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Posted: 30/08/2015 at 11:07

Oooooh Hosta - that sounds wonderful - the BBQ I mean, although the breakfast doesn't sound too bad either - lurve salami

We've now decided to abandon plans for big lunch as OH has only just had breakfast - a light lunch will be taken later then supper will be .......... smoked Westcountry bacon, local butcher's sausages, free range eggs, tomatoes from the garden, mushrooms and some fried sliced new potatoes ........ there's sourdough bread to mop up the juices ......... the queue starts at our back door ...........

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:59

The grass snakes will leave you alone Michael, they just want an occasional frog or newt for lunch then they'll disappear again

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:40

Snap or snip the leaves off where they join the main stem


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:38

Too right Lesley - maybe bacon, tomato and mushroom on sourdough would be a carrot I can dangle - maybe some scrambled eggs with chives as well? 

Pat - keep warm and rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:34

We started late this year (family bereavement) and it looks (so far) as if this could be the best year ever..

We only grow outside toms - the early cherries are ripening beautifully and the flavour is good.  Various others, Roma, Anna Russian, Orkado, Black Russian are all of good size and are beginning to ripen nicely - fingers are very crossed - the plants all look healthy


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:16

Leslie   have you been speaking to my OH?  He says if he has bacon sarnies for breakfast he'll go to sleep - he wants them for lunch ......... think I'll have oatibix for brekkie then. 

i need a new spade

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:07

colored marks on potato leaves

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:06

Great   let us know how your potatoes are - some photos would be good

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 09:01

We've got a small wildlife pond, a bit smaller than yours but not as deep because of the tree roots, but it has a shingle beach, overgrown sides and rushes and lots of other plants.  We made it March 2014 and by last summer we had newts, frogs, toads, grass snakes plus more invertebrates and visiting insects (dragonflies, damselflies, diving beetles etc) than you can shake a stick at

It's the biggest timewaster in our garden, as we frequently spend hours laying on our tums gazing into the water


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 08:57

Verdun - that sounds like a lovely walk   Can't wait to get down to Cornwall now ...

Morning everyone else .... sounds like you've all got lovely plans for the day ... shall I have a bacon sarnie for brekkie ..........

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Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Flower ID please

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Sisyrinchium striatum

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Congratulations to you both ... 
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