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Dordogne Damsel

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Posted: Yesterday at 21:23
Hi all, welcome Happy Grower. Busy here, but not as bad as last week, teaching English all week on a special English Week for French kids. Any spare time spent watering or dead heading ready for 2nd Open Day on Sunday. Not fretting over it, this heat is too OK intense to get too involved and I think people will understand. Off to bring washing in ( least that dries fast) and then bed.

Best wishes to all, congrats to new grandparents and hope Lizzie gets to UK OK. Good night all. Xk


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 15:54

Hello all,

Quick hello again. Life has calmed down a little bit, even managed a dip in the pool today with Charlie (half day at school Wednesdays). Extremely hot despite morning thunderstorm, worrying about my poor garden.

Off to take Shadow (& possibly myself & Charlie) for a dip in our local lake, poor dog is really not liking this heat. Poor thing also managed to get himself wedged under a cupboard door at lunchtime, the more he tried to get up the more he got stuck, took 2 of us to hold him down and slide him out, don't think he will be sitting there again anytime soon. He also got an electric shock the other day whilst out walking on a cow field fence, I hope he isn't holding any of this against me.

Runnybeak, my people from N.Z. checked out this morning so that was 2 beds to do already, not sure I am up for a 3rd - sorry.

Will pop in later to say hello, good afternoon everyone.  

P.S. I put the remainder of my Dundee cake from Sunday 'somewhere safe' and now I can't find it - any of you lot responsible (Verdun ....) ???

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:32

Another gorgeous one, so good to see all that hard work paying off.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 23:15

Looks lovely Lyn, really like the lupins and the way they sit in amongst the other flowers. What a lot of blooms.

Saw this little fella today and couldn't resist a photo, it looked so perfect in the sunshine.



Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 23:04

Thanks all, been a great experience (now it's all over).  Still a long way to go and I am hoping next year I will be able to show even more progress, lots of areas in the garden still needing a lot of tlc, some just a good old hack at, but steady away, taken me a year to get this far.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:23

Absolutely beautiful and such a good show from so many plants, gorgeous. 



Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:35

Good morning all,

Bill I am very sorry to hear your news, I hope you are being well cared for. Thank you for sharing all you interesting threads.

Have updated my pics on othere thread btw, should work now. BL, thanks for sharing yours too and your lovely comments.

See you all later, breakfast to get sorted for the guests.

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 07:31

Sorry everyone, try this - good morning by the way.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 23:28

Evening all, although actually morning here I suppose.

Just a very quick thank you for all your help and support (emotional and technical) with the garden, especially with the Open Day. All went very well ( I have tried to post pics on other thread, hope it works).

I was hoping for a day off today after all the excitement (and effort) of yesterday but unfortunately not to be. All 3 rooms checked out and as I breathed a sigh of relief a booking came through from four New Zealanders for two nights, so there I was back to making beds and steaming shower cubicles, on a very hot day too. They are lovely people though so that is a bonus.

Not stopped all day so haven't had time to read back properly, hope you are all ok, I caught the tail end of some trouble Panda seems to be having, was afraid to look back too far, sounded a bit scary.

Really hope things will calm down a bit now, although next week I am teaching all week for an 'English Week' event for a group of young French children - and Charlie breaks up from school on Friday..... may not be so calm after all.  

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 23:10

Hello all, so sorry to have been absent so long, been so tied up with the garden thingy as well as having to help at the school fete all day Saturday. Anyway, it all went very well, had some lovely visitors (including Bizzie Lizzie), French & English and some really lovely comments about the garden and the cake! Your support and encouragement are really really sweet, you have all made me cry a little bit you are so kind, so thank you very, very much. Going to post a link that I hope will give you all a bit of an idea of what the garden looks like, I really wish I could teleport you all over for an afternoon, feel like a lot of you have been working alongside me all this time.

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Discussions started by Dordogne Damsel

Weed or not?

Been nurturing it - now am not sure... 
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Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

28th June 2015 Open Day - silly me! 
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Anyone know what this is?

Thought was lovely plant but now it looks like a buttercup:( 
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Plant ID's

More surprises for me - good or bad?? 
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What kind? 
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Weeds ?

Growing from my compost 
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Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Look very healthy but any good? 
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Unidentified seedlings

You will have to be an expert to get these!  
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Any idea what this is?

I thought maybe Foxglove... 
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Damp Shady Area

Looking for some plants for a damp corner. 
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Children & Gardening

School Gardening Club 
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Small pond

Is it worth the effort? 
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More weeds I think??

Any ideas anyone... 
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Purple Tree?

Lovely but in need of TLC 
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White Powder

Any idea what it might be? 
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