Morning all, -4°, frosty. I've been out feeding the horses and walking the dog. Hands are tingly now they are warming up.
I hope you have a good lunch lily.
I hope you get the Doctor's appt. Clari.
Thank you Lily, he did. I'm off to bed, he's going to watch Question Time.
I live in Dordogne, I think summer must come a bit earlier here.
Yes, forgot pies! I've done that too.
That's what I do too, sow in straight lines.
I grow them but I don't sow the seeds until early April and plant them out when the weather warms up. They like warmth. I usually have too many, but they do store quite well.
I've been given snowdrops "in the green" and they have done really well. I transplant them in the green too as I can see where they are. When I bought them in bags in the Garden Centre (bear in mind that garden centres here in France aren't as good as English ones) they were dried out and I've never had any luck with them.
Honeysuckle is OK with shade and so is the lovely rambling rose "Malvern Hills".
I potted mine up into a much bigger pot and made a frame from bamboo for it to grow up then put it outside for the summer. It grew a lot, but it only flowers in winter. This winter I've left it outside in a sheltered place as it's got too big. Don't know if it will survive. If it does then I may plant it against the house.
I cook them long and slow in a casserole. You can add Moroccan flavourings and vegetables and serve with cous-cous. You can take the tender cooked meat off the bone and stir it into a curry sauce, or a creamy mushroom sauce. I expect you could roast them with roasted veg around them. I've used them for making big curries for charity events, because they are such good value. I hope the turkeys are treated OK when alive.