Cornish boy

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Your favourite tomato varieties

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 20:40
Gardeners delight and Sweet Million for me, sweet million I just bag up and put them straight in the freezer, makes the loveliest pasta sauce when simmered gently with garlic and onion.

Raspberry Canes

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 20:34
I would get them in now with a thick mulch as suggested, I was given a bunch of canes by my neighbour about 3 years ago, first summer they gave a modest crop then with thick mulch applied every January the last 2 years have provided bumper crops of lovely, lovely raspberries.

Bonfire night memories or traditions.

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 18:16
We always have a bonfire night get together, my two kids love making the guy and we always build a bonfire in our field. The guy always comes in the kitchen before being carried out to be plonked on the top with all the kids carrying flaming torches so they can all light the bonfire.

Then family and friends all bring a firework or some rockets which i let off in the garden then all inside for a plate of chili or sausages and a glass or two for the grownups! Love it!!!

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:34
Charlies oak is now about 3 to 4 feet high, it has been repotted a few times as it has got bigger. As for a photo, i will have to get back to you on that Chicky cos i'm not terribly technical when it comes to these ere computers.


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 22:07
Evening all, my lovely other half loves Strickly and whilst i don't mind it now that i've found this fab forum i can tap away on the I-Pad whilst toasting my toes by the fire.

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 21:50
The seasons are what i think makes living where i do so wonderful, yes there are times in early march when i long for some warm weather but in general i love all 4 of our wonderful seasons. Right now i'm loooking forward to the first proper frosts to sweeten up the parsnips and brussel sprouts.

What tree is this?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 21:39
In the spring and summer hawtorne leaves make a great addition to a salad, sprinkle them in with whatever other salad leaves you have, lovely.

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 21:33
Whenever i find an oak seedling i prise it up, then plant it in a pot and nurture it on until big enough to locate somewhere either in our field or one of my neigjbours. One seedling my 11 year old found when he was 3 is still in a pot having been transferred a few times which we call Charlie's oak. One day we'll plant it somewhere safe.

Ripening Tomatoes

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 12:20
I always pick mine and then line them up on a sunny windowsill indoors where most will eventually ripen, even if they are not quite ripe they will still roast well enough with a bit of olive oil,pinch of salt and pepper with sugar sprinkled on for a sauce to go in the freezer.

I did read somewhere that you can put them in a brown paper bag with a banana which apparently will do the trick although i've never tried it myself.

Autumn raspberries

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 22:46
Sorry, meant to add that if you do move them, best to do it in Jan when you cut them down, then cover with mulch in the new position.
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