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Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:34

SGL - yes, coconut and chocolate - I've not made it before 'cos I don't like desiccated coconut and OH isn't keen on chocolate cake - but I think the Moving Volunteers will like it and I won't be tempted to eat it

It's a River Cottage recipe, I can't find it online, but this blog has an adaptation of it that looks good

Just going to the shops on my bike to pick up the coconut .......

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:29

Good idea David


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:32

Oh, by the way - the plan is to bring a Bounty Cake with me tomorrow - warn the volunteers


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:31

I'll pull it out tomorrow for you Wonky - have a good day


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:29

No Pat, it's not emails  (I've got a very good spam filter) - we sometimes get spam posts on the forum from advertisers which we flag up to the Moderators for removal.  It looks as if they've searched the web for sites which talk about bedding etc, and decided that this one is appropriate for their adverts of Mahogany bedroom furniture so they posted a thread

The Mods have been alerted.

Lemon balm disease

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:45

I agree, in theory cut it back before flowering - but the bees love the flowers so I wait until they've finished with it.

A handful of leaves in a mug of boiling water, steeped then strained and with a teaspoon of honey makes a lovely soothing bedtime drink


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:40

Pat, do I remember that you're a Pavarotti fan?  I don't know whether you have access to BBC Radio 2, but tonight at 8pm UK time there's a wonderful programme - maybe your hubby can record it somehow for you?

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:37
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

OH has some big , heavy duty plastic stacking crates. Might I be able to use one of those upside down if I drill some small holes for ventilation? and make an entrance hole, obviously!!

I'd make quite a few large-ish holes along the sides for ventilation - imagine the condensation from several months of breathing whilst Spikey is snuggled in there over the winter - otherwise I don't see why it wouldn't be fine. 


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:32

Good morning Clari

Look what happens when we talk duvets - we've got bedroom furniture spam

Bee's in Lawn

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:31

Explain to the children, show them pictures online, let them watch quietly from a little way away - they're usually fascinated by them

If they're too young to keep away they won't be out there unsupervised anyway will they, so adults can keep them away from the bees' area


Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Geum Totally Tangerine

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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Winter container display

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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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