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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:51

Clari - if you want to try McSween's haggis, Waitrose usually stock them.

Son says he knows someone who has a PV solar panel business, and can do really good deals at Mate's Rates - he is going to have a word with him.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:12

Well done Verdun

I dislike the appearance of the panels on roofs - however the ridge of our roof runs front to back, west to east,  so we have a large south facing roof area largely hidden from view - except that next door are slightly higher up the hill than us so in mid winter it wouldn't get so much sun.  I think we need to have that assessed - which could have happened today, but I'm not going to be kept hanging about by people who can't keep appointments.   I have fora to noodle about on and knitting to do - I was going to make a Brioche and marmalade bread and butter pudding as well, but OH says can I do that next week, he thinks I'm trying to give him diabetes

I thought it wasn't going to stay dry for long - tipping it down out there now

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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:00

Well, not impressed - Solar person turned up 35 minutes late so sent her off with flea in her ear.  We're easily accessible from two major roads neither of which have any bad hold ups according to AA and BBC traffic websites

The scheme they were talking about doesn't go 'live' until December - apparently we pay nothing up front, the panels are provided and installed free, our daytime electricity is free and the excess electricity fed into the National Grid pays for the panels and installation.  Sounds too good to be true and probably is - I shall do more research and contact them if I'm interested.

only leaves

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:06

I understand the best advice is to limit watering and keep cool until the flower bud appears - this is the first year I was aware of this (given on boxed amaryllis from Lidl) and I've followed the instructions and for the first time ever I have lovely strong flower spikes on both plants, and no leaves so far, just as in the best illustrations

Regular contributers.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:02

That's a very good point Peanuts3  

I used to post on the RHS forum, but replies are so few and far between there is absolutely no point any more

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:52

David - MD has acknowledged publically and in print that he now has help at Longmeadow

See here http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2012-03-15/monty-don-id-like-a-five-year-arrangement-with-gardeners-world

 

There's definitely something up with the formatting on this thread - if we point it out to Daniel I expect the quickest and easiest way to resolve it  will be to remove or lock the thread - and of course given the subject of the thread that is likely to be misinterpreted

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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:21

Specifications for McSween's Haggis here http://www.scottish-haggis.net/macsweenspec.pdf .  The recipe does not contain gluten -  as Lily says, it contains oatmeal not flour - but McSween say it cannot be guaranteed gluten-free because of the rist of cross-contamination in the field.  I suppose it depends of the degree of your sensitivity.

Rambling roses

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:31

That really is quite a rose!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:25

Good morning all   Jolly dark and blowy out there, and only 9.1C at 6.30am. 

We have an exciting morning ahead of us - someone is coming to talk to us about putting panels on our roof - decisions, decisions, decisions - anyone any experience/views?

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65555.jpg?width=375&height=350&mode=max

 Happy Birthday Lyn

and

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65556.jpg?width=225&height=225&mode=max

 Happy birthday to BL's granddaughter!

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