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Posted: 08/10/2013 at 09:31

Morning all.

Crikey, some people must spend a lot more than that on line to allow for the ones that spend less, then there is sleep, and meals.

My new long handled bulb planter arrived this morning. Hope it works, got a blister last week.

When the farrier arrived at 9am (French time) it was only 3°. It poured end of last week. Sunny but only up to 16° at it's hottest yesterday. Cloudy now. Think we better move to Norfolk.

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 23:22

I agree that it is Helianthus "Lemon Queen".

Something which looks nice in November

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:54

I'm sorry to read about your son.

You could try a Callicarpa. It has glorious purple berries from October and they last until after the shrub has shed it's leaves. Eventually the birds will eat the berries but then you know that has helped them to start the winter. Here is a link to click on for photos and description.

Otherwise a small tree with wonderful autumn colour is Liquidamber.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:14

Evening Mrs.G. I had a bit of bother getting here, page wouldn't show.

We had a lovely weekend. Granddaughter's christening. 22 adults and 9 small children - 6 were my granchildren - all close family. During Sunday lunch my son No.2 and DIL announced that they are expecting their first baby. Hope all goes well. Granddaughter (21 months) was very excited and looked cute with her blond hair in her white dress. 2 1/2 year old grandson was very taken with her and kept trying to kiss her, only to be rejected!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:32

Your garden always looks wonderful and so well cared for, Berghill.


Posted: 05/10/2013 at 09:18

Morning all.

Dove, I hope your lurgy will soon be a thing of the past, but I suppose there was one advantage - time off work! Think how good it will be when no cold and no going to work.

We are off to adorable granddaughter's Baptism, 4 hour drive, back tomorrow evening.


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 19:52

Thank you P. Pam.

Were they wool or man-made fibre carpets? Carpets are recommended in some books to help stop the liner puncturing.

A friend of mine, who also lives in Dordogne, had probems with her swimming pool, the sides cracked and the liner floated up. It turned out there was an underground spring under where the pool had been built.

Star gaze lily, I have horses. I'm lucky to live in Dordogne where land is cheap. My dog costs more to feed!


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:41

Have made fruit cake and lemon drizzle cake and a loaf of brown bread with seeds in it. Going to adorable granddaughter's Baptism this weekend, 4 hours drive, South East of Orleans. All my 4 children & spouses and 6 grandchildren will be there and DIL's family.

Had email notifucations this morning, except for "Morning Forkers", then it didn't say last unread post.

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 16:32

That's lovely, Mattie. So full of Michaelmas Daisies, I had a look at their gallery too.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 10:27

I grew courgettes called "Romanesco" this year as it said on the packet that they are one of the best tasting. Never again! They are the blandest courgette I have ever tasted.

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