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Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:25

Keep warm Chicky

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:24

Thank you Pat - I used to love haymaking when we had the smallholding - as long as the weather held - we were lucky most years!    We had a much smaller acreage  and had individual pens for the horses and goats, so we made the old fashioned smaller bales - much easier for us to handle. 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:19

The sound of next door's windscreen being scraped - I'm so glad I've retired - just over two years ago I'd have been out there doing that ...

Also think the roads are slippery - we're not far from a main road and the big hospital, and I've heard the sirens of emergency vehicles several times already this morning -  thoughts with everyone heading to the salt mines today ((hugs))  take lots of care.

saffron crocus failing?

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:15

I like the flavour of saffron in Middle Eastern dishes - there's nothing else like it. 

But you have to buy good quality saffron, and then soak it to extract the flavour.  It is a infrequent and expensive treat


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:00

Good morning all   G'day Pat   Good news about the power

Everything is white and sparkly out in the front garden - the first frost of the year - Hosta timed his holiday just right!

The temperature in the back garden is   -0.2C  

Strictly is back!

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:32

I think Jamelia has been badly served by her corsetiere - she needs much more support 'up front' - I think the rather 'unfettered bounce' is a real problem for her when she moves quickly.


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:21
chicky wrote (see)

.... . Looking forward to another evening in the Aussie Jungle



Glad I'm not the only one Chicky

Sprout harvesting

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:19


Not the big tough outside leaves but the more tender clump right at the top, a bit like a very loose-leaved cabbage. 



Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:06

Those big ones aren't winter hardy outside.  They're really houseplants.

The ones that are hardy are the little ones, e.g. Cyclamen hederafolium and Cyclamen coum



Posted: 22/11/2015 at 18:46

Cheers Fairy - I've replied back  

Feet up in front of  Countryfile now - knitting on the go

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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Our relationship with Gardening 
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Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

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

Stuck for ideas 
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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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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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