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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 14:14

Thank you Dove. I went running with the Jack Russel this a.m. so I can't really be 66 can I?

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:52

Bird lady, I am a Master Composter, trained by Norfolk Council and I don't recollect seeing in the literature or at Garden Organic the type of bin that you describe. Which is not to say that they don't exist. My query is; why would you want a bin to open all the way down? Surely you would then end up with it all falling out, you could achieve this by tipping it over or lifting the bin up. My 2 bins have the little hatch near the base; I put on my knee pads, spread out a tarpaulin and dig the stuff out with the coal shovel, sieving as I go.

I appreciate that not everyone wants to spend 30 mins on their knees, so you could try the tip or lift methods mentioned above, though this would make a mess unless the bin is on a hard surface.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:44

Not at all! Speaking for myself, I am pretty ancient, the others all insist that they are 27.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:43

'The purpose of our lives is to be happy' The Dalai Lama

Can I prune a juniper bush?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:28

I have 2 prostrate types out front. I have to keep them pruned so that they don't overhang the pavement. One is doing nicely, the other is going brown. Also there is a disease that is affecting juniper at the moment, so I don't know if it is windburn, pruning or disease that has got to the unhealthy one. Both were doing fine for about 10 years.

60cm Plant Pot (For Apple Trees)

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:25

Try B&Q, I got one from there about 10 years ago and saw similar last summer. Or a half barrel?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:20

Murals and special effects in paint, semi-retired. That means I don't have to work, but still do some projects.

Piping for tunnels/cloches

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 13:53

B&Q do 8' lengths of white pipe, which I have used.

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

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