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What to do with this broccoli?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:19

Must be a different variety from mine. I sow in spring, transplant in June. It grows all summer, not making shoots or flowers, then it shoots in early spring, lots, and I eat it in early spring until it goes to flower when the weather gets warm.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:17

Morning all. Haven't been here since I came back from daughter's, been so busy. But I did meet DD at an Open Gardens meeting. She's already said that, I started reading back, but there was so much I stopped and came here to post instead.

I hope Dove is having a lovely holiday.

We are going to a wedding this afternoon. Tomorrow it's Harvest Festival then friend's birthday lunch then OH is singing with his choir in a concert. May not get time to come here tomorrow.

Garden is a mess, but hopefully, rain permitting, will get a chance to clear it up in autumn.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 11:34

That's right, as Steve says. The new pet will also be a loved pet, a new personality and friend in it's own right, not a replacement.


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 09:18

Morning all. Drizzling and grey.

Am going to look after daughter 2's two children after school, she's going to a teacher's meeting and husband is up north with work. They moved to 1h15 away in July. They were in the north of France, 8 hours drive away. Her OH's firm is re-locating him.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 22:15

I'm so sorry about your cat, Hogweed. I've lost 2 cats in the last 10 years and my dog has cancer and will be 13 in December. Animals are good friends.



Posted: 21/09/2015 at 19:04

I'm so sorry DD and Verdun. Sometimes life can be so sad. When I came back from holiday I was reading back and laughing, now I feel more like crying. That young man's family - how awful for them, but I hope a home can be found for Shadow. But even if it can DD will still be sad without him. What rotten things to happen.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 13:14

Holsteins have been coming into the UK since the 1800s, on and off. This site explains all 


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 11:24

Thanks Panda.  Have read back a few pages. Bananas and porridge made me laugh! Glad Dove, Lyn and Hosta had a good time. Seems funny without Dove here.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 10:56

Now I'll read back, but not sure about 2 weeks worth! Probably take hours.


Posted: 21/09/2015 at 10:55

Morning all.

We came back on Sunday evening. Were in Sicily for 1 week and in Norfolk and Eastbourne the second week. There was an enormous thunderstorm in Sicily, never seen anything like it. Quite scary with rocks streaming down roads like rivers and parts of the hotel were flooded. We were in a coach coming back from Syracuse to Taormina when it started. The next day we couldn't leave the hotel because of the rain, our Rep from Thomson's organised a quiz - we did very badly!

Our boat trip was cancelled, but at the end of the week the sea was calm and the sky was blue so we booked another boat trip. But it was Italian not English. We enjoyed it though. We swam in a glorious warm turquoise sea and drank cocktails in the water. Then more cocktails and plates of fresh fruit on the boat.

Then off to England to see family.

Thank you all for my lovely birthday wishes, cakes and cards. OH took me out to a restaurant in Diss on my birthday, but not a fine day, it rained! Enjoyed it though, we drove up to the broads and took a little boat ferry and had a beer in a pub.

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