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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:39

Yesterday was sunny in Dordogne after a cold start. Felt quite warm in the sun, no coat for gardening.


This morning is colder, -5°, ground is white, sky is blue.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:34


Spent an hour in the veg plot yesterday. Was a mess, haven't looked at it for over a month, except to pick the last tomatoes from the GH last week. Lots more to do. The farmer has cleaned out the field shelter with his tractor and he's scooped up a pile of droppings in the place the horses used as a loo for the last two winters. So now I have a load of black crumbly manure to spread when I've finished weeding.


Then I spent 2 hours in the middle bed. Need to find room for tulips and alliums.

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:26

Had another look at that website, think Clarice has a Marbled Newt.

Garden pictures 2016: 2

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:22

It looks like a salamander. I get them in my garden, not the same, mine are Fire Salamanders, shown in this link. http://www.wildlifeinfrance.com/fire-salamander-salamandra-salamandra-salamandre-tachet-e-france.html 

pet companions

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:13

That's sad Logan. But you never know. Tigger lived 18 months longer than the vet said he would. His cancer went into remission. Good luck.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 09:09

Morning all. -5° here, but sky is blue.


Spent an hour in the veg plot and 2 hours in the middle bed yesterday. Now need to plant tulips and alliums in the middle bed. Saw yesterday that one of the bags of tulips that daughter gave me isn't 10 bulbs but 50, Angelique. Hope there's room!


Welcome LG, pop in when you like, doesn't matter if you forget things - you're not the only one!


OH is coming back from England this afternoon


I saw The Missing last night, gripping to the end. I hope Julian was just under anaesthetic and not dead though. But fiction so doesn't really matter but you get involved all the same.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 08:56

Morning all. -1°, frosty.


I think my horses are happier in the frost than in midsummer when they are covered with flies! They have their winter coats, and a field shelter full of hay.


It's sunny so I expect I'll be gardening this afternoon when it warms up a bit.


If the Westminster Abbey money goes to the Queen then who pays for the huge upkeep? The Queen or the State?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:19

I get it in Le Grand Frais. There is one in Niort and one in Chollet - any good for you? Big choice of fruit and veg and exotic as well. Meat, fish and cheese too, but can be pricey.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 17:46

I wish I could join you too, Dove. Your meal sounds really yummy, I love scallops, but they are so expensive here. I have a bottle of Picpoul though, but I won't drink it without OH. Having stir fried chicken with mange tout peas and Pak choi.


Spent 3 hours in the garden this afternoon.


Tomorrow I'm going to a meeting in Bergerac, fairly early start (for me, not a morning person). Forecast is cloudy so it'll be HW instead of gardening tomorrow afternoon.


Obelixx, our pool isn't heated, in the summer the water is 24° to 29° depending on the sun.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:11

End bed is now weeded and tidied up, planted with tulips, anemones and alliums. Took 3 hours and 3 barrow loads to the heap. Cup of tea time.

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