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Posted: 12/11/2014 at 13:01

Should have looked first, Susan, saw you have a cottage garden. Lovely.


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:57

Hello Susan Porter. Welcome to "Hello Forkers", hope you enjoy chatting on here. What sort of garden do you have?


Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:14

Morning all. Going to garage for new car tyres, before we leave for England and daughter in Northern France on Friday.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:48

Loved the second one, Beth Chatto and Hyde Hall. Hope to go to both next July.

Will the first one be on i player next week? Just realised as we are going to England on Sunday.

Free Holiday in the Dordogne France

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:20

Hello, Peter, I live in Dordogne too, but sorry I can't help either, my own garden takes all my time. I'm NE of Périgueux. Hope you find someone.


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:17

Dug the huge cannas out of the big terracotta pot today. When I planted them there were 2 reds and one yellow (but it was orange) in 3 little plastic packets from the supermarket. Now I have 2 cardboard boxes of huge roots. Had to use a garden fork to get them out of the pot. Wrapped in fleece in the garage. Pot now has bi-colour blue and yellow Morpho pansies and Cool Wave pansies in it.

Just watched "Gardens from Above" with Christine Walkden. Really enjoyed it. Wasn't a lot of "above", she visited Beth Chatto's wonderful garden and talked to Beth, who is now 91. I wrote to her when I was young and starting my garden and she wrote me a lovely letter, which seems to have got lost. Christine also went to Hyde Hall, another great garden. We'll be visiting both those when we go to East Anglia next July.


Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:36

Went to Remembrance ceremony. A friend, who had been in the Navy, read out all the English translations of the speeches. They hoisted French and British flags and had the 2 National Anthems. The schoolchildren read out letters from French soldiers to their wives in the war, very moving. Their was a young bagpiper from Edinburgh whose parents live in Dordogne. Then sparkling wine and nibbles in the village hall.

Am I not a lady, DD?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:51

Put it on to record together with "Escape to the Country" and the wretched satellite thingy switched itself off between the two programmes.

new job

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:44

Well done Danny, good luck for the future.

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:34

I'm staring to hate it almost as much as Virginia Creeper! Some took root in the compost heap. I never planted any, but I live in a forest that is covered in it, it is trying to spread across my garden.

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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