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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:55

Pdoc   absolutely agree - fancy this lovely lot falling out over such daftness. ((hugs))


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:50

Linda - left-over Christmas pud makes a fabulous ice cream using bought vanilla ice cream and a little brandy

Also slices of left over pud are wonderful fried in butter, dredged with sugar and served with cream


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:47

I don't think I've ever knowingly eaten a 'bought' Christmas pud. 

This is the first year in years and years that I've not made around eight Christmas puds - I normally make one for us, two for Wonky, one for the in-laws, one for a colleague and one to raffle in the office for Children in Need and some spares.  Somehow we had one large one left over in the fridge this year, so Wonky has that one, we had a different sort of Christmas dinner this year, so didn't need a pud, the in-laws were eating out and of course I'm not at work so the others weren't needed.

Ours always have an old silver threepenny bit in the ones destined for family 

I didn't know what to do with myself last Stir Up Sunday

I'm sure normal service will be resumed next Christmas  


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:27

We will all have different thresholds of what's offensive etc ......... as I've said, I've spent many hours in the life drawing studio drawing both naked men and women who are professional artists' models.

My feeling is that whether a naked human body is offensive or not, the photo Edd posted is inappropriate for this website which is part of what might be called a 'family magazine' and I'm pretty sure that when the mods return to the office it will be removed.

Lets get on and talk about something else


Pruning now?

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:18

Richard - I've never tried hardwood cuttings with clematis - should these be intermodal as with softwood cuttings?  Do they need any heat or special treatment?

I've a couple of viticellas that need to be cut hard back very soon - I'd like to try propagating from them.


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:10

Look everyone - I think we're all agreed that the photo isn't appropriate for this website and I'm sure the GW team will remove it as soon as they're back in the office.  As is often the way, the time that some people get over excited and post inappropriate things is at holiday time when there's no one in the office - a pain but it will be dealt with.

In the meantime, please don't let's fall out about it

Plants think it's Spring

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:43

If it's a snowdrop then it should be up now - mine are budding up nicely and I expect them to be blooming any day now - they're always blooming by my birthday at the end of January

What is eating my azalea's

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 15:33

I use a watering can with a fine sprinkling rose on the spout.

If you're not able to squidge things, then encourage birds and hedgehogs to root around in the area by sprinkling some suet sprinkles around there.  They'll eat adult vine weevils. 

What is eating my azalea's

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 15:22

Think that looks like vine weevil damage - done by the adults - nothing you can do about it at this time of year other than to go out in the evening and look for the little beggars and squidge them.  They hide under the leaves. 

When the soil temperatures warm up you can water vine weevil nematodes onto the soil in that area - that'll kill off the larvae so they can't grow into the next generation.

It worked well in our garden. 


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 14:36

Pdoc - that's good news about your SIL   Very glad to hear it. 


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