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Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:35

There used to be a market stall in Norwich that sold Pig's Fry 

Sadly that butcher retired, just after the tripe stall closed ............. but my butcher has some in his freezer 

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:32
punkdoc says:

Sweet Breads, tongue, cheeks - these are a few of my favourite things.

See original post

 Mine too 

And lamb's kidneys (I have a stash in the freezer) and liver and heart of all kinds.  Crubeens anyone? 

Koralik tomato query

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:26

Yes, an old heirloom variety 

Looks like they do well in cooler climates, have good flavour, can cope with a short growing period and are disease resistant.  I'd carry on growing them 

Koralik tomato query

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:23

I think Koralik are a heritage Russian variety - some of them do produce varied fruits from time to time.  The flavour's usually pretty stable but the shapes vary.  Probably because they're the product of years and years of 'seed saving' and possible cross-pollination.

If the tomatoes grow and taste ok I wouldn't worry about it. 

House Plant Recommendation

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:19

I'd recommend Sansevieria  - mine lives on a sunny windowsill above a radiator and is happy with whatever sunshine and central heating can throw at it.  Probably gets watered once a month.    It's so happy it's bursting out of it's pot.  If you live in Norfolk you're welcome to an off-shoot.  


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:14

Oh dear!  You're obviously living in the wrong places - it's been idyllic here in Norfolk for ...............ages and ages ........... it started with wall to wall sunshine when we went on holiday to Cornwall in early June and left our neighbour watering tomatoes and new planted trees (she's also a gardener and very reliable thank goodness).  

It did get a bit overcast in July, but still nice and warm ............ and August has been wall to wall sunshine again and dry, dry, dry - I had to top up the pond again yesterday (the frogs croaked their appreciation), I'm having to water the northfacing Shady Bank,  the lawn is the colour of cardboard again and the tomatoes and grapes are ripening just like the pictures in the books and on the seed packets.  

We've not had a meal indoors for weeks ............... 



Posted: 31/08/2016 at 09:05

I think the changes sound interesting ... as Obelixx says, young people in new builds, or people like Wonky with 'inner city back yards' have to have a bit of gardening background and real creative ability in order to envisage the possibilities ... as long as we still have the birdsong, long vistas and dew drops on roses, whiskers on retrievers etc as well 

Hydrangea problem...

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 08:06

Hydrangea are pretty tough and seem not to succumb to many problems. There's plenty of other things to worry about 


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:49

Morning all 

Glorious out there. oH is getting ready for work and I'm in bed with my second coffee. There's nothing I have to do today - I shall potter in the garden then when it gets too warm I shall read my book  .

clari  Look after yourself. Xx

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 07:39

That's fine Lantana and all you Non offal eating types ... All the more left for us 

Not really a Christmas cake fan, but I like making them. It's a struggle not too ... 

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