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Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:58

Hi Matty - glad all the positive vibes are working

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 12:00

 I'll do my best

Getting rid of brambles

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:40

I would wait until spring and when the new bramble leaves are growing strongly I'd paint on some Brushwood Killer or similar.  You can mix it with wallpaper paste to stop it dripping onto the azaleas.


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 10:10

Oh, don't know why that's all gone into bold - I've tried editing it but it hasn't worked!


By the way, has everyone got an ad re sexual health and under age drinking on this site (not pop ups, just the banner at the top of the page)?  I suppose we know that gardening has a wide demographic, but I thought that we usually kept ourselves pretty well occupied - I suppose there's not so much to do in the winter  ... 


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 08:10

Morning KEF - much the same here this morning - not dry enough to rake leaves today.

Today the Christmas Pudding mixture will be made (fruit has been soaking in brandy for most of the week).  Tomorrow is Stir Up Sunday - the pudding mixture will be stirred, wishes will be made and the puddings will have their first steaming.  Jill Archer will be doing the same - we've made our puddings together for years


Posted: 22/11/2014 at 07:16

Good morning all Mind your fingers DD!


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 20:08

So glad I don't have to do taxi duty any more Chicky - we seemed to be the taxi for their friends as well

Feeling really now - sweet dreams folks - see you in the morning

Mushrooms in raised bed

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 19:27

Absolutely no need for concern Missyjane   They're just helping to break down the lovely organic matter that's enriching  your raised bed - they'll disappear when the weather gets colder.


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 16:59

Brrrrrrrr!  Bill, hope you've got lots of layers on!!!


After visiting my Aged Ps I drove down to the harbour and bought four huge line-caught herring for £2!!!

Two will be panfried for supper this evening and the other two are in the oven being soused in cider vinegar and spices as I type - I love herring, and what a bargain!!!

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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If you're buying big pots ....

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Crown Prince squash???

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