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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.




Posted: 13/11/2015 at 08:15

Morning all. How strange, DD says there is fog, none here, we had it all day yesterday and we only live 45 mins. apart. Very cloudy here though. Forecast says sun for the weekend. My washing will just have to stay on the line until then.

OH has horrid cold so I will go to the supermarket without him.


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 21:08

Where is everyone?

I've been outside all afternoon, clearing away summer bedding from the pots and planting the winter and spring bedding, violets, polyanthus, daisies and pansies.

YvieStevie, I hope the scan went well and you have a proper diagnosis now.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 20:51






Has no one visited any gardens since August? We went to Wyken Hall in Suffolk in September but I forgot to put it here.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:42





Gorgeous RB.

Although we had -4° and heavy frosts a couple of time in early October which put an end to all that was tender there are a few things still struggling on, even a clematis.


Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Stinging nettles, thistles and brambles in the flower beds, Hosta! Don't care for Virginia Creeper, it's rampant here, so is ivy, both have even popped up in the vegetable garden.

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:57

Plastic box balls

I find it hard to throw anything out, even the bergenia that never flowers. Japanese anemones aren't invasive here, probably too hot in Dordogne summers. Anemone White Swan that Verdun likes so much just dies.

On the first page Verdun mentioned Salvia Hot Lips, Penstemons and Day Lilies as plants to throw out, I love them all and they do well here. Hosta mentioned Summer Bedding, I love that too planted in pots around the house and filling in gaps where the tulips were in the beds. Someone mentioned not liking Michaelmas Daisies, I love them too, great for autumn colour.

Aquilegias help

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 09:40

You can lift them and pot them up. Weed suppressant fabric is better for the earth than black plastic as it lets water through, more breathable.

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