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Posted: 06/09/2015 at 11:06

Hosta - you have a reply

Yvie - glad your mother's feeling a bit better

The Undergardener has been a hero and mowed both lawns, even tho' today was supposed to be a Studio Day   Think he deserves an extra Yorkshire Pud for that!

I've turned the remains of yesterday's Irish Stew into a Scotch Broth for lunches and it's in small containers and will go into the freezer when it's cooled.  A cauliflower has been steamed and when I've finished this coffee I'll turn it into cauliflower cheese for later in the week. 


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 09:45
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

mmmm is there anything better than that first sip of tea in the morning? .....


Has to be coffee for me (tea for OH)


I imagine Verdun and Spike are walking across the Towans in the sunshine   It's a lovely day down there at the moment ...


Standard Bay

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:50

Yes, it'll be fine outside in the winter - mine's been outside for around 15 years.  If it's in an exposed place move it to somewhere more sheltered if possible. 

The pot's usually more fragile than the bay so I bubble wrap the pot. 

Raise the container up onto some feet or bricks if it isn't already, to aid drainage so the compost doesn't get waterlogged. 

They can cope with cold - it's cold and wet combined that does the damage to most mediterranean plants. 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:45


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:32

Morning Fidget

Two double duvets on a King sized bed -  that's what I remember from staying in Denmark.

Accidents are so sad - almost always life-changing for someone, in one way or another.    Churns you up a bit doesn't it?


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:17

Morning KEF, Clari SGL, Lesley et al .............

A small piece of roast rib of beef planned for us later today, with runner beans, roasties and yorkies   I'm also going to make a cauliflower cheese for later in the week.  Hoping to get the lawns mowed too - they've promised us a dry day ...

my allotment

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 08:05

Hi Gummer - I remember your posts from a couple of years ago - glad you're still growing things   Your wife certainly knows how to handle a camera - lovely photos - is she a professional or has she had some art training?  She has a good eye.

Love the look of that Savoy cabbage - it's getting to 'cabbage time of year'

How have the blackberries been your way this year?  We've had an amazing crop here in East Anglia.  Whereabouts (roughly) in the UK are you?


Strictly is back!

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 07:56

Daniel O'Donnell looks as though he's stuffed - I really hope he lasts longer than a week, he really needs to lose some weight and tone up (although I'm one to talk ).

Big Carol Kirkwood fans here, and I know my son in law will be watching her but I was surprised at how unco-ordinated she seemed last night - hopefully it was just nerves. 

I think Peter Andre will put a huge amount of energy and time into Strictly - he just doesn't ever seem to do anything by half measures, and he should have a good sense of rhythm etc and not a huge amount of imagination so he shouldn't get bored with doing the same thing over and over and over again

Standard Bay

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 07:49

Yes, all trees, even evergreens, have to lose leaves at some time

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 07:45

Hi Ajp

Don't worry about weeds at the moment  - you really mustn't use any weedkiller on a newly sown lawn - the majority of weeds that appear will be annual weeds and a good mowing regime will sort those out. 

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