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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:53

Click on this link and it will tell you in detail  It is what I do. I sow them every year, usually works fine, occasionally doesn't. Saw you had a problem with lobelia. I sowed them like in the link last year and I had lots. Tricky to prick out though as they are very small.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:46

Was Adam Pascoe, now is a woman - Lucy? forgotten her surname. Why?

Unusual red hot pokers......

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:44

I've only found one sort for sale in France, orange and yellow. I have two, the bigger one has been used by a nesting hedgehog hibernating under it in winter, so although large and tatty I can't throw it out!


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:40

Verdun, you sound like a male Carol Klein! Who I like. Passionate is a good thing and clumsy would add a touch of humour. Made for the job!

Oops, forgot you don't care for Carol Klein!

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:34

I moved to France in 1985, I wish there had been a forum then, was very lonely at first. I love being able to chat to people in England and I love my garden, which will open for the new French open gardens scheme for the first time this year.

I have met people through the forum, including Dordogne Damsel above, all lovely.

My laptop sits on the kitchen table so easy to read the forum and type a few words when I stop for a coffee. I'm retired, ex-nurse, mother of 4, bred Jersey cows, have horses, dog, big garden and many other things going on, past and present in my life.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 20:13

Thank you all for your support. Feel slightly nervous in case there are incidents but I think it's lovely the way the French all want to get together to support freedom.

aliminium greenhouse

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 17:14

Thank you will6. I have polycarbonate and one blew out in gales some time ago, Fixed it with waterproof tape but it's a bit ugly. Now I'll know next time.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:23

Thank you Mrs G. Worries me a bit that terrorists will target the crowds of people in the demonstrations.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:15

Was going to reply when I started reading this, but Susan Porter and Obelix have already said all I was going to say! (on previous page)


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:07

Been out to lunch with best friend and her French husband. Tomorrow we are going together to local town to demonstrate for freedom of speech after the Charlie Hebdo shootings. There will be similar all over France.

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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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