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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:01

We're going to leave the hedgehog where he is until we come back from our holiday - the tree isn't being taken down until 20 Nov so he'll have plenty of time to re-orientate himself

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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:56

Verdun  aka Speedy Gonzales

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Damson fever - a little known but alarming seasonal disorder affecting the memory of fruitivores

Thanks - I'm sure we will

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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:34

Verdun   re-read the OP - B3 mentions two shrubs, a sambucus and A.N.Other


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:24

Pat, that sounds as if the bug has been tough on your live r- you need to let it rest and avoid fats for a little while - so make sure it's skimmed yoghurt.  Good luck

It's turned  cooler here with a little light drizzle.  NDN came around to see where the hedgehog food is kept etc.  She'll help herself to raspberries, grapes and runner beans etc while we're away   She took a big bowl of raspberries away with her - her parents are coming to tea - she's going to make them a raspberry trifle.  It's such a small world - we found out when we moved here that her mother grew up in Suffolk in the next village to me and her grandfather had a greengrocery business and her Uncle Billy used to deliver fresh vegegtables etc to our village - I remember him well

Freezing runner beans

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:11


Freezing runner beans

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 13:20

Prepare them as you would for cooking i.e. top, tail and remove strings, then slice as you like them.

Then you can blanch them in boiling water for 2 mins before cooling quickly, packing and freezing.

They can be frozen without freezing, but they won't keep as long and the texture will not be as good.


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:20

Pat - try some good live yoghurt - it'll help your gut to repopulate with good bacteria etc and that'll help it to work properly

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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:12

Verdun!  You pushed

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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:11

Snap!  Verdun

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