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Children & Gardening

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:30

My daughter is a primary school teacher, near Poitiers. She asked the local Mairie for a bit of neglected land near the school and has turned it into a school garden. But they grow more veg than flowers. Peas and beans have large, easy to handle seeds and broad beans can be sown early. They also manage to get a crop of new potatoes, which the children enjoy digging up, before the summer holidays start in early July.

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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:23

Haven't posted since this morning and there were 4 -5 pages to wade through!

Committee meeting overran by an hour so we were too late to lunch at the Wok place so guess where we went for lunch?  McDonalds! But I had a chicken wrap and salad. All the burgers had fake, plastic, floppy cheese in them.

What a nuisance about your car DD.

I don't enjoy the Tennant man, not my taste and I can't understand what he says. Looking forward to Wolf Hall.

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Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:58

Morning all. Going to committee meeting this morning, then lunch at Wok place then supermarket. Didn't go to supermarket last week, dog food, milk and bread flour are urgent.

Ouch Panda, take care.

I'm sure the teacher will understand DD. Is it the battery or something else?

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 22:46

What a lot of gorgeousness in that garden for January, Panda, must be stunning in the summer.

How sad about your brugmansia Mrs. G. Is it a goner?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 19:08

Finished digging the hole for "Teasing Georgia". Quite a job as rocks had to be dug up and the underneath soil wasn't very good. Added lots of rotted manure. Planted the rose. It's to grow up a stone pillar. Then cut off the old leaves off the Hellebores and an Epimedium.

Never seen an earth star before, or even heard of one.

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:18

They hunt deer, wild boar, foxes, birds, but seem to have different days for different animals, nearly always Sundays, and limited numbers of some animals, like deer. Each village is allocated what they are allowed.

Are you gardening in France too?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:15

I live in France too, but not the same situation. Dordogne, on a belt of limestone that runs through the middle of it from left to right. Means topsoil is thin, poor and alkaline. Last winter was very wet, but usually it's like England but colder. Summer gets into late 20s early 30s with rain sometimes and thunderstorms, but still have to water as it's not enough. I live here all year round so easier for me than for you.

It can be hard finding plants that like hot and dry in summer and cold and wet, even snow in winter. Sorry I can't be of much help, the hardest thing for you is that you aren't there enough for the plants. But some plants  do survive without much care here, aubretia, yellow allysum, iberis (the perennial one) http://www.perennials.com/plants/ceratostigma-plumbaginoides.html     http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/geranium-macrorrhizum-bevans-variety/classid.2840/ 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:53

I'm amazed to see that you still have hebes in flower. I always lose them in winter, but it's been -8° here several times already. Rarely see gooseberries in France, or Rhubarb.

I think Flumpy and I must have the same taste in TV programmes!

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 12:43

How horrid for you Lesley, you must be more than slightly miffed. Better go and plant a tall thick hedge.

Dog walk is off. The woods around me are full of huntsmen with guns and dogs, it's making my dog nervous. A baying hound with a bell round it's neck passed in front of the garage.

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 08:42

Good morning all. Quiet day planned. Had coffee.

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