Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 20:55


Cake was all eaten, sorry Fairy! It was chocolate and we had the other half yesterday.


Here is the river.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 19:30

This morning daughter, grandsons and I went to the Hypermarket to buy the boys all the stuff they need for school. Special offers on. Got a trolley load of exercise books, folders, pencil cases, bags etc. Then we met OH at the Chinese buffet wok place, which went down very well with the boys.


This afternoon we went to the river where it goes through the woods, taking chairs, a rug, tea and cake. The boys had great fun playing in the river, not too deep and has clear water. Will post photos when I've downloaded them.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 22:14

There are lots of caves in Dordogne. The Gouffre de Padirac has an underground river and you ride in a boat as you said, but it's some way from here. The cave we saw today has marks of bears scratching the walls and a few paintings.

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 21:24

What a lovely prize, Liri. Are you sure you haven't any plants to support? Glad the toad is free again.


Daughter and 3 grandsons are here, came before lunch yesterday. We've had a lovely day. We went for a long walk to the place where the river leaves the village and goes through the woods. The boys paddled and we sat and watched. They want to go again for picnic tea tomorrow. Then came home for a late lunch of spag bol. In the afternoon we visited some very pretty caves at Villars.  http://www.northofthedordogne.com/grotte-villars.php


My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 22:00

I did post Didiscus. They are in 2 different pots but are a bit overwhelmed by other things in the pots and took a long time to get going. I sowed 2 trays, one tray produced 4 plants. The other one died as housesitter didn't water them. They were smaller, later sowing. Pretty but bit floppy, paler and smaller than I'd thought, won't be growing them next year. May be too hot for them here. Petunias and Dahlias do best. I think pelargoniums do very well too, but all the French grow them so I stopped.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:00


Gorgeous Kniphofia, Verdun. Love your Laurentia stars, Chicky.

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:44

I water the pots one side of the house one day and the other side the next day. I give them a good soak. Flower beds get the sprinkler about once a week each one. Veg garden every 2 -3 days. Last water bill was about £700 , but that's cheaper than joining the local Golf club! The water board told me there is an underground river here that has never dried up, it was full after the wet winter. It was 30° today.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:14

August has been hot and sunny so far, except for one day of not enough rain. 30° today.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:09

Agree with Wonky. Alan Titchmarch, much as I normally like him, is just over the top with "Love your Garden". I like Charlie's down to earth presenting style. Missed some recently with family staying, looking forward to catching up with i player in Norfolk when we go.


I would like to see the gardens a year later, too.


How else do you pronounce Geum? I thought it was Geeum and I don't have a regional accent.

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:59

It's hard to remember how old they are. Nelly Moser must be around 10 - 12 years, has been re-potted 3 times. I think John Paul is 3 or 4. Pots are about 45 cms tall.

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