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Posted: 08/12/2013 at 08:05

Hi KEF, Stacey and Clarington (who's obviously speechless about something ).

Yes, there's a lot of difference between a potted and a pot grown Christmas tree isn't there?  

LO is gorgeous 


Rotting Onions

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 07:17

My brother the big veg farmer grows onions for supermarkets - he said he's found that onions with a more oval shape, pointy at the top, store much better than those with 'shoulders'.  When buying onions loose in the supermarket I always select for that shape and it seems to work.  

He also said that in his experience red onions do not store as well as white ones - they seem to hold on to much more moisture. 


Posted: 08/12/2013 at 06:40

Good  morning folks   Early to bed and early to rise, makes a Forker healthy wealthy and wise ........... well healthy and wise maybe 

A clear night sky full of stars, and sparkling frost on the ground - it's lovely out there and there's a robin singing already, but I'm glad I'm in here and not out there - I'm still in my jim jams


Posted: 07/12/2013 at 20:42

I've been eating beef casserole and drinking Adnams bitter   I'll make a huge Dauphinoise for tomorrow, but if you want pork chops you'll have to bring your own, I only bought two and OH wants one of them. 

I think I might be falling asleep on the sofa again soon

Recommended Brands

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 20:31

I've been very happy with some Joseph Bentley tools I've bought over the past few years.  Good ash handles, stainless steel blades, sound traditional designs - very happy with them 

Pulmonaria! :)

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 20:25

I grow pulmonarias in a mixed shady bed with Dryopteris ferns and wild primroses - backed by rambling roses, honeysuckles and clematis which (hopefully),  will take the attention later in the season when the pulmonarias die down.

Pulmonaria! :)

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 17:00

Sissinghurst White is gorgeous.  It seems a little less robust in my garden than some of the others. 

Giant Bay tree

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 16:57

What sort of shape do you want the tree to be?


Posted: 07/12/2013 at 16:56

Hello all   Looks like you've all been busy!

Yes thanks Lily, knee's a lot better  

Half the cards written and shin of beef casserole in the oven, OH has gone to shop to buy some real ale for tonight and cider and cream for tomorrow (pork  chops in creamy cider and mustard sauce with leeks and potatoes Dauphinoise tomorrow).

Now I shall sit on the sofa and knit 

The best Christmas present

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 11:15

Lily ((hugs)) 

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