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Posted: 16/07/2015 at 23:57

Looked after OH's two little grandchildren this afternoon, while OH's daughter and her OH prepared their camper van for their holiday. We went to a GC where there was a little train to take you around a garden and we had ice creams in the café. There were toys for children in a corner of the café and we looked at the rabbits and guinea pigs. When we left a clematis followed me into the car, Betty Corning, very perfumed. I saw one, or rather, smelt it, at the ngs garden we saw yesterday.

Then we went out for a meal with my sister, her OH and daughter this evening.

I hope you get a chance to relax one day DD.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:36

Everyone's gardens are looking fabulous.

I hope my garden is still there when we get back from England. France, Dordogne has been having a heatwave for weeks and daughter says housesitter's watering is somewhat lacking.

Lyn, you said clicking on upside down photos makes them turn the right way up. Not on my laptop it doesn't.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 23:18

The dandelion ones are amazing, they look so light and floaty, but I like the otter one, I love otters.


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:36

Lily Pilly, I have answered your question about Bordeaux Uni as best as I can on your thread. If your nephew is fluent in French he needs to go to Bordeaux and search in person taking all papers about identity, qualifications and guarantees and references that he can.

Accommodation in Bordeaux ?

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 23:32

These are the people who help with student lodgings in Bordeaux.

http://www.crous-bordeaux.fr/logements/  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.

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