Hiya, from Finistere in France

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lurchermam
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Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #274545 lurchermam
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:43 pm

Hi, I've just joined this site which I found by accident, following link upon link about poly tunnel growing. I read a few posts and thought ...hey they seem a nice bunch of people, down to earth, knowledgeable and getting on with it, so I joined.

Me, I live on a beautiful hill, surrounded by forests and fields and my nearest neighbours are cows. I moved here just over 18 months ago from Manchester in the UK for a more tranquil pace of life and a healthier way of living. We live in a barn which we are renovating from scratch and last month we finally got enough wire and battery power to have a telephone and internet connection fitted (we have solar panels for electricity).

Last year I managed to dig a bit of a vegetable plot and plant some seeds, a very nice neighbour brought us some cow manure which I spread all over the clay sodden plot and I actually managed to grow an awful lot of clover with a few lettuces, 6 cabbages, 3 cauli's, a very large spinach bush and half a dozen sweetcorn. The rest of my crop either drowned or got eaten by slugs, moles and goodness knows what else.

This year we got off to a late start due to ground frost, but I did not waste time, I managed to construct a keyhole garden and raised bed and I await my first poly tunnel which is due to be delivered this week. I decided on a poly tunnel because my first lot of seeds this year are not looking very good, too much rain and cold wind I think. Ah well, no one said it was going to be easy.

Abbs

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #274550 silly_sammy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:44 am

Hi Lurchermam. I'm a newbie also. I would love to restore a barn! One way I've found of keeping the slugs off is crushed eggshells

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #274559 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:35 pm

Welcome Abbs, now I have to go and get on with it and stop tiddling about ont tinternet

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #274575 Dr.Syn
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:10 am

Hy ya welcome to the forum. I too emigrated from UK to start a new life and I hav'nt looked back :wave: :wave: :wave:
Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.
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Die dulci fruere.

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #274576 Milims
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:31 am

Hi there and welcome :wave:
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And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Member of the Ish Weight Loss Club since 10/1/11 Started at 12st 8 and have lost 8lb so far!

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #274607 The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:09 am

Bit further south than you, but same country. Welcome.

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #275641 crepesuzette
Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:31 pm

Hello, I'm east of you, in lower normandie. Hope you enjoy the site.

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #275684 123sologne
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:21 pm

Hello :wave:
Also in France, in the middle, sort of... I hope your vegs are now growing well with all the sunshine we just had. Better late than never as they say, but that should do for some nice crops I think.
Anyway, enjoy the forum, all the info and the new friends. :thumbright:

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Re: Hiya, from Finistere in France

Post: #275697 fifi folle
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:50 pm

Hi, many happy memories of camping holidays as a child in Finistere. Especially remember Quimper and La Foret Fouesnant. Welcome to ish :)


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