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Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 18:45

Came back from the meeting in Bergerac mid afternoon. Lovely day so did some weeding and got the washing in then we had dinner, plaice from a local supermarket, under the pergola on the kitchen terrace. Getting colder now so OH has lit the wood burner and we are off to the sitting room soon to watch the prog about the Cornish coast.

One of the best pieces of fish we've had for some time came from Dove's OH's farm shop.  

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 05/10/2017 at 07:25

Morning all.

We try not to put the heating on here too early as it's so expensive, big old stone house, ancient boiler, oil heating - which costs more in France. Bedroom windows shut in winter to keep the warmth in and open in summer to let the cool night air in. But in the Norfolk cottage the heating (gas) is cheap and efficient and the cottage is really well insulated. Built of cob, clay lump, wattle and daub - depending on where you come from - thick walls.

Was only 3° again this morning. Yesterday was quite sunny, 20° in the afternoon.

Going to a meeting in Bergerac soon.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 19:18

Haven't put the heating on here, but we have a gas heater in the kitchen and a wood burner in the sitting room. No German Shepherd in the bedroom, just each other. Was only 3° this morning, but 20° in the afternoon. 

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 16:40

We only have red squirrels. They are very shy and don't come into the garden.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 14:14

Sounds a good haul, Dove.

I don't plant bulbs in winter pots, the flowers don't last very long and the leaves get messy. I plant bulbs in the flower beds and the other plants grow up and hide the dying bulb leaves. Or I plant them in the grass, mostly narcissi and daffodils. I have pansies, violas and bellis daisies in pots, they look good until I plant the summer bedding. But I've only just started as some of the summer bedding still looks good.

Quite a nice day today. Have been stacking logs.

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 17:33

I felt so tired and low this morning that I didn't see about your daughter's leg this morning Joyce. I hope the pain of it has eased and she makes a quick recovery.

Went to the supermarket, then OH took me out to the Chinese serve yourself that we call the Wok place. I'm trying to lose weight so it's a good choice as you can choose the food and they do lots of salads. Can be a bad choice as there are also lots of yummy things deep fried in batter, but I steered clear of them for once. Have lost half a stone so far.

Then and Now

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 17:22

Well done NGG. You aren't a newbie anymore!

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 09:48

Morning all.

Raining. Had a really bad night and have a headache.

Going to the supermarket.

Then and Now

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 22:27

What a lovely area you live in, Raisingirl.

Then and Now

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 12:06

Love this sort of thread, been following Slum's garden thread. Lovely transformations.

Here are some of my garden from a bedroom window. My garden was started in 1991, it had been a farmyard and was full of long grass, brambles and nettles. We had to add some topsoil. Behind the walls the earth is quite deep, but the lawns don't have much topsoil in places. It is in Dordogne, France.

First one is in 1991, then all in May, 1994, 2004, 2016.

I have others of different beds as they were made. Not all the garden is shown in those photos.

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