has an earth floor. Usually the farmer does it with his tractor. Now must go and bang in some fence posts and replace some of the electric ribbon. Preparing to stay with daughter, only 2 days, but OH isn't horsey so don't want to leave him that sort of job.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:53

Lovely photos, Punkdoc, Lesley and Wintersong.

Mature Roses

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:39

I did what Dave above said to 2 old roses, over 20 years old, one is Penelope and they've grown back bushily. I hadn't dared prune them before because I had a problem with deer eating the lower shoots. OH then fenced the flower garden so I cut the roses right down last spring.


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 23:35

Welcome back, Pentillie.

I'm on Granny duty on Monday and Tuesday. Going to stay with daughter and 3 grandsons near Poitiers.

We had curry tonight, too.

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