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Pak Choi

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:32

Quarter it lengthways and steam - serve with stir fried chicken and ginger 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 16:27

Does anyone remember me saying earlier in the season that I was going to try to grow fewer tomato plants this year?  Well, I've managed it - only three left now that I've got rid of the blighty ones which were infected by some swapped with a friend :-(. yet another case of 'be careful what you wish for' :-(

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What the flippin' 'eck is this then?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 15:18

Don't mind the colour ........ it's the colour combined with the fluffiness that I'm not keen on .......... and then the miserable brown of the dead flower heads - never been keen on it, not since I was a child ... it sort of reminds me of an itchy mohair scarf I was given ............. 

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:55
KT53 says:
.......... We got to page 15 before anybody came on to metaphorically slap our legs (actual slapping wouldn't be allowed any more).  


Oh yeah??? 

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Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:33

Much as I disapprove of violence .................................................................. 

Last edited: 01 July 2016 14:36:19

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 14:25

I think that a huge part of the problem nowadays is the widening gap between the rich and poor in the UK.  

The life style and life experience of a pretty large portion of society is a long way removed from that of the rest of the country, and it has been proved that social mobility nowadays is getting worse rather than better. This has lead to a large 'underclass' who feel totally alienated .......... in the past in other countries  this has lead to revolution .... 


Posted: 01/07/2016 at 13:55

I think it can be a bit of a spreader in some parts of the USA where it is a native, but it certainly doesn't fit the description of 'invasive' in the UK in my experience. 

When looking online for information about a plant, I find it helpful to include 'UK' in the search terms,

e.g. < rudbeckia uk >  .  

This way you'll get information applicable to UK condtitions rather than worldwide.  

What the flippin' 'eck is this then?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:28

Snap KEF 

Independence Day?

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 08:15
punkdoc says:

Well said Dove.

I am increasingly worried about a rising tide of intolerance of all types in this country, many of them nothing to do with BREXIT.

Have we forgotten the lessons from history?

See original post

Today of all days we should remember the importance of nations working together to share common goals and for the common good.  

When I hear Farage forecasting a Europe of independent nation states it horrifies me - look what happened when that was the case!!! 

I think a lot of people forgot the reason the EU was founded in the first place 

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