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Posted: 13/03/2014 at 09:04

You didn't steal my thread, Louise, it was an out of date thread. I just thought it might be interesting to read more stories about why people start gardening. I love reading these stories. Yours is the "now" thread.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:58

Morning all.

Supermarket this morning, then riding, then tea with a friend who wants to show me her garden and gardening in between if there are any gaps.

On our travels on holiday in England we saw big plastic cows in people's gardens, like the one Garden girl saw in the GC. Wondered where they got them from. Can't remember where it was, could have been the New Forest.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:46

Sorry, yes, lily. It's an old stone French farmhouse with beams. Like the garden, when we bought it in 1990, for what the English would think was a ridiculous price, it was in a state, burst pipes, mould growing like fur on the beams, filthy. Hadn't been lived in for 6 years and before that was a holiday home. But now it's lovely. Was a lot of work, but I was younger then, under 40 instead of 27!

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 22:38

The time when frost matters is when the potatoes grow leaves out of the ground. If you plant too early and the leaves are up before the frosts have finished they will go black.

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:26

He's the slightly bigger Scottish sort! But he's learnt English since he was a puppy.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:40

Yes, Fairygirl, satellite TV - until the Beeb decide to change satellites. Which they've recently done and lots of Brits in Southern Spain have lost their English TV. There should be a European agreement. I pay the French licence, but don't watch much French TV as OH doesn't speak French well enough. He moved here at retirement, but I was younger so I do speak French.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:35

I did like seeing them donutsmrs, and everyone's else's lovely photos. There's something so pure and clear about the colours of spring flowers.

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:22

I talk to my plants, but I also talk to the oven and the food while cooking and other things. I thought it had something to do with being on my own after my OH no.1 died 15 years ago. I met OH No.2 a few years ago and he remarked that I talk to myself, I said it wasn't to myself, it was to things and plants. It's a relief to know that some of you do it too and I'm not nuts!

artjak, I speak to my plants and my animals in English. They are French, but they understand. Well, dog is a Border Collie so not originally French, just born here!

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:55

If it's deer that would explain why I never have any lupins! But now part of the garden is fenced perhaps I should try again.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:52

Punkdoc must have meant me, about being told that CB is easy on the eye! I find him very attractive, and I've said so several times

We rarely see JAS on the TV any more. Liked him, fun.

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