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Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:02
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

OL..........Cheer up...........you are obviously not a mug...........who else is canny enough to hold down a job which involves both Garden Centres/Nurseries AND Food...........that's smart without a doubt

Only one other person that I know of - my OH, and he's very smart 

Being kind to people who ask for our help isn't being a mug, it's being a kind person.  If that person exploits our  kindness that's their problem, not ours.  We're still the kind ones 

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:55

I tend to lift and eat the beetroot as they are ready; at this time of year we plan our meals around what's ready in the garden.

During the growing season beetroot keep best in the soil, but they need lifting before the frosts can damage them.

Philippa's right, we used to build a soil root clamp - a smaller version of the way farmers would store fodder beet to feed their cattle through the winter.

This site gives more information https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=666 

Hope that's helpful 

 

 

 

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:01

The ones I give away are quite elderly - they stay on my bookshelves for two or three years before getting passed on. 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:33

Meanwhile there's queries to answer - a chap needs advice about a new lawn mower and someone else wants to grow a laurel hedge - surely someone can help 

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:13

When I worked I used to take a few for the staff room.  Now my daughter has some, then she hands them back and swaps them for some newer ones - then I take them to the local GP practice for the waiting room.  The receptionist said they're very popular 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 17:46

KEF - if you're about - you have a PM 

Punkdoc -         ditto

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 17:06

Hello folks   I've been such a good girl  - instead of playing in the garden I've spent all day waxing and polishing the downstairs floors - rolling heavy rugs and heaving furniture - the floor looks lovely (I really should do it more often )

Who is this please?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 17:03

I think it's a Black & Yellow Longhorn Beetle  http://www.uksafari.com/longhorn_black_and_yellow.htm 

from what I can find out there are several types, one of which is also known as the Wasp Beetle because it looks so much like a wasp http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/wasp-beetle 

Who is this please?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 16:50

  Those are very long legs, and I can't see a thorax 

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