Busy-Lizzie


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Beautiful 12ft Victorian brick wall

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:23

Walls like that are classic for fruit trees, you have to keep them pruned like the one above but it's not difficult.


You could also plant flowering climbers such as clematis and roses. But the ground would have to be dug and manured and you would have to provide supports such as horizontal wires.


Don't plant anything too close to the wall, it can be very dry as the wall shelters the ground immediately below from the rain.


It looks as though you could have a fabulous garden there.

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:08

Thank you GD, that was interesting. Now I'm off to look at Google! I know a couple of people who are now living in Dordogne but came from the Channel Islands.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 15:19

Son rang this morning to ask if he could come to lunch, & DIL and 2 little boys (1 & 2). Hurriedly got some salmon out of the freezer. Was lovely to see them.

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 10:45

What a difference in different parts of the  world. Here there are a lot of trees, green rolling hills, rivers, old stone houses and chateaux.


Strange to think Pat is having spring and we are going into autumn.


Pictures of Dordogne.

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:43

Morning all


We enjoyed the barn dance last night. What we all lacked in skill we made up with laughter and enthusiasm! Good dinner, Hotpot then apple crumble with a buttery crisp crumble how I like it.

pet companions

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 09:39

Glad Bracken is feeling better.

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 22:50

He sounds like a walking nightmare!


I am in SW France, Dordogne. It is hotter in the summer than England, but colder in winter. The French aren't so interested in gardening as the English, the climate here is harder anyway, but they like growing vegetables and pelargoniums.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 14:38

Lovely story, Runnybeak. My first kiss was in the barn of the next door farm. I went out with him for 4 months, it worried my father who thought I was too young, I was 14 (or was it 15?).

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 14:33

Not in winter it isn't!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 09:59

Pleased it all seems to be going well, Obelixx. Your place sounds lovely.


Our first frost this morning, but not enough to blacken the dahlias. -2°


We are going to a barn dance this evening, organised by English people. I used to love them in our English village years ago. But I was young and fit then!

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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