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Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:35

Have cleared the summer bedding and half the old compost from 6 troughs and 5 big pots on the sitting room terrace and refilled with fresh compost to receive winter and spring flowers. Getting cold and gloomy outside so will do it tomorrow.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 15:40

Verdun said "PEOPLE WILL NEVER INTEGRATE. When will we ever understand that?  Why should they?"

I'm afraid I found that rather shocking. People do integrate. The English are a complete hotch potch of mixed races and from centuries ago. There are loads of lovely people who came to live in England who are completed integrated, of colour or not. I know some lovely Indians, educated, well mannered who now are really English. I think my children and especially my grandchildren are completely French, but my children are English too.

The vast majority of migrants and refugees are normal people who have lost everything thanks to fanatics. Unfortunately, the fanatics have managed to smuggle themselves in with them. Imagine someone coming to your front door with guns and knives telling you to get out, join the fanatics or be killed.

Sorry, this probably isn't the place for all that. Dove is being sensible and bringing in a lighter note.

Wonky, your mother in law sounds like me! No Marks and Sparks here either and it gets too hot in summer!

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 15:26

That's right Fairygirl, that's what I meant. They had their futures before them, their future children or their young children left without parents, their careers, their hopes, successes and failures. At least when I die I will have lived, but hopefully it won't be for some time.

Can anyone ID this plant for me please?

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 12:30

My anti virus won't let me see the photos, except for the 1st one, which is lavender.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 12:28

I'm leaving mine in the ground to see what happens. A few years ago I sowed "Bishops Children" dahlias and most still come up each year having been left in the ground. But it is a well drained bed.

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 12:25

I hope it doesn't spread, quite terrifying. So many victims were young


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:09

Verdun, will your garden ever be too full for new plants?


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 09:08

Have just been talking to son on the phone. He lives in Dordogne, as do I. He told me about the tragedy in Paris. I haven't seen the news since yesterday morning.

Chicky, I hope your OH is OK, and you too. But if they are letting him home he should be OK. It must be a difficult time while he's waiting for the next op.

Off to see the news.


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 21:00

Oh is still feeling bunged up in the nose and poorly. I went shopping this morning and I went to the "Resto du Coeur" the other side of town to deliver the Harvest Festival offerings from our local C of E. The Resto du Coeur (restaurant of the heart) is a charity that provides meals for the poor and homeless.

I also bought Tigger a new bed in the pet shop as I had to throw away two when he had his tummy upset, but he seems to prefer the old duvet that I gave him as a stop gap.

Planted up 3 more troughs, pansies, this afternoon and did some ironing.

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:45



Happy birthday Wintersong.



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