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Top Tom Tip

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:32

Many years ago my old friend and presenter of Gardeners' World, the late Arthur Billitt gave me this tip. Prior to presenting Gardeners' World he worked as a research aggri chemist for Boots.

He said they had conducted trials on tomatoes and it was found that the size of the bottom truss was influenced by when the seedlings were potted-on. Tomatoes should be potted-on immediately the first pair of seed leaves have straightened out and for each day's delay in doing this reduced the size of the bottom truss.

Plant them deep with the seed leaves resting on the compost.  

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:14

I almost know the Colin Firth version of Pride &  Prejudice off by heart and could/do watch it over & over again.....having said that, I do take your point Yvie.

So beautifully casted.....was there ever a Mr Collins, Mrs Bennet, Lady Catherine de Bourgh like it?

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 10:52

Courting danger here by singling out one dog. However, (living dangerously is me) I have to say 'Trigger' is one very handsome & intelligent looking  fella.

All so far posted seem to be beautifully groomed & loved.

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 16:32

 Quite nice double daffs.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 08:12

Very sorry to hear this sad news, Dove, please accept my condolences. xx


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:54

Not a million miles from you, myself, I kind of look at it as laughing at myself.

I just happened to come across it when looking for other stuff.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:23

Anyone remember the Dudley earthquake. (sorry Yviestevie)

Dudley Earthquake Appeal


Victims can be seen wandering aimlessly muttering: ??Yam Orwight?,, ??Boing Boing?? and ??Bostin??. The Earthquake decimated the area, causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from the Balearics and Spanish costas were damaged. Three areas of historic and scientifically significant litter were disturbed. Many were woken well before their giro arrived. Thousands are confused and bewildered, trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting has happened in Dudley.

One resident. Donna-Marie Dutton, a 17 year old mother-of-three said, ??It was such a shock. Little Chantal-Leanne came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm slept through it. I was still shaking when I was watching Trisha the next morning.?? Apparently though. looting did carry on as normal. The British Red Cross have so far managed to ship 4000 crates of Sunny Delight to the area to help the stricken masses.

Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings including benefit books and jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos.


This appeal is to raise clothing and food parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in it.

Clothing is most sought after.
Items required include: -
Flat caps
Donkey Jackets
Heavy Twill Trousers (Male)
Shell Suits (Female)

Food parcels may be harder to put together but necessary all the same. Required foodstuffs include: -
Grey Peas
Pork Scratchings
Tripe and Onions
??Pigs Blood Pud??
Banks??s Bitter or Mild

£2 buys chips, scraps and blue pop for a family of four £10 can take a family to Stourport for the day. where children can play on an unspoiled canal bank among the national collection of stinging nettles.

22p buys a biro for filling in a spurious compensation claim

Please do not send tents for shelter, as the sight of ??posh?? housing is unfair on the population of neighbouring areas of Gornal, Oldbury and Sedgley.




Potatoes in bags

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:04

You Margo me Jerry!  Before my time, of course.

Potatoes in bags

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 19:45
primrosecottage wrote (see)

David you are such a snob mind you I don't think I've heard the likes in Lidl either

Not at all! I'm happy to come out with just a carrier bag.

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 19:41
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

Love a custard cream with my cuppa.   Then again I love chocolate digestives and ginger nuts too.  Mmmm.   Nice little thread GEMMA 


Guess no one ever poked a custard cream through the curtains then?

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