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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Do I trim the broccolli?

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 11:41

Not really in my opinion - only if they're showing signs of any rot would I remove them.  Just make sure the pigeons keep off them now, and stake them if you're in a windy spot.  Broccoli is amazingly resilient, you'll get a crop even if it's a little later than in some years. 

......the good guys

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 09:51

Thoroughly agree re Woottens - fantastic

Also Reads nursery -  suppliers of superb fruit trees and soft fruit bushes etc - and sooooooooooooo helpful 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 08:46

Whoops, missed you Verdun and Lily - Happy December!!! 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 08:45

I suppose I'd better make a list today .  And order the smoked salmon - I've a Foodie friend who works at the Bellhaven smokery and their smoked salmon and trout is fab, so I send her an order each year - must get on with things .... better write the cards too ..... 


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 08:14

Morning KEF   Forecast over this way doesn't look too bad 

Am planning on starting the Christmas present shopping tomorrow!!!

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.



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