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Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 08:23

Get well soon Steve!  ((hugs))

Looking forward to seeing you back - fully recovered and ready for spring! 

Just think how much worse it would have been if you'd been taken ill in April!

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 08:04


As for shape - some swedes are sort of egg-shaped rather than round - just the way they are.  Is that how yours are GWRS?

Zoomer - I may be mistaken here, but I believe that the French don't consider swede to be suitable food for humans and its not grown there (other than on farms as fodder for cattle).  So I suspect that your seeds may be turnips which are very popular in France. 

I would point out that I consider the French to be mistaken - I will be tucking into my 'bashed neeps' (mashed swede) tomorrow with my haggis and leeks.


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 07:50

Good morning Verdun

3.7C here overnight and warming up now - we had some heavy rain overnight so everything is sodden again - don't want to go out there and walk on the lawn - we might sink - and that's on free-draining sandy loam!


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 07:30

Oh dear   Bless you - not what you'd hoped for is it? ((hugs))  Never mind - I've requisitioned an absolutely fabulous summer for us here in the UK - you'll be able to top up your tan in your own garden   How's the knee?


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 07:21

Good morning Hosta   ((hugs))  and the rest of you when you arrive

Not good for you, all that foreign travel - nice little cottage in Cornwall - that's what you want ... or come and stay up here on the Norfolk coast with the Queen for your neighbour.  She's much better behaved than the lot you've got there

Hopefully you can doze on your sunbed and catch some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. 

Planting in a very formal courtyard bed

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 18:25

Hello Gally Pete

What's the soil like, and which way does the courtyard face?  How much sun does it get each day in the summer?



Posted: 23/01/2016 at 18:22
Steve 309 wrote (see)

That looks delicious Dove - what is it?   I mean what sort?  (just to pre-empt the obvious answer...)


It's this one Steve - made with plums

OH has just arrived home from work and had a big slice with a dollop of crème fraiche on it - now he's dozing on the sofa until supper time.

Lesley, it's got fruit in so it's one of your five a day, plus it's got yoghurt in it, and you know how theykeep telling us we've got to keep our calcium intake up - that makes this cake virtually a health food


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 15:42

 OK folks, help yourselves - crème fraiche available


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 15:14

Chicky - that sounds like a lovely walk - on all levels ((hugs))

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