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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:32

Morning all.
Not a very good night for me. I was too hot, threw off duvet, found a sheet. Then there was a big storm, cooled down, too cold. The trip switch had tripped which meant electricity had turned off. Now all the timers are wrong and the DVD machine will be back to 1st January. Water heater might have turned off.

Ate too much cake yesterday. OH gave a talk to local English, tea and cake afterwards. All weight lost from tummy bug is now back on

Going to see Dordogne Damsel this afternoon.

Garden design

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:47

I'd never heard of them, so had a look on Google, rather striking. But Van Meuwen sells them and some people on this forum have been disappointed with them, I don't know about their roses though. I like David Austin roses, smell good and fairly disease resistant. I have a Madame Alfred Carrière climber which I planted in 1992, repeat flowerer, lovely, but almost white. I thought you wanted colour.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:30

For stripping, just the niblets, I half cook the cobs, then strip them, freeze in bags, then cook them a very short time in a little water or butter. They've been OK, definitely not sloppy. I usually freeze them whole though, but it takes up space.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:56

What do you mean "lost them" Alan? I use both those sorts of bags, so long as the air is kept out they should be OK.

Not what it looks like

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:35

Just dawned on me, that's "The Mentalist".

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:32

Morning all.

Cheese and onion crisps with Maltesers, KEF??? You're not expecting are you?

OH is giving a Power Point talk to local English people this afternoon. I am doing teas. Made fruit cake yesterday. Just off to make choc cake.

dog lovers

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:53

My 11 yr old Border Collie has bad breath. The vet says he is fine for his age but his teeth are a bit dirty as he has an overbite and finds it hard to chew. But the vet said cleaning them would be expensive because of the blood tests and the general anaesthetic and the anaesthetic is not without risk. He said it wasn't worth it.

Plants

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:46

Some varieties of holly have smooth edges anyway. Don't cut the branches for that, cut the bush to keep it the shape you want.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:59

That's what I do, but with butter, like your OH.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:57

Thank you, BM.

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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reviews

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Why did you all start gardening?

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