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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:15

Beautiful Raspberry Ripple, want one.

I understand how you may need that many Rudbeckias, Chicky, I have a similar number! We will be very glad in late summer.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:12

Have planted a load of annuals into flower beds where tulips and forget-me-nots were. Done some weeding.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:10

Having a thunderstorm. Dog is trembling on his bed.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 18:31

Have planted out my tomatoes and sweet peppers a few days ago, also lettuces, curly kale and runner beans. Cucumbers and courgettes are hardening off in the cold frames.

Started planting annuals into the flower beds where the tulips and forget-me-nots were. Cosmos "Antiquity", rudbeckia "Denver Daisy and Prairie Sun", cleome, penstemon "Tubular Bells". Started planting into the pots and troughs too.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:10

Sorry OH is poorly, Mynx. Could you go out tomorrow instead? Or is he too poorly for that?

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:59

Our friends have left, gone up to La Rochelle, but they took us out to lunch first

I've been outside to plant annuals, but the pollen off the acacia trees is making me cough and my eyes go runny, it's 27° in the shade. So I've come in for a cup of tea and an antihistamine tablet. I wanted to get them planted as the forecast is for rain and much cooler tomorrow.

Hosta, you better keep clear of that salted toffee cake if you want to keep that weight off. But well done you. I only manage to lose half a stone at a time.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:47

Sunny, 27° in the shade. Tomorrow's forecast is heavy rain, 14°.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:50

Mynx, Stevo's answer is not correct. Ex-pats can vote if they have been living in Europe for less than 15 years.

I am an ex-pat because my husband decided to live in France when our 4 children were small. I really didn't want to, all my friends and family were in England and I love England, but it was go with him or divorce and I loved him. Now my children are married to French people and I have 9 grandchildren in France. My husband died some years ago, but I'm stuck here in a house I can't sell because of French inheritance laws as the children part own it and they don't want to sell. It is a gorgeous house though. But I've since met OH 2 and he moved here because his wife wanted to, she died 3 years later. He managed to sell his French house. We have bought a cottage in Norfolk together, our 2nd home, which we love.

So I can't vote in the referendum, but OH can.

We don't know what would happen if the UK leaves, but we have been told that ex-pats would no longer be in a health service and would need very expensive private health insurance, travelling back to the UK would be more complicated, our pensions may be frozen. A lot of English people here are trying to sell their houses and move back but it can take 3 - 4 years to sell a house in France.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:38

Morning all. Have friends staying.

Dove, we will be in Norfolk 2nd half of June. You'll be back by then?

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:28

That's wise, Tetley. I don't think the thread should be closed, but the subject should be stuck to without upsetting anyone. We can beg to differ. The world would be a boring place if we all thought the same. I don't agree with you over Europe but it's good to read what people think. For me, as an ex-pat, it would be best to stay in. I also think it would be best for the UK to stay in, but it's interesting to read the other views.

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