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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 06:52

Good morning folks  

Get well soon BL's grandson - I prescribe medicinal ice cream

light frost here too but as you say, it's brightening up - my head and chest are still full of cold tho' so I shall be staying inside.  OH is home today; I might tackled the last bookcase - it has the gardening and cookery stuff in it

Flafafels to be made for supper

Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:49

Don't think my fillings could cope with them Dave

Composting in the tropics

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:33
Willowkitten wrote (see)

Is composting even necessary in the tropics? I think pretty much everything would rot very fast in this climate. 

But properly made compost isn't just a load of rotten vegetable matter - it would be wet and slimy and horrible if that was the case.

Pruning Young Roses

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:26

Whereabouts is your garden?

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:24

Sorry Bob, don't want to be awkward, but beetroot is not related to the brassica family at all.

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:14


Aluminium posts

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:07

I believe the theory re aluminium pans and Alzheimer's has been discounted

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 18:58

You could sow some Swiss chard  there from mid-March onwards

Thought on push mowers?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 14:23

Push mowers were great when there was someone in the village who knew how to keep the blades razor sharp - but that generation has gone and there's no one about to do it any more - not even the travelling Romany family who used to visit our village right up until the mid 1980s, selling handmade lace and sharpening shears, knives, scythes, mowers, scissors etc.

If a push mower isn't kept razor sharp it is very tiring to use.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 13:57

Sorry Lucy - the magazine should be somewhere but I can't find it anywhere - it's definitely not in any of the bookcases   If it turns up I'll let you know ...

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Weather warning! 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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