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Posted: 04/02/2014 at 15:37
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

 I love the idea of you keep the old ways go ing biz liz. What do you do now?


Do you mean milking my cows WW? Last one died a few years ago, aged 17. Didn't want any more as children had left home and husband had died. She hadn't had a calf for a few years and had got a bit on the plump side! But French supermarkets sell pasteurized milk now. Doc said I shouldn't milk as arthritis was starting in my fingers.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 15:17

Nut's one is Butcher's Broom, as she says, it's too prickly for floristry. Grows wild in the woods round here.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 22:00

When we first came to France all the milk was sterilised and tasted cooked. I used to buy it from a local farm instead. Then we bought an old farmhouse with some land so we bought a Jersey cow. I used to milk her and then her daughter. Amazing milk and cream and I made cheese too.

Snowdrops have started

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 20:29

That's really lovely, Berghill.


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:43

My beautiful red Megane estate car that I love so much has just failed it's MOT. Don't know the word in English, but it's something to do with a ball joint in the steering (I think). I have 2 months to get it sorted. My car was born in January 2004, I bought it secondhand in Nov. 2004. Previous owners were expecting 4th baby and need a bigger car. Can't believe it's 10 already. Never gone wrong before.

Proud Father

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:51

Well done the Clueless family. Better change your name, can't be Clueless after all to produce your son. Hope it goes well for him and he enjoys his school.

This forum has different threads for different things, there is the Forkers one just for chat. Generally the people here like gardening, but there are other things going on in our lives that we like to chat about - and why not?

My OH came from a mining family. His mother wanted him to get out of that so entered him for the 11 plus so he went to Grammar school then won a Scholarship for a private school then got a place in University and got a good degree in Physics. Had a good job, never looked back. I think it's harder for the young nowadays though.

Mystery foliage in gifted bouquet.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:41


Sorry, not without a photo. Are the flowers coloured? Could it be some sort of fern? There is a sort of asparagus with a ferny leaf with flowers on it Asparagopsis setacea.




Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:00

Well done Tracey, I didn't notice, just took it at face value!


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 10:37

Good morning all.

Hello Nudrev. What sort of gardening do you do in the Philippines? You must be able to grow quite exotic plants.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:15

I was a nurse too, but a long time ago as I was lucky having 4 children and husband wanted me to be a full time mother. Now I'm a grandmother of 6 with 2 more on the way.

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