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Posted: 22/10/2015 at 09:39

Morning all. Sorry Wonky, can't send washing drying weather, drizzling here. Just noticed the swinging chair cushions have been out all night. I told the grandchildren to leave them in the shed yesterday as rain was forecast for today, but they must have waited until my back was turned. It would rain today, just when their Mummy is coming and we are going to visit a chateau.

Dog has had a very smelly upset tummy on his mattress.

Haven't had time for my shower this morning as children woke up earlier and I didn't, been busy ever since. They are in a state of over excitement and the playdough models were in bits all over the kitchen floor. OH was in the kitchen and didn't even notice!

Clematis Montana

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 20:12

If you don't mind mauve flowers then Betty Corning flowers July to September and is scented with bell shaped flowers. I love it. Miss Christine is a white scented Montana, flowering May and June.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:55

Wow Runnybeak, you are brainy. My best UC is 12, average 7, OH is way past me.

We did have a base in the UK, flat above DIL's in Eastbourne. They need a bigger house now there are little ones so will be selling. My mother's family came from East Anglia.

There is an NHS is France, but patients pay a contribution. If you have a green card a lot is covered. I don't think board and lodging in hospital is covered and most French people take out an insurance for the extra, not expensive.

What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:49

But mshcah didn't destroy a rain forest, they created a garden. That is a good thing for wildlife, plants and human happiness.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:43

 Not being a very witty sort of person all I can do is


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:27

I hope your Mum settles happily Liri. It sounds a good place.

What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:24

Oh dear, I do feel for you mshcah. There are several species of honey fungus. This is what the RHS says https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180

But a spot of hope in this article, not all plants are affected by it. http://fungus.org.uk/nwfg/armnov01.htm

I think FungusLover has been rather unkind. He/she doesn't know what you've done to your garden. You've nurtured it for 40 years.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:07

The grandchildren didn't want to go to the market today, they said they are happy playing here. They've played with homemade playdough, made a crown, drawn pictures, done dressing up, run around the garden, run around the house, played imaginary games, made a mess and had lunch. Phew!

Glad you got back in one piece, Dove. Glad there is an M&S in Norwich. We've been to Suffolk and Norfolk a few times this year, hunting for a cottage for our English base. We met Dove in Suffolk in July. We think we've found our cottage, but it's not Dove's side of Norwich. We had a few near misses and disappointments on the way so I hope this one works out.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:10

Gosh, that's young Lyn. Well done him.

I quite like the ads, can go to the loo or get a drink or walk about so as not to get stiff.

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:05

I have planted so many new plants and shrubs in the last 2 or 3 years that I've run out of space! But I'm going to try some seeds I haven't done before, Didiscus, Ammi, Isotoma and dwarf Sweet Peas.

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