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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:51

Great photos of lovely gardens and Verdun, WOW, not only is it a beautiful garden, but it is a proper photo the right way up on the previous page!


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 17:40

Thank you for your hugs and sympathy everyone.

Today has been sort of fiddly, haven't really got stuck into anything, but nearly everything has had a good water and I've dealt with letters, emails and phone calls.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:36

Thanks Verdun, just done it, oak tree is back.

Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:32


2 years later


Help with my very narrow, long garden?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:27

 Before and after pics.


Buying new roses

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:15
I've bought both. Sometimes the bare root ones have been a bit spindly so I prefer to go for potted ones that I can choose in a garden centre, although they are more expensive


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 23:06
Blackbird hasn't even eaten the last bush of blueberries, they are all dried up. I bought netting in England to put on them, will be next year - if they survive the housesitters ministrations. Can't get decent netting in France.

But we ate our first sweetcorn tonight - can't do smileys, they seem to have disappeared and the oak tree is still missing, so no photos.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 19:29
Evening all. I haven't caught up yet. We are back from our hols in Suffolk and Eastbourne. The garden is parched and several plants in my pots and troughs have died. Most of the pots and half the veggie garden are dry as a bone. Hard to water as he water runs straight through the dry compost. Met by smiling house sitter who said he'd watered everything, killed nothing and all was great. He hadn't even put the chlorine in the pool as asked and water is starting to go green. Don't think he has a clue, bet he didn't even read my instructions. He didn't pick the runner beans, courgettes and cucumbers either, or the sweet peas. He said he would.
Sorry for the rant.
Wish we lived in Suffolk, it was so beautiful!
If Beth Chatto had a dry garden here and didn't water it at all it would be dead! I love my garden, I probably made it so I would have a little piece of England in France.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 22:10
I've read the reviews, all excellent with all companies except for that one with one of the booking companies, not Trip Adviser. It's so obviously rubbish that I wouldn't bother replying. It's by a French person. Oh dear, I know a French lady called Beatrice! She runs a B&B! But she's friendly and not obsessed with housework.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 21:57
I've been to DD's and the pool is spotless and the rooms are beautiful and the garden is lovely. DD is very bubbly and welcoming and is a good cook.

We went to a B&B in Dartmouth, they had had a dreadful review but we took no notice because the other reviews were good. It was lovely. The review said the bathroom was a cupboard, but we had that room and the bathroom was normal size with a bath. The review was written a month after they said they went so I wondered if they had mistaken that B&B with another.

Some people just enjoy being unpleasant, don't take any notice - hard I know. When I did B&B my first guests were a lovely elderly couple. He said "your guests won't always be nice, sometimes you will have difficult people and you will have to learn to accept and not let it bother you". Luckily most guests were nice, but I did have one awful French family.

I'll write a glowing review too. If you feel you have to reply to the review then I think Dove's reply is a good one!

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