Busy-Lizzie


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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 21:41

My friend died from cancer on 24th June, I mentioned it here, her funeral will be Thursday next week. Seems ages to me. We will be having a service here at the same time as the English one. In France the norm is within 3 days of death. I had to get special permission for my 1st OH's funeral for 5 days to allow family to come from England.


Will think of you, Joyce, on Thursday.xx

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 13:20

Are your new clients not turning out as well as you'd hoped, Hosta?


I've had Border Collies most of my life, usually 2 at a time. Some are easy to train, like my lovely Tigger who died last year. Some less easy. But I had one, years ago, who seemed untrainable and he killed chickens and small animals. The dead creatures would be left under the oak tree, one time it was a dozen of a neighbours chickens. We had 3 acres and it was really hard to keep him in, some of the boundary was hedging and he always managed to wriggle through. He also had a tummy problem, constant diarrhoea. I took him to the vet who said he was inbred and not normal. He said I should have him put down, so I did. Still cried though.


Been gardening, bottom trellis bed, not quite finished, but it's too hot.


OH is back from Norfolk this afternoon.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 08:39

Thank you. By August many of the blues and pinks will have faded away. Heleniums, coreopsis, rudbeckias and heliopsis are starting to come out. And dahlias, of course, they are late this year as they got frosted in the spring.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 04/07/2017 at 08:24

Morning all.


I'm sorry to hear of your OH's passing, Joyce, but glad that it was peaceful. I hope you have family around to support you. Thank you for including us and I'm sure there are many among us who would like to give you a hug and hold your hand in this distressing time.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 22:45

It's open next Sunday, Fairygirl.


Sleep well everyone. I hope Joyce and her OH are OK.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 20:24

The GC was disappointing, I bought a couple of delphiniums and a pair of gardening gloves. At least the loo, for once, wasn't out of order. I'd wanted a nice indoor plant for the friend we are going to lunch with on Wednesday but I didn't like anything in my budget. Ended up getting one in the SM which had a much better choice.


Spent over 5 hours gardening this afternoon. Think I'm winning with the bindweed!

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 20:07

The blackbirds have had my blueberries too, Nanny Beach, even though I netted them  Gosh, dogs do eat weird things! I love Border Collies.


Have spent over 5 hours this afternoon weeding, edging, tidying, planting.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 20:02

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 08:51

Dry, cool and cloudy yesterday, dry and cloudy this morning.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 03/07/2017 at 08:43

Morning all.


I read that article, Hosta. Great news that Malta is allowing gay marriage, but I think it is a shame to suppress the words "husband and wife". I have a couple of friends who are gay, lesbians. They refer to each other as "my wife". So why can't you have "husband and husband" and "wife and wife"? Just means you are married, not to do with whether you are gay or hetero.


Need to go to the SM this morning so shall go and have a browse in the GC next door. Haven't been for a bit because OH usually comes with me. He loves the SM but gets bored in the GC. He's back from Norfolk tomorrow. I need a decent sized flowering plant to fill in gap where oriental poppy has finished. Also edging shears, if they have any. Only recently arrived in Dordogne. Don't think the French bother with edges. Mine date from 1973 and are not as good as they were.

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