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Fork Handles

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:01

Morning all. Don't know what the weather is like today, clouds (some white some black) patches of blue, glimpses of sun. Yesterday started sunny then changed it's mind. Going to see daughter for weekend. Garden getting behind, mainly because of weather. Pruning not finished. New bed not started. Pile of ironing waiting.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 08:53

Morning all. Fairygirl, I'm one of the most Southern (SW France) and we went to Scotland last summer. My brother lives near Perth and we went to Edinburgh as well.It was beautiful.

I'm getting behind on the gardening now, mostly due to the weather. Haven't finished pruning, half the veg garden to rotovate, new bed to make (plants already bought, so many good offers at the moment, couldn't help myself), clearing up of herbaceous borders to do. I leave a lot of the dead growth as protection in winter, but like to remove it before daffodils start, but it's been so cold and wet.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 08:41

But GG, I love England. Why do you think I do this forum, apart from love of gardening? Homesickness. We moved here in 1985 against my will. My husband had a stressful job and had always loved France and wanted to live here. We had 4 young children, then he started waking at night with chest pains, so I agreed to move. He loved it here and the chest pains disappeared for years. Then he died of a heart attack in 1998. I was 47, 3 children at university in Bordeaux the 4th still at school. The French have been friendly, but although I speak French fluently there is always a sort of hold back. English people are easier tomake friends with - more open and welcoming. This country is beautiful, but not as pretty as England. I'm really lucky as I live in a lovely old farmhouse in the countryside, but somehow, it's not home.

In winter it can be just as wet and grey as England, even colder. In summer it is often in the early 30s, but I'm an English rose and I find it uncomfortable. We get years of summer drought and the grass goes brown and the garden suffers. At the moment it's waterlogged.

As for food, I way prefer English sausages and cheddar cheese. French restaurants hardly serve vegetables. English food is much better than the English give themselves credit for. I like nearly everthing (except egg whites!) so long as it's correctly cooked.

I am stuck here (but it is a lovely place to be stuck in) as the children and grandchildren live here and , under French law, my husband's share of the house belongs to them too and they don't want to sell it. But my heart is in England.

good deal on cold frame???

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:32

I think the price looks very reasonable. Did you see the reviews? They were happy with it.

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:26

Thank you from me too for your nice comments.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:13

Sunday 31st March. Really Bunny!

Dicentra

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:12

Oh no, shock horror, not another back passage!!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:11

OK, but not on the 2nd 'cos I'm going out to dinner. Fancy dress

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:04

Bunny, we are still exhausted after the last party! Not this weekend anyway, I'm going to stay with my daughter (3 grandsons).

Dicentra

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:02

I have a dicentra in shade in clay but before planting it some years ago I dug in loads of compost and manure and it's thriving. Can you dig it up and improve the soil and replant?

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