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Posted: 14/02/2015 at 15:21

I loved Larkise to Candleford as well. OH liked the postmistress.

My cold isn't really bad, just an ordinary one, but there will be 10 of us for Sunday lunch. Not bad enough to cancel it. Have made Moroccan chicken casserole, a tray of cooked sweet peppers and red onions, a loaf of bread and a huge raspberry mousse. There will be 10 of us. Have washed kitchen floor and covered terrace floor. Has taken ages. Must dust the dining room and set the table.

Then tonight we are going out for a curry evening. At least I don't have to cook tonight. OH isn't back from his all day choir workshop, practicing Haydn's Creation for the Easter Concert.


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:57

Roses will grow in a variety of soils, not just acid soil. It's more important that they should be well fed, the soil isn't allowed to dry out, but it should be well drained not waterlogged. They love well rotted farmyard manure.

There are different opinions on depth of planting, the RHS says plant the graft union at soil level but David Austin says plant so all new shoots growing out at the bottom are 3 inches deep! I plant the graft union about 1 inch deep to help prevent wind rock and to allow for settling of the soil.

rooting cut flowers.what to do?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:38

Cut the flowers off too to let them concentrate on the roots.


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:37

Yviestevie, just take enough cash for what you want and leave chequebook and cards at home!

Climbing plants

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:35

By the way, I couldn't download the photo. If you press the spacebar after putting in the link it should print the link in bold to make it accessible without having to copy and paste.

Climbing plants

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:29

Roses grow in a wide variety of soils, but they don't like drying out or being waterlogged. They love manure and are greedy feeders so extra rose food is necessary for good roses. 1 foot isn't deep enough, 18 inches would be the minimum.


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 09:09

Morning all. I love a sherry trifle with raspberries too, but prefer it without jelly in it. Used to make it for New Year's Day lunch when the children lived at home. First OH used to make the custard using lots of cream from a recipe that was in the Sunday Times in the 70s. I used home made sponge cake and frozen raspberries from the garden and homemade raspberry jam. Lots of sherry of course.

Slept badly, nose got blocked. OH has gone to an all day workshop with his choir. Conductor come from England, preparing for Easter Concert, The Creation, by Haydn.

Group 3 clematis.

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:37

Oh dear, I did one early this week - was I too early?


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:31

Put them in the freezer DD. Then get them out and reheat for next guests. Eat the fruit salad


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 22:30

Lyn was here not that long ago, pops in and out. Hope her parents are OK. Hollie Hock was moving house again. Orchid Lady is probably busy with their new business.

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