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Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 10:11

This concreting and paving of front gardens is causing flood damage too, nowhere for the rain to drain to and the getter drains overflow. I'm sure it would help if people would leave at least some earth or green in their front gardens instead of filling the whole thing. Would look better too.

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Posted: 18/12/2013 at 10:07

Morning all.

Beautiful cake, Stacey.

Must clean sitting room then put up Christmas tree. Bought it yesterday.

While in the GC also bought some more violas and a David Austin rose on special offer, 14.5€. One in a pot, William Shakespeare, deep crimson, very fragrant. In the French catalogue bare root ones are 18.95€ + postage. It will have to go on a pot on the terrace as flower garden is full and roses outside the fenced bit are eaten by deer.

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Posted: 16/12/2013 at 22:18

Pretty viola Gardengirl. Your bulbs are well ahead of mine. Haven't seen mine yet!

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Posted: 16/12/2013 at 08:50

Morning all.

Music does fire off the emotions. There were bits that my father used to hum loudly, I called them "Daddy's hums", they make me feel emotional when I hear them. Funny how even when children are grown up and middle aged they are still "children" to their parents.

We are going to see my "children" and 6 grandchildren this weekend. My son has rented gites in the farm next door to him south of Orleans.

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Posted: 15/12/2013 at 18:24

Back from Carol Service. Abbey looked very pretty, choir sang beautifully. But quite a lot of mince pies over, perhaps they were on diets. Around 160 came, but some years it's nearer 200, so hard to know how many mince pies you need. We've run out before!

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Posted: 15/12/2013 at 10:35

Morning all. Made 15L mulled wine, another 10 to go for this afternoon's carol service. The other lady who makes it is away seeing her son so twice as much to do this year. But I think I'll cut down a bit, we had some over last year. About 150 - 200 come to the service, but not all stay for the wine and mince pies. Don't want everyone getting drunk!

Have a good day out Panda.

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Posted: 14/12/2013 at 14:42

Here is Chris Beardshaw dealing with cannas on a GW video http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-protect-cannas-and-gingers-over-winter/60.html

I thought cannas liked a little humidity and dahlias liked to be dry. When I used to store them I put them in boxes of peat in the garage. I don't lift dahlias now, they are in well drained places and mulched and most survive the winter.

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Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:30

Morning all.

Making over 100 mince pies for tomorrow's Carol Service. But I cheated and bought puff pastry - which I actually prefer anyway. Then I'll make up 12 bunches of greenery for decorating the pews. Someone else is doing the rest of the greenery.

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Posted: 13/12/2013 at 08:41

KEF, I go to those check ups every 3 years, was every 2 but French NHS is cutting back. One time I was told off by the young lady doctor for being 9 stone. She said I should be 8 stone. I'm 5'3" with size 7 feet, big boned. Haven't seen her since, thank goodness, I'm well over that now.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:20

I thought the roof gardens were amazing. Imagine big trees on a roof! Wouldn't have thought it possible.

We drove through the middle of Paris on the 15th August bank holiday once, Parisiens all away on holiday, so not too much traffic. We drove along the river Seine and loads of houses had roof gardens and greenery hanging down. It looked lovely.

Topiary isn't really my thing, too controlled.

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