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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.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 21:57
I've been to DD's and the pool is spotless and the rooms are beautiful and the garden is lovely. DD is very bubbly and welcoming and is a good cook.

We went to a B&B in Dartmouth, they had had a dreadful review but we took no notice because the other reviews were good. It was lovely. The review said the bathroom was a cupboard, but we had that room and the bathroom was normal size with a bath. The review was written a month after they said they went so I wondered if they had mistaken that B&B with another.

Some people just enjoy being unpleasant, don't take any notice - hard I know. When I did B&B my first guests were a lovely elderly couple. He said "your guests won't always be nice, sometimes you will have difficult people and you will have to learn to accept and not let it bother you". Luckily most guests were nice, but I did have one awful French family.

I'll write a glowing review too. If you feel you have to reply to the review then I think Dove's reply is a good one!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 21:37
Verdun, doesn't matter how many times I tap, with Internet Explorer pictures still stay the wrong way round. Had Firefox once, computer got a virus, OH installed Chrome computer went wrong.


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 18:31
As well as not being able to post pics, I'm not getting email notifications either.

We went to Herstmonceux Castle gardens today.

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 18:22
Glad your other day went well too. My backviews aren't very flattering either! I'm in a dress, but I have gained quite a bit of weight in the last few years. Well done with posting the photos with a link. Photos aren't posting at the moment , no oak tree icon.

Unable to start new thread on iPad

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:58
I use a laptop and at the moment I can't post photos because of the problem on the site.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:41
Bother, I can't post any more photos as site has gone funny and the oak tree photo icon has gone.


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 10:39
Problems are getting worse. I don't have any icons any more, no oak tree for posting photos.

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