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YORKSHIRE PUDDING … .. …… .

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:47

I love cooking, but have never made Yorkshire Pudding. I heard a wonderful story about it years ago from a Scottish friend; her father came back from the 2nd World War to Edinburgh raving about this wonderful stuff that the English ate called Yorkshire Pudding. He found a recipe for his wife to use. She dutifully cooked it every Sunday. It wasn't till my friend came South to London as a twenty something in the sixties that she realised that Yorkshire Pudding should be light and fluffy, not a large heavy pancake! She also realised how much her father must have loved her mother not to say anything critical about it

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:39

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:33

The more the merrier

Tibouchina Grandiflora Lepidota

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 13:45

Some people I know in London have this plant in their front garden. Is it hardy? Should it be fed and when? Any ideas?

Transplanting established hedges using machinery

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:47

I don't know about Laurel, but Privet is pretty forgiving, it may be worth trying.

flowers

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:10

Verdun

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:07

I often use organic chicken manure pellets, if I was creating a new bed I would dig them into the top few inches about a week or so before planting. I have never bothered to read the instructions though; they may say something different. Always follow the guide lines on quantity per sq. metre.

I did once have problems with either a fox or a dog digging up earth where I had just sprinkled the pellets on and had not bothered to dig them in.

Water Butts

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:03

I bought some butts from a water company, it was 'buy one; get one half price.' Remember to get the stand and the drainpipe attachment too. I now have, 1 on the studio, 1 on the lean-to greenhouse, 2 on the house. Even with my smallish garden it is possible to empty them on a hot summers' day, and that is with a watering can

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:59

Welcome pignut

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:57

Ruby, remember when using weed and feed NOT to put the first few mowings on your compost heap, or in the Council green bin. Just bag it up and put in the household rubbish.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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