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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:57

Just had a call from my son offering me a trip down to Cornwall and back Tuesday/Wednesday - just a bit too short notice as I've got some other stuff on 

Sitting here stuffed with roast pork and Yorkshire puddings - OH is washing up 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:52


Log pile

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:36

What sort of risk are they thinking of - children climbing on logs which roll?  Well, they shouldn't be doing that because they should be leaving it quiet for the bugs and beasts.

Can't really think of anything else - I grew up playing in fields, ditches woods and barns and I still have four limbs and my head and various other bits and pieces.

You might find some help from the people here wildaboutbritain co uk 

and here

 Oh, can't make the second one do a direct link but if you highlight it you can ask Google to search for it 



Cutting back Pelargoniums

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:02

My daughter in law, living on the Suffolk coast, has pelargoniums in flower  this weekend in tubs in her front garden!

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 18:01

Hi Chicky   this may be of help

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:37

Well, there was an old chap who lived in our village who always peed on his rhubarb (according to his neighbours) - think it was nearer than going to the privy down the garden, but I don't think it's compulsory 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:30

I know of Charles and Joy Boldero BL, their walks were often published in the local paper - and I used to/still have one of their books ........ somewhere ............. we used to go for circular walks in the countryside on Sundays,  until Pa had his fall about 5 years ago - I remember the last walk we went on - we heard a cuckoo calling really close to us it was magical - then we got home and had that phone call 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:25

We had a superb joint of rare roast sirloin and Yorkshire puds a couple of weekends ago, so today we're having a lovely lean shoulder of free-range local pork in the oven and the crackling's crisping up nicely.  

Lovely chunks of roasted Crown Prince squash are all caramelised around the edges and waiting,  Desirée potatoes  are par boiled and ready to go in when the pork comes out to rest, and of course we'll be having apple sauce and a gravy flavoured with sage from the garden, steamed purple sprouting broccoli and of course Yorkshire puds - we'll be eating in about an hour.

There's some Adnams Best Bitter to go with it 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:44

Fidget, I hope so - haven't had it in flower before - however this bit of blurb looks promising:

Remind me later in the year and I'll send you some 

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:38

That's about right Tootles   Is this the first year of growing after planting? 

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