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Accommodation in Bordeaux ?

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:32

These are the people who help with student lodgings in Bordeaux.  My 4 children all went to Bordeaux University a few years ago. There were about 4000 university lodgings for over 30,000 students. Low income families have first priority. Most students rent unfurnished flats and furnish them with borrowed and cheap furniture, bought at shops like Conforama. Bordeaux is full of flat hunting students in the summer holidays. Not always easy. Ask the CROUS, estate agents, small ads. Need to pay a hefty deposit, which covers first months rent and damages. The damages bit should be returned at the end of the rental period if there is no damage to the flat.

I live about 2 hours from Bordeaux but we were in the catchment area for the University.

rose colour 2

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:22

I thought I had answered. When flowers are hungry or hungry because they are too thirsty to absorb nutrients they, and their leaves, go paler. Flowers are usually smaller too. It happened to a Nelly Moser clematis in a pot that I forgot to feed and when the housesitter didn't water a David Austin rose in a pot enough it happened then. 

rose colour

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:17

I thought I had answered. When flowers are hungry or hungry because they are too thirsty to absorb nutrients they, and their leaves, go paler. Flowers are usually smaller too.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:12

This mornings posts made me laugh

Went to Hyde Hall on our way back to Eastbourne. Lovely, but not as lovely as the other 3 RHS gardens. But it's young and new projects are underway. Bought a clematis "Crystal Fountain". OH is a bit worried about how all the plants will fit in the car on our way back to France.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 08:46

Morning all. Suffolk isn't flat. In fact I've been surprised at how curvy it is, lovely rolling hills, fields and woods, pretty houses from pink to beamy, lots of thatch.

Free zinnia seeds are tomatoes!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:35

My zinnias were zinnias, rather leggy when young, grown in GH then planted out. Started flowering about 3 weeks ago.

rose colour

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:32

I think it could be the fertiliser. I've noticed it with clematis too. Roses are hungry, thirsty plants.


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:25


Evening all, what's left of it. Still in Suffolk. We looked at pretty villages today, such as Lavenham and Kersey. Saw Gainsborough's house and paintings in Sudbury. Went to Bury Saint Edmunds. Had salmon and salad in a pub. Drank a half of Adnams bitter. It rained but didn't matter too much.

Tomorrow we are going back to Eastbourne, via Hyde Hall.

Pub in pretty Kersey. Some houses are painted and some are beamy.



Posted: 13/07/2015 at 08:28

Morning all.

Glad you had a good day Dove, so did we. Beth Chatto's garden was lovely, a damp garden with ponds and a dry gravel garden. But why did I think it would be bigger? Website said 7 acres but it didn't feel so big. Bought a very blue sea holly, a salvia I haven't seen before, a spirea with red flowers and Solanum Glasnevin. Then we went to another nearby private garden called Green Islands, where they do garden course days. Lovely too. I bought a lysimachia "Beaujolais" - Verdun's fault!

Then we went to Dedham, very pretty village, lovely church, and Flatford Mill where Constable painted "The Hay Wain". The heavens opened and we got soaked!

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