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HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:29

Good film Clari.


FG - I've just been out to buy some mew cough mixture.  Different brand, different formula so I hope it works better.


Been busy doing admin for the dance club all morning but now I'm off outside to pot and potter.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:21

I believe there are modern rules about separating non married couples now - rights to a share in the home after so many years of co-habiting - rights to assets, responsibility for any children etc.  


UK citizens' advice has this - https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Documents/Advice%20factsheets/Family/f-ending-a-relationship-unmarried-couples.pdf


After a quick google, it would appear that French law does not differentiate between married and common law couples where children are involved so you are entitled to a home and financial support for Charlie till he leaves education.  You need to get professional advice about exactly what you are entitled to and also how you can earn a living if you do have to give up the B&B.   Even if you come to an amicable agreement you need to get it written down and notarised in case things go sour.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 10:10

DD - you need to forewarn someone that you are worried so they can keep an eye and react swiftly if needs be - school director, social services, police, family support etc.   Local communes in Belgium have these so I expect you do too.


I know it's hard after years of being worn down but you do have to stand up for yourself and tell him his behaviour is unnacceptable and that the marriage is over and that you and Charlie are not leaving your home.  Take steps now to secure your local bank account and assets before you confront him.


Good luck.

Plant ID, Rose

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 09:01

Do you still have the programme from Chelsea?  It will list the exhibitors.  As I recall, the major rose nurseries with a stand were David Austin, Peter Beale's and Harkness but there may have been others.

How big pots for clematis?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 08:56

Lots of non clinging clems about.  They need to be guided, tied in or can be used as ground cover or to tumble down a bank or wall.

Plant ID, Rose

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:56

Could be lots of things.    If you know which nursery it was you could ask them.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:38

DD - have you had or can you get relationship or couples counselling?  He needs to be made to see that bullying is neither grown up behaviour nor rational nor acceptable nor a good role model for his son.


This link may be of help - http://www.livestrong.com/article/225876-how-to-stop-a-bullying-husband/

Mares Tail- what to do?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 06:08

My two infested borders are densely planted and yet this prolonged cool, wet spring has seen the mare's tail proliferate like never before.    Patrolling till autumn is a good plan and so is clearing and cleaning and redesigning as long as you can blitz the stuff before re-planting.


Good luck.

How big pots for clematis?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 05:52

It's all a question of size GD.  How big will they be?

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 05:49

Morning all - up early today.  Woken by Chestikof.  Hope it all clears up soon cos it's dragging along.


It's cool and grey and cloudy again but we're supposed to stay dry all morning and get to the mid 20s this afternoon - with thunder and co.  Lovely.


I need to go out for bird food and coffee and then can garden all morning.   Sewing or potting on when the rain comes.   I have a new overlocker Wonky but after watching the Sewing Bee I shall be having lessons before I use it for anything serious and it won't be fitted lycra yoga togs.   I quite fancy yoga but hate lycra and polyester and viscose and all that sweaty cr*p.   Meanwhile it's cotton frocks for me in case summer does arrive.


Happy birthday Pat.

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