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What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:05

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We seem to have similar tastes Dorset. I mentioned horses earlier, but how could I have forgotten bluebells, really love them, since I was little. Here is a bluebell wood in northern France with my daughter last spring. Wish I could send the scent.

 

What smells, good or bad, evoke memories

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:59

I hate the smell of cigars. Love new baked bread and roses. Like the smell of horses.

Tomatoes

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:56

We in SW France have had a colder and wetter summer than usual. Was good for the herbaceous borders and the lawn, but the outdoor tomatoes were the worst ever then they got blight. GH ones were OK. Went to England on holiday in June and the weather was better there than here.

More weeds I think??

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:52

Try Geranium Rozanne and buttercups! Think I dug up the wrong one last spring

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:50

It won't grow here. But at least the stems aren't poisonous.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:39

I've never grown aconitums because they are so poisonous. I had 4 children and now have 8 grandchildren so never wanted to take the risk. No laburnums either, or yew.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:31

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KEF, I think you mean Spain!

Was only 12° here and you are north of us DD. Weather can differ quite a bit only a few kilometres apart.

Went to see friend in hospital, he seemed quite perky, going to convalescence soon. There is a lovely place in the forest, convalescence, re-hab and old people's home, converted from a chateau.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 09:30

Morning all. Raining so off to supermarket and Wok place for lunch.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:30

It seems amazing that a whole year has gone by since Dove was counting days to her retirement.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:07

Have tackled the end of the middle bed today, phlomis was taking over so dug a lot out. Potted some up for plant sale next year. The soil underneath was horrid - orangey clay. Dug in a barrow load of manure and a barrow load of home made compost. Planted the lovely Geum Totally Tangerine that Matty gave me, 3 Erysimum "Jenny Brook", some alliums "Purple Sensation", some orange tulips and, along the front, some "Penny Marlies" violas.

Getting chilly now, shall sit in front of the woodburner this evening.

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