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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:06

Morning all. Today is my big day for making mince pies for the Carol Service tomorrow.

Yesterday I bought another bird feeder for fat balls to hang on the lilac on the kitchen terrace. It was ignored yesterday but this morning there is a blue tit on it.

winter pansies and violas

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:58

Thank you Mark. Your post reminded me to look through last Spring's photos, now that it is so cold and grey. I have planted lots this autumn in pots, troughs and the ground.

Naughty cats!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:13

There have been various threads about cats, here is one, don't know if something mentioned in it might help. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/cats-in-the-graden/243010.html

At the very top of this page there is a box saying "search this site" with a magnifying glass. Click on that. New page with search facility pops up.

winter pansies and violas

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/64630.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Are they in pots or in the ground? I find the ones in pots need feeding as all the goodness washes out of the compost over winter. But if you feed too much they will grow lots of leaves and fewer flowers. I use slow release fertiliser granules, such as Osmocote, when I plant them in the autumn. I don't feed them again.

End of April in photo.

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 13:43

Yvie, does your Italian massage chappie fancy a holiday in France?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:47

Morning all.

That sounds lovely Susan. I hope too that it doesn't rain for you all. OH is singing in a Carol Service in Riberac tonight with the choir. Then again at the Service I am helping to organise on Sunday in Chancelade Abbey.

Off to hypermarket to buy groceries.

DD, if you want a dog, get a puppy. Then you can train it not to dig up plants or poo on the best bit of lawn. My Border Collie is very good about the garden. He doesn't even walk on the best bit of lawn without permission. I applied for a rescue dog before I got him and was refused as my garden isn't securely fenced all around. I've had dogs since I was in my 20s, the males, if not castrated can be a problem when they smell a bitch in season.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:29

Friend came this morning and we made about 40 bunches to decorate the pews in the Abbey for Sunday's Carol Service. She's a new friend, lives in town but has been here about 11 years, only met her recently. She's an artist and English.

Must make 100 mince pies, shall cheat and use bought puff pastry and Robertson's mincemeat. Sunday morning I will be making 15L mulled wine, another friend will make another 15L. Then next week, Friday, there will be another English Carol Service in a local church. We'll have a cheap bubbly for that as local priest doesn't want wine stains on the stone floor.

The Gardening Club nearest me stopped for the winter. Think I will have to suggest a Christmas meal next year, Dordogne Damsel. Sounds fun.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 17:46

I looked after baby grandson today, 7 months, very smiley. Then bought Christmas tree at the GC and went to the supermarket. OH has gone to choir, I'm off to sitting room in front of woodburner, no computer signal there.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:56

Spent the afternoon at the hospital with a friend who was having tests and meetings with surgeon and anaesthetist before her op. Was to help with the language, but her French was actually pretty good.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 19:53

Sometimes, as I live in France I watch the French Strictly. It's all for show and they break all the rules - as usual! Standard isn't so high and there is only one serious judge. One gives 9s and 10s for everything.

I still agree with Claire.

I thought Pixie was better than Simon in the dance off and so did Bruno and Craig. She was also the best in the Waltz.

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