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Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:01

Morning all.

-4° frosty.

Post service here is OK but courier is hopeless. They can never find my house even when they have written instructions. Sat Nav doesn't work but they insist on using it even when told it takes them to the wrong house. Took 3 weeks to get a package from M&S.

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 23:21




Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:29

About butter, afraid I don't like anything else for spreading on bread, toast or crumpets whether it's fattening or bad for you or not. Tried other things, yuk! But I often use olive oil for cooking, or peanut oil as it can reach a high temperature before burning than others and it's non-saturated.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:25

Have watched Britain's Best Gardens. One of them was East Ruston Old Vicarage Gardens which some of you visited last year.

Garden Idea Help

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:23

Crab apples are good in small gardens. I have Photinia Red Robin, which is evergreen and has grown quite tall - has been pruned though. You could put trellis on top of the fence and grow some climbers, such as clematis and honeysuckle.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:20

Missed KEF as I had to find a supermarket receipt with the price!

I loved school milk, especially when it froze in the winter. I still love milk, especially full fat. Such a shame they've decided skimmed is better for you. We always had gold top when I was a child and I had Jersey cows when the children were growing up.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:16

Wow, 16L a week is a lot, Beckie!

I pay 1.03€ a litre, whatever that is, so it has come down a lot here in France too. I would also be willing to pay more, that price is ridiculous when you think of the costs and the work involved.


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:06

Thank you Edd, that works. Haven't seen it all yet.

Been busy typing minutes from yesterday's meeting. I'm not fast.

Cold here, hardly been above zero all day. House is 20°, but still feel cold. Need exercise, off to feed the horses.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:22

Glad you've just planted bluebell bulbs GG, because I've just found some, forgotten in a bag. They look OK, but I thought it was too late.

Please help me choose a container for honeysuckle

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 11:17

I'd go for the biggest pot too. I think Halliana would be too big. I have lost 2 honeysuckles in pots, but one was Henryii which can be tender and we had a very cold winter when it died, the other I think was planted in too deep shade but it was covered in aphids and mildew. I was looking up a variety that would be suitable to plant in a pot and came across this one 

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