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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:56

Raining this morning but Sat, Sun, Mon and Tues have big yellow suns and up to 24° on the Meteo France forecast

Another caterpiller to ID

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:17

I asked for an ID on one in September, but mine was a pinky colour, which apparently they are sometimes. It was someone on that thread who mentioned toilet brushes! This caterpillar is the more classic colour.

Be careful, the fine spines can irritate your skin.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:12

My tip for weeding paving is glyphosate. It just takes longer at this time of year.

Nothing on TV until 9pm means 10 pm for me.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:14


A few more photos before the frost spoils it. Salvia Wendy's Wish, climbing rose Clair Matin, Begonia Dragon's Wing.



Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:59

Are they still baby cabbages? I grow cabbages outside, they like a firm soil and a decent amount of water.

silver birch for front garden

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:57

Depends on the acer. I have a huge one!


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:52

OH has gone to choir practice so shall watch TV, but nothing I want to watch before The Apprentice. It was on last night too, recorded it as OH doesn't like it, so shall watch that first.

Sorry, boring post, but nothing interesting to report. Stacked a load of logs this afternoon.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:20

I suppose it depends a bit if it's sunny or shady. My parents' grave is shaded by the woodland next door. My first husband's grave is in the sun in a graveyard in Dordogne. I planted rockery plants and spread pea gravel over it.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:17

We planted roses on my brother's grave years ago, but the maintenance chap mowed them down and we were told it was too awkward to mow if people planted up graves.

But the graveyard where my parents are has lots of planted up graves, some very pretty. Lots have bulbs and also there are a lot of hardy fuschias. Before my mother died we chose 3 hardy fuschias for my father's grave and they look lovely in summer. My mother is now in the grave with him so my brother dug everything up before her funeral and replanted them. Fuschias only need a visit in early spring to cut down the old wood.

My father gave me a horse called Lena and one of the fuschias is called Lena.

Screening my fence with a hedge

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:09

I love Wisteria but it isn't suitable for a wooden fence, nor is Hydrangea Petiolaris. I have both on a wall of the house and they are as big as each other.

It's hard to see exactly what you mean, though, without a photo.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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