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Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 07/02/2018 at 08:54

Morning all.

Grey but no snow, -4°. Bother, gas heater in the kitchen has just run out. OH is still in bed, I'll wait for him to deal with it.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 22:05

I dread to think what would have happened to Hosta's boiler if he'd poured syrup of figs into it

Dove, Hosta has got a pink bit, his tongue

Not snowing here in Dordogne, though it tried to earlier. Daughter near Poitiers said it's been snowing there. I watched the French News on TV, the north half of France is white, hundreds of people stuck in cars in the snow, poor things. I hope OH's daughter gets here safely the end of the week, from Eastbourne.

I hate going to the hairdressers too.

Best clematis for pots?

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 21:50

Yes, tall is more important than wide, but the point is that the pot shown in your link looks tall but in reality it isn't because it is a short pot inside a tall pot.  It also looks tall because it's narrow, but it's only 41 cm tall if you take out the inner pot. Mine are taller and also happen to be more than twice as wide. They don't have to be as wide as my pots, though.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 13:07

Hello and welcome to Forkers, Hampshire Hog. Not boring, I like to hear a little about people here. There are others on the GW forum who have lost a husband or wife. I hope you don't miss your garden and enjoy your allotment when it comes.

Just off to the patchwork meeting.

Gardening Crafters

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 09:51

That's pretty, Pat.

I've been making patchwork squares for a curtain for the local church. It's a joint effort with several other ladies. We have to make 9 each, 25cm x 25cm with a border included. Taking a bit of time as I'm sewing cardboard squares in first to keep it straight then sewing them together, then taking the cardboard out. Here are 6 of them, about the size of a cot quilt.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 09:44

Morning all.

We have a light sprinkle of snow. We are going to the SM to get all we need, just in case. Also some skirting for the bathroom. The new vinyl floor looks nice, limewashed wood look.

This afternoon there is a patchwork meeting.

Hello Solentman, if you pop in, I've just looked back at your posts and seen your very overgrown garden from a year or two ago. How is it coming on? Very smart greenhouse and shed.

Solent Wind's garden adventure

Posted: 06/02/2018 at 09:38

Hello Solentman, seen you on the Forkers thread. Great shed and greenhouse. How is the garden coming along?

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 23:11

Oh, forgot to say, Liri has put some great photos of her holiday on the camera thread. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/camera-talk---part-2/990057-39.html#latest 

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 23:08

Yes, a lot of chat while we've been eating dinner and watching TV.

Hello and welcome Fire Lily. I, too, had a smallholding when I was a lot younger. We lived in England then, now I live in Dordogne, France. I had a couple of Jersey cows that I milked by hand and a load of chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, quail etc and a huge veg. garden.

Good to hear from you, DD. French employers tax is a nightmare. I think that is the main reason there is so much unemployment in France, people just can't afford to employ anyone. I have read about Le Chateau de Gateau from time to time on Facebook. It looks so welcoming, full of smiling faces.

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 05/02/2018 at 22:54

Thank you for resurrecting this thread, Liri. Now Fairygirl hasn't been here it seemed to have disappeared.

Great photos, looks lovely and interesting too. Love the door furniture and the leaping man statue, so full of life and movement. Dramatic countryside. Looks warmer than here! Glad you had a good holiday.

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