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Miracle Gro Flower Seeds

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 07:34

I imagine that some of them will be annuals - I think I'd leave them to seed themselves and see what happens 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 07:33

White rabbits White rabbits White rabbits 

And a pinch and a punch for you all 

The countdown truly starts today!!! 



Posted: 30/11/2013 at 19:55
fidgetbones wrote (see)

........ I think there is some apple wine for the cabin, so long as no one is driving. Its a bit strong. definitely falling down juice.


Verdun's got my car keys again, so I won't be driving 

Gardening Quiz Questions

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 19:51
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Hi Brian, ............

You didn't say that you were offering material. 

Sorry, somehow my last sentence was cropped - it should say "You didn't say that you were offering material free of charge 

December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 19:48

I remember that in the past it has been slightly larger and possibly glossier - however this one is A4 which I find fine - I've just checked, the December magazine costs £4 whereas last month's was £3..80 so for 20p I think this is good value. The last one was in my office - this one will live in the kitchen on the pantry door - it'll suit me fine.  If I wanted a bigger or glossier one I'd be happy to buy one. 

I send a large calendar of English country and seaside scenes to my son's Russian mother in law every year for Christmas - she is very proud to receive it and it hangs in her shop where she shows customers how much she knows about England.  

The calendar for Russia always costs me at least £10 and although it is bigger overall, the pictures are about the same size as the GW pics, and the calendar section has far less space to write notes  than on the GW calendar. 

I also usually buy a BBC Good Food magazine in December, which also has a free calendar - I've not got this December's yet, but last year, if I remember correctly the pictures were not as large as those of the GW one.  I gave it to my daughter.



December 2013 Issue - The Calendar

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 18:42

I've got my GW calendar in my hand - I had no problem finding it - there it was in the magazine   I can discern no difference in size or paper quality from last year other than that the front and back covers are more matt than previously - the photos for each month have a glossy finish, and they're the pictures we'll be looking at, not the cover.  

It came free with a magazine - I think it's a bargain. 

You pay £9 for the Countryfile calendar of which "at least" £4 goes to Children in Need - from which I deduce that the calendar costs approximately £5.

Personally speaking, I'd rather give CIN £9, buy my GW magazine as usual and enjoy both the magazine and a free calendar. 


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 17:43

OH says he's beer monitor - he's just gone to get one from the fridge 


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 17:29

I like icecream too 


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 17:28
GillyL wrote (see)

Cream or brandy butter to go with the pies?

Both please 


Posted: 30/11/2013 at 17:10

Oooh KEF .... dribble dribble 

Good job I've made the first batch of Mince Pies of this year!!!!  We have pudding 

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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Did you participate? 
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