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Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:56

Thank you. We have a Lidl, don't often go there, huge queues at check out. We don't have a Point Vert. There is Jardiland, which is quite pricey. But a new GC has opened in Thiviers, wonder if that's Point Vert, it isn't Jardiland.



Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:10

Bill, you had a son to be proud of, that was a very wise and moving letter. Thank you for letting us share it. xx


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:04


We have been out most of the day. Went to take costumes for Christmas show back to lady who owns them, then went back to town to go shopping. As it was lunchtime by then and I was starving having had a 500cal day yesterday we thought we'd try the other big Chinese place. They have a choice of cooked things and a section where you choose your raw food and had it to a Chinaman with a wok who cooks it for you. When we had nearly finished Son 2 (dentist) and wife (pregnant) turned up - coincidence! So we stayed and chatted to them.

Then went to Hyper U supermarket for a change. Their gardening section was disappointing even though they were having a garden promotion. Then I remembered that daughter 1, Poitiers, said Leclerc was having a gardening promotion too so we went there, much better.

Bought fertiliser for plants in pots and roses, some really cheap trellis to grow sweet peas in veggie garden, and some wooden squares for temporary paths in veggie garden and bag of MP compost.

Now I'll go and read Bill's post and have a catch up.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 22:23

Could David have been a schoolmaster in a previous life? But I don't think he was as he has told us, but my memory is failing.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 22:17

Bill, thank you for letting us know. Lovely that so many people came. You did a good job bringing him up to be so likeable. I hope you and your wife are managing to cope when life is so unfair. Big hugs xx

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 18:02

Last summer, after the wet, cold spring was hot and dry. Did they get enough water?


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:59

I love them, but don't have much luck. Even though I water them and they are in partial shade SW France is just too hot in July and August.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 17:56

I sowed my seeds on 7th February. So far in the last week 8 out of 36 have germinated. They are on a windowsill in a room which is a steady 15°. Do you think the others will germinate? Should I sow more?

I've been looking back over this thread to see what others have done and I find it a bit confusing the way people use sow and plant. I thought seeds are sown and plants are planted. I kept thinking people were planting their baby sweet pea plants when they were sowing their seeds!

Subterranean activity in the polytunnel.

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:25

Could they be voles not rats? My daughter has voles in her veg garden and under her apple trees. tells you about them.

Strawberry novice

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 12:21

I think that if you plant strawberries early so that they get settled in before flowering then there is no need to pinch them out. If you plant late and the flowers are just about to swell than pinch them out to help them concentrate on root growth.

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