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Posted: 31/07/2014 at 06:38

Good morning all  

Strange day yesterday, but the past is behind us - onwards and upwards folks!  

Glad you had a lovely day yesterday Woody 

Hope OL's packed everything she needs for Carfest 

Think some of you in northern parts are getting cooler damper weather today but apparently over here in the east we may stay sunny until later in the day.  

I'm visiting son and then on to the Aged Ps, so won't be On Board much - I'll be driving around the sunny Suffolk countryside with my top down - until the rain starts 


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:41

  See you in the morning folks .............................


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:36

Doesn't anyone want to talk to a nice Italian gentleman about lawnmowers? 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:34

You'll have to read the Beetroot thread to find out 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:32

Black Spot

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:31

The twiggier and stickier the fuel for the bonfire the higher the proportion of potash in the ashes will be.  

The old allotmenteers in our village used to dry off their runner bean haulms and burn them on a dry winter's day along with old pea sticks etc.  

Then they'd incorporate the ash into their compost heap - fantastic for growing squashes and pumpkins on the following year.


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:17

Drink some water Rosemummy - most headaches are due to dehydration - or so OH tells me, and we've established elsewhere that he's smart!

It was a bit hectic earlier on, but while eating our toad in the hole out on the terrace I managed to persuade OH that some little solar lights would look nice on the grapevine trellis that shelters one side of the eating area - I've ordered a little set of warm white fuzzy lights, solar powered with really good reviews on Amazon, for less than a tenner!!!  

Now I'm watching The Games with Pdoc 


Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:02
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

OL..........Cheer are obviously not a mug...........who else is canny enough to hold down a job which involves both Garden Centres/Nurseries AND Food...........that's smart without a doubt

Only one other person that I know of - my OH, and he's very smart 

Being kind to people who ask for our help isn't being a mug, it's being a kind person.  If that person exploits our  kindness that's their problem, not ours.  We're still the kind ones 

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:55

I tend to lift and eat the beetroot as they are ready; at this time of year we plan our meals around what's ready in the garden.

During the growing season beetroot keep best in the soil, but they need lifting before the frosts can damage them.

Philippa's right, we used to build a soil root clamp - a smaller version of the way farmers would store fodder beet to feed their cattle through the winter.

This site gives more information 

Hope that's helpful 




Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:01

The ones I give away are quite elderly - they stay on my bookshelves for two or three years before getting passed on. 

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