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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:21
chicky wrote (see)

Mmmmmm - now there's an interesting idea for leftover Christmas Pud   ............

Or you can slice some pud, fry it in butter, sprinkle it with muscovado sugar then flambé it with some brandy and serve with cream

And of course, as it's leftovers it's calorie free

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:10

Yes, it's open to the public at certain times - details here

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:08

Not too bad here either Salino - I've just been out and checked - it's 7C at the moment - it got up to about 10C earlier.

To be on the safe side I've lowered the lid on the cold frame, but still left it open a fair bit, and I've brought my one and only dahlia into the garage, just in case. 


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:00

Fg Christmas pud is daughter's favourite - I have to make an extra one for her to have for her birthday in April.  Any leftover pud gets stirred into vanilla icecream with a dash of brandy and refrozen - makes a lovely icecream

John Innes Compost

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:36

Nor me   It'd get in the mince pies at this time of year

A few random questions :)

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:32

Maybe it was planted a bit late this year and the mild weather has allowed it to flower.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:19
James Ripley wrote (see)

Can anyone recommend a tree to mask the smell of a dairy farm - the trees will need to be planted about 25 feet from the house - I have heard poplar might be one option - do forum members agree or have any other suggestions?  Thank you.

I suspect that they might have been referring to the Balsamic poplar, which has fragranced leaves and in warm weather the scent carries on the breeze - but I think this would be much too big a tree to grow near your home.


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:47

Hello folks - Christmas puddings all steamed (complete with silver threepenny bits) and all the windows in the house were steamed up but are beginning to clear a bit now  

Good to see you Lesley   I've sort of skim read back - everyone's been very busy and enjoying themselves - and Pdoc has been doing his best as always

Shoulder of lamb is slowly roasting along with a big dish of potatoes boulangere.  We'll have them later with mint jelly and runner beans from the freezer - I need to make some space in there for Christmas goodies

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 15:32

I started life on a dairy farm, then we moved and Pa became a pig farmer - even the smell of pig muck reminds me of home

John Innes Compost

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 14:37

We often get questions about John Innes composts - today's Gardener's Question Time visited the John Innes Centre near Norwich and many FAQs were answered. 

If you didn't hear it you can listen again here

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John Innes Compost

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Crown Prince squash???

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