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What the experts get wrong

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 06:53

The thing that put me off broad beans when I was young was that they were big and floury - as soon as I had my own garden and could pick them before they reached that stage, I began to like them, and now they're one of my favourite vegetables.  I either pick them when the beans are about the size of my thumb nail  (I have large hands) - still tender, definitely not floury, and full of flavour and, as Nut says, I sometimes cook (stem) them still in the pod.

And as for objecting to vegetables tasting like 'pudding' - well, there's no accounting for some people's taste buds, but  to me a tasty and delicious sweet pod of peas, picked and eaten before the natural sugars have turned to starch,  tastes nothing like a Pavlova, cherry clafouti or Iles de flottante (some of my favourite puddings ). It's a different sort of sweetness 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:42

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:22

I'll post you some pics tomorrow Pdoc 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:13

Now I've had a read back - not a lot of chat on here while I was at the seaside, but some lovely pics Pdoc - really gorgeous 

Neighbours trees and border damaging our wall?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:10

This may be of interest

http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=18273 

keep scrolling down and reading .... 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:59

Am happy either way - will wait to hear from Snoodle 

Advice on new tree please

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:54

I have been sitting on the pier whilst niece attempted to catch crabs - in my idleness I reflected on trees I have loved.  

One tree of which I have very happy memories is the Mount Etna Broom which was outside my office window - as a mature tree it was about 15ft tall with a similar spread; it had elegant angular branches which looked fantastic outlined against the winter skies, and in the mid-summer  the thick racemes of golden pea-like flowers  filled the air with a heady fragrance.  

Although they're not evergreen, the leaves have that appearance, and as they consist of very fine fronds, they don't produce a thick carpet of fallen leaves in the autumn.

A glorious tree with no real problems that I'm aware of, but it's seldom seen - I have no idea why - it should be grown much more often 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55285.jpg?width=427&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 19:42

Hello folks 

Gorgeous day at Cromer - I've been there so many times, several times a summer every year since I was five - I don't think I've ever seen the sea so calm and blue - absolutely glorious.

That being said, despite taking along some very smelly bacon, and purchasing top end crab fishing equipment, they all managed to avoid us   the only answer is, We Shall Return!!! 

Very good cod and chips eaten, plus icecreams and cold drinks.  Postcards and windmills purchased.  The windmills are to keep Peabrain away from the broccoli - haven't I mentioned OH's friend, Peabrain the Pigeon 

Hope people with poorly tums are better soon 

So what should we be doing with our grass right now?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 19:26

I'm near to Norwich and our front lawn (west facing) is a delightful shade of cardboard.

To apply enough water often enough to make a difference would cost a fortune (we're metered) and be unethical  in my opinion.  I'll happily water our veg - I'll even water the flowerbeds and shrubs because they will die without water and they cost me a lot of money, but the lawn ........... as soon as we've had a bit of rain it'll all green up again - I remember the Great Drought of 1976 - lawns soon perked up when the rains came.

Don't cut, don't feed, don't water .............. go to the beach instead ............ your lawn will be fine 

Advice on new tree please

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 09:50

Oooh the world is your lobster   I'm going to go away and think about this - we're taking niece to the seaside - in quieter moments I shall contemplate trees and come up (hopefully) with my ultimate choice - see you this evening 

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