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Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:42

I can see the ship. Beautiful, and I don't get seasick. Grandad was a Commander in the Royal Navy.

Oh dear Lesley, do you mean Wednesday next week? I do hope you and Mum are better then. How worrying. Hugs.

Had lots of notifications this morning.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:51

Great photos of lovely gardens and Verdun, WOW, not only is it a beautiful garden, but it is a proper photo the right way up on the previous page!


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:40

Thank you for your hugs and sympathy everyone.

Today has been sort of fiddly, haven't really got stuck into anything, but nearly everything has had a good water and I've dealt with letters, emails and phone calls.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:36

Thanks Verdun, just done it, oak tree is back.

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:32


2 years later


Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:27

 Before and after pics.


Buying new roses

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:15
I've bought both. Sometimes the bare root ones have been a bit spindly so I prefer to go for potted ones that I can choose in a garden centre, although they are more expensive


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:06
Blackbird hasn't even eaten the last bush of blueberries, they are all dried up. I bought netting in England to put on them, will be next year - if they survive the housesitters ministrations. Can't get decent netting in France.

But we ate our first sweetcorn tonight - can't do smileys, they seem to have disappeared and the oak tree is still missing, so no photos.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:29
Evening all. I haven't caught up yet. We are back from our hols in Suffolk and Eastbourne. The garden is parched and several plants in my pots and troughs have died. Most of the pots and half the veggie garden are dry as a bone. Hard to water as he water runs straight through the dry compost. Met by smiling house sitter who said he'd watered everything, killed nothing and all was great. He hadn't even put the chlorine in the pool as asked and water is starting to go green. Don't think he has a clue, bet he didn't even read my instructions. He didn't pick the runner beans, courgettes and cucumbers either, or the sweet peas. He said he would.
Sorry for the rant.
Wish we lived in Suffolk, it was so beautiful!
If Beth Chatto had a dry garden here and didn't water it at all it would be dead! I love my garden, I probably made it so I would have a little piece of England in France.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 22:10
I've read the reviews, all excellent with all companies except for that one with one of the booking companies, not Trip Adviser. It's so obviously rubbish that I wouldn't bother replying. It's by a French person. Oh dear, I know a French lady called Beatrice! She runs a B&B! But she's friendly and not obsessed with housework.

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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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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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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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