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MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 07:26

Morning everyone

Nice and sunny again here today. Still haven't mowed the grass, must do it today. French runners are finally producing, had thought they were going to be a no go. Have just read on another post to pinch out the tops, will do that today. Other than that, no jobs to do today, just look and enjoy.

Not much longer now Dove, are you crossing off the days on your calender?

By for now, will look in again later.

cat-problems-

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 20:52
gardeningfantic wrote (see)

when i had cats.. i kept an area of my flower beds empty and bare.. dug it over regularlary and my cats always used it.. as did others.. but mine never went anywhere else.. as it was soft and easy for them dig..

so maybe other cat owners could do the same..

Exactly, I have the same and I gave my neighbour a big bottle of Jeyes Fluid too, no cats have visited her since, at least not ours!

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:10

Hi Liz, haven't received anything yet!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 17:06

Hi all, been too busy to chat today (housework!), but have lurked. Nothing new today, just watering this morning and picked some chard, beans are still too small. Will keep lurking, have a good evening!

cat-problems-

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 16:57

That'll be the day mate! People who leave their cats without getting someone to look after them when they go on holiday can already be had for cruelty to animals. What do you suggest, that you keep a cat locked up in the house? Tie them to a lead, or what? Don't be b***dy ridiculous!

an-id-of-plant-and-pest-please

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:27

Below is a Wiki list of pests that eat Solanum, of which there are several types.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lepidoptera_that_feed_on_Solanum

 

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:35

Lizzie, what is your nearest village, would like to google earth it, if you don't mind!

grapes

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 12:25

It sounds to me like it must be a Vitis labrusca Concord which is an american grape. We have one on our pergola. The grapes have a distinct taste, different from large grapes, but we love them. See the Wikipedia description below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitis_labrusca

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_%28grape%29

 

 

 

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 09:38

It sounds like you've found the perfect place, Smokin. It helps to speak a bit of French, too. Talking with the neighbours certainly improved our school French, and with hands and feet and a few mutual aperitifs with lots of Ricard we got on quite well. It was our original plan to retire there too, but as I said, things got a bit too much and retirement was still a long way away. In the meantime we've bought an old house in the country here in Switzerland with a lovely garden which keeps me occupied and hubby enjoys mucking around in his cellar workshop.

I do enjoy your stories of your life in France, keep them coming!

the-fence-the-cows-and-their-thoughts

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 19:58

Hi Smokin, I know what you mean about the peace and simple living in France. For several years we had a little cottage near a tiny village in Allier, inbetween Vichy and La Palisse. Unfortunately we found we didn't have enough time to spend there and every time we went everything was overgrown. In the end we sold it to an English couple who were planning to retire there. An interesting fact was that most of the people we knew there disliked Parisiens and insisted that Paris is not France!

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