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silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:31

When someone forgot to shut the door the question was asked - Were you born in a barn?

'I'm still ' fresh as a daisy' though 'I'm getting long in the tooth' - I hope 'I'm not ready to kick the bucket', 'put the final nail in the coffin' remembering that 'you are only as old as the man/woman you feel'!

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:49

Often said by my friend's mum when as a teenager she was worrying about a spot, stain, her hair  etc...a man on a galloping horse don't notice it!

Always struck me as strange  

silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 19:21

Ulster one - You have a face liks a Lurgan spade!  ( long face like the spade)

Greenhouse Thermometer

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 21:40

I got a minimum maximum thermometer from wilkinsons years ago. Its still going strong. They sell an updated model now - link below (which I hope works!)

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:34

Oops, don't know what happened to the quote feature!! Woodgreen wonder boy can only be held responsible for the first line......and maybe I haven't made enough mistakes yet for Mensa but I am trying!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 22:31


Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

 I learn most from my mistakes... which must make me very clever indeed...

I just love this line Woodgreen wonderboy - It really made me smile...mensa will be ringing me any day soon !

Good luck with you move Hollyhock. It's actually a great time to move. You can watch for any bulbs coming up in your new patch, assess what's there and see its bare bones/structure in winter - take lots of photos as the seasons turn to remind yourself what's what and what could be improved on. You can plan in the warmth, do a ph soil test, check out the GCs in the area and also see what others have in their gardens. I hope you'll share with us your country retreat's progress!  

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:53

Always have the best intentions, then don't have all to hand at the time and think I'll remember - I never do! Taken to photographing things I need to move in the border but I'm useless at labelling seeds. I feel a new year resolution coming on but its too early for that! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 22:52

Hi potty gardener, I'm sure a Callicarpa would do fine in a pot. You would probably need to use a fairly big one. My Callicarpa is about 1.5 m tall now and about 1m wide. I have never pruned it and it has taken a number of years (about 5 - I think) to get to this size. It's not a difficult plant to grow and I think would be easy to repot etc. They say they berry better if there is another nearby. My neighbour has since got one but I don't see any difference in the berry numbers - my plant has always berried well.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 10:13

Thanks to all for all your helpful comments. Yesterday after all the wind, my son and I juiced about 60 apples - now have litres of organic apple juice in the fridge which tastes and looks great (pink). I then sliced and stewed another dozen or so for the freezer. The rest as they fall will go in apple cake and crumble.  I might give the tarte tatin a go - never made one before. Thanks again.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:38

Sorry, meant to add, I have searched around for some recipes but they all say cooking apples. What would happen if I used dessert apples - I'd use less sugar but would they work?

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