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Free Holiday in the Dordogne France

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:20

Hello, Peter, I live in Dordogne too, but sorry I can't help either, my own garden takes all my time. I'm NE of Périgueux. Hope you find someone.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 19:17

Dug the huge cannas out of the big terracotta pot today. When I planted them there were 2 reds and one yellow (but it was orange) in 3 little plastic packets from the supermarket. Now I have 2 cardboard boxes of huge roots. Had to use a garden fork to get them out of the pot. Wrapped in fleece in the garage. Pot now has bi-colour blue and yellow Morpho pansies and Cool Wave pansies in it.

Just watched "Gardens from Above" with Christine Walkden. Really enjoyed it. Wasn't a lot of "above", she visited Beth Chatto's wonderful garden and talked to Beth, who is now 91. I wrote to her when I was young and starting my garden and she wrote me a lovely letter, which seems to have got lost. Christine also went to Hyde Hall, another great garden. We'll be visiting both those when we go to East Anglia next July.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 13:36

Went to Remembrance ceremony. A friend, who had been in the Navy, read out all the English translations of the speeches. They hoisted French and British flags and had the 2 National Anthems. The schoolchildren read out letters from French soldiers to their wives in the war, very moving. Their was a young bagpiper from Edinburgh whose parents live in Dordogne. Then sparkling wine and nibbles in the village hall.

Am I not a lady, DD?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:51

Put it on to record together with "Escape to the Country" and the wretched satellite thingy switched itself off between the two programmes.

new job

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:44

Well done Danny, good luck for the future.

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:34

I'm staring to hate it almost as much as Virginia Creeper! Some took root in the compost heap. I never planted any, but I live in a forest that is covered in it, it is trying to spread across my garden.

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:29

No, hate smoking. First OH smoked like a chimney and died from a heart attack aged 53.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 09:27

Morning all. Going to a French village Remembrance Ceremony this morning.

Did he say anything about my garden DD? Are you doing a plant sale? I'm digging up bits and potting them up for a sale. Not sure how the teas will work as my friend in the village is doing teas as well and she's already asking our friends for help. Hope there's someone left to help me!

Now I'm worried because I've planted loads of tulips which will be over by 17th May (my open day) and they'll look messy.

We are off to England on Friday, family visiting, Christmas shopping. The French don't do mince meat, need lots for the Carol Service mince pies.

Would love to see you again when we get back, DD. I should send you an email or phone instead of meeting here!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:04

Tried to record Christine Walkden but the wretched satellite turned itself off just before it started after it had recorded "Escape to the Country".

Off to watch "Grantchester".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:30

I was hoping we could meet, Dove. Didn't I wonder about a TWIGS garden visit? I want to go to Beth Chatto, Bressingham and the one you suggested ? East Ruston. We plan on 3 - 4 nights in south Suffolk and 3 - 4 nights nearer the Norfolk border or over it.

Must go and make pastry, using up the roast guinea fowl in pasties.

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