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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 10:07

That road looks so tiny, not like an A road at all! Dwarfed by the majestic mountains.

Lovely photos, Scroggin, but it looks so chilly! Are you on holiday?


Posted: 28/02/2017 at 10:00

I have clematis, but only one at a time, in pots twice that size.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 09:53

Morning all.

I hope it's pretty LB and melts when you want to go out.

Pouring with rain and blowing a gale. Electricity has been flickering.

I have couch grass under the Paul's Scarlet Climber. Can't dig it out as the roots are winding through the rose roots. Does anyone know how to get rid of brambles in large shrubs? The dear little birdies sit in the shrubs either pooing out the seeds or dropping blackberries.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 09:32

Morning all.
Pouring with rain and there have been strong winds and flickering of electricity.

Gosh, Papi Jo, I hope I don't have to declare my bees with their 4 honeycombs under my upturned defunct wheelbarrow.

Does anybody watch those antique programmes, such as Antique Road Trip and Bargain Hunt? I do occasionally. They always bargain and ask what the best price is. When we were in Norwich I tried that in 2 big emporiums (i?) but was told that everything belonged to dealers or private people who didn't work in the store so the prices couldn't be lowered. I said that I'd seen bargaining on TV in that very store and he said that it was all pre-arranged by the TV company. I felt rather annoyed.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:53

Pruned 3 climbing roses. It was very windy.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:26

Very windy this afternoon, some showers.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:20

So am I! But lots all at once.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:12

I hate the French lunch break. By the time I get into town the shops are preparing to shut at midday and if I go after lunch I get stuck in school rush hour on the way home.

The poor woman arrived in Singapore with only £12 and the clothes she was wearing and her sister said she couldn't put her up.

I've pruned 3 climbing roses this afternoon. It got very windy and there were showers so I ended up watching Escape to the Country and a programme about showing cute alpacas at an Agricultural show.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 11:17

That's appalling, punkdoc. I hope she's allowed to stay with her family.

Not many of the French here go to church on a Sunday. Don't know if the Sunday closing is for religious or social reasons. But more than half the shops in Périgueux, the Dordogne capital, were closed on Saturday afternoon and I know they are closed on Sundays and a lot are closed on Monday morning too. A lot are closed for 2 hours at lunchtime every day. The garden centres are closed at lunchtime too and they don't have refreshments or cafés like in England. Some supermarkets are open Sunday mornings on the outskirts of town. Everything is shut on Sunday afternoons.

Also it was hard finding a nice restaurant for OH's birthday lunch as a lot of the restaurants here are shut for the winter. I've been told the owners also have restaurants in the ski resorts so that's where they are in wintertime.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 10:31

Hello girls.

2 daughters and 5 grandchildren came to stay last week, school hols, but husbands were working. Also the mammouth rose and shrub pruning has started, so I haven't had much time. First daffodils starting to come out, but I think something has eaten the new crocuses I planted in the autumn.

OH watched SS-GB last night, I got bored with it and the main actor who whispers so I stopped watching it.

I haven't had notifications since Thursday, except 1 batch that all came at once, then nothing. I can't get used to using Followed threads instead.

I don't like Windows 10, it just installed itself without asking. I was quite happy with Windows 7.

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