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Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:12

Sorry, none of that was about gardening or weed control! But it does affect my life!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:11

I think it's very French, but it's not fair on the women. I find sometimes outings here in France are a bit of a nightmare. As I am no longer as young as I was I need to go more often than usual and France is really lacking in the public loo department - unless you are on a motorway!

When we go on holiday in England it's so easy and the loos are clean, and proper ones, not those horrible holes in the ground. When you have arthritic knees holes in the ground are impossible to straighten up from. And they usually either don't flush properly or you have to run to avoid getting your feet wet!

Another thing about France is if you stop in desperation on the side of the road, anyway with suitable cover is full of pink loo paper flapping about in the breeze. Yuk!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 09:03

I wear old jeans, have to have something to cover the legs, especially knees, and an old, loose, cotton T shirt. No need for a hat, I have thick hair. Hats make my head feel hot and sweaty. Wellies in winter and for digging. My lovely old leather gardening shoes, with anti-smell charcoal insoles, have just fallen apart.


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:56

I missed reading this one, what fun! I don't think I'd like lions or a "Thinker". I'd rather have something more natural, like a deer. I have real deer but we had to fence parts of the garden as they thought it was a deer cafeteria! A deer statue would look pretty but not eat my plants.

Chris Beardshaw is gorgeous, but I wouldn't want a statue of him. Don't suppose OH would care for it either!


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 08:30

Morning all. Only 8° when I woke up with low cloud looking all misty. Sun getting through now.

Looked up Dunster. Didn't know where it was - Exmoor. Looks very pretty.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:06

Is there any sun at all? Total shade, probably not. Partial shade yes. Spinach, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, chard, peas.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:59

I think it is a dung beetle. They often have mites living under them. Click on this to read about them.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:52

I live in France (Dordogne) and I know exactly what he means! But most of the women in Dordogne are more sophisticated than that, I think. The Creuse (county that Gueret is the capital of) is a real country area and sparsley populated. Like living in the past.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:21

Mrs. Garden, I plant lots of violas in autumn and they last until I plant out summer bedding. Also forget-me-nots with tulips. If they are in mixed borders you know where you've put the tulips like that. I know you are talking about pots. I planted dark purpley red and white stripey tulips with pink forget-me-nots and I was well pleased in the spring. You can make bulbs last longer in pots by planting some deeper than others or buying early flowering ones and late flowering ones.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:56

Fed-up with everything thinking it's a wild life park here! I like wildlife, but there are fields and woodland all around my house. Why can't they stay there?

Had to fence because deer were destroying everything, had baby hares born in my big herbaceous border - they were very partial to campanulas! I have foxes, badgers, mice, even near the house. At least the wild boar and the stone martins have stayed in the woods, so far.

But now I have MOLES. I've had them before but I thought they'd gone. I was weeding and found loads of tunnels going right under the plants. They weren't there a couple of months ago. I think they came in because the heavy rain yesterday has softened the earth. There were poor roots waving about in space! 

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