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Posted: 09/12/2013 at 22:52

The new garden revival programme is being postponed a couple of times this week as they are showing Nelson Mandela programmes instead as he died on Thursday. I don't mind waiting. He was a great man.

I spent the day collecting my car from Vierzon, 3 hours drive away, as it had been repaired after a lorry exhaust pipe flew into the front of it. Except it took over 5 hours as there was a demo from the farmers about taxes and they'd blocked the motorway with tractors.


Posted: 07/12/2013 at 16:02

Off to 2nd concert now. Tomorrow going out to lunch.


Posted: 07/12/2013 at 12:13

Hello all. Been very busy. OH's choir is doing it's Christmas Show last night and tonight. I'm helping with costumes and cooking and kitchen duties for the meal. It's in a village hall, but about an hour from where we live. As the English are spread all over the Dordogne there are often distances involved when socialising.

Also I'm helping to organise a carol service in our local abbey. Will be making about 100 mince pies on Friday.

Had a power cut on Thursday evening and boiler and water heater stopped working. Plumber came yesterday. Boiler was a co-incidence, oil blockage, but water heater got muddled by the power cut.

Have to collect my car from the garage on Monday where it's been since the pipe from the lorry went into it. 3 hours drive away. Pain in the neck!

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:28

Oh, he's so sweet and he looks so sorry and sad about it!


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 09:26

Morning all.

Boiler for radiators and the water heater not working. Had a power cut last night. Water heater says it needs more water. Bother. At least we have 2 woodburners.


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 19:57

I get sent David Nieper lingerie catalogues too. I bought a long nightie once, very expensive, but lovely. Not a sexy one, pretty soft cotton. Then years later, last year bought 2 bras. They fitted perfectly. Amazing! Still wear them.

The only veg I buy is either luxury, like asparagus, or hard to grow in this climate, like celery. I had an asparagus bed once that I planted, lasted 18 years, but got taken over by bindweed.


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 10:17

Good morning all. Another cold and frosty one, but sunny.

Dug up most of that phygelius yesterday and planted tulips, did I already say that?

Chicky, the car isn't ready yet. The garage was too busy to start it last week. They said it would be ready end of this week, but I can't collect it as it's a 3 hour drive away and OH is busy with his choir Christmas show. I'm helping with wardobe and catering.

We have a joint of rare roast fillet steak for Christmas day. It's so expensive that it seems more of a treat than turkey. But this year my children are going to their in-laws so we are renting a gite the weekend before next to my son's and we are all going there, 16 of us. But I'll be bringing the beef as usual.

Spring wedding

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 17:51

I think violas would be good as they are reliable flowerers and flower for a long period. You can put them in pretty pots on the tables. There are lots of different colours.

In 2012 I received my delivery of plug plants in late September, I potted them on then planted them into outside pots and troughs when I replaced the summer bedding late October. You could buy them in a GC in Spring if you wanted to or now. These are mine from 7th April having been outside and had a lot of snow in March. The sun came out from late March and they grew really well.

 They went on to grow much bigger in May.


Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:39
MrsGarden wrote (see)

PD - merry christmas 

Question - if helleboringbores only have leaves and no buds, should i still remove the leaves? 


Mrs. Garden the buds and new leaves will come later. Remove the old leaves, then the new buds will be clearly visible when they come. Some flower around Christmas and others flower later, Lenten roses.



Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:35

Site seems to be working for me today. Box for writing in has come up straight away.

Been busy recently. Have dug 50 Barrows of earth and manure from aroung the horse shelter and the path to the dung heap. Farmer delivered 6 tons of "castigne" which is a mix of limestone gravel, stones and powdered clay, from the quarry down the road. They use it a lot here for drives and forest paths. We have been spreading it out in front of the shelter and down the path. There is rock under the topsoil here. It doesn't look so much in the photo.

 Am now really aching!

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