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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:56

All the more cake for me...greedy little fairy....yum yum 

It's chocolate coated salad fidget- don't let that boy fool you 

Chucking it down earlier so didn't get back out to get more plants in. Only just gone off again but I'm too full of cake to go back out. Lots of turf to remove for new beds etc. Shed being moved tomorrow (hopefully) so I'll need to empty it but will try and get more plants in if I can summon up the energy. Starting to feel I'm creating a garden instead of just doing construction.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:17

Yes BL- all by my own fair hand and we're about to have a bit!

It's just an all in one mix with some cocoa powder - Mary Berry's standard recipe. 6oz each of SR flour, soft marge and sugar - I use soft brown and caster - and 3 eggs. Beta together and add a couple of tablespns of cocoa powder that you've dissolved in a few spoons of boiling water. Into 2 tins and bake at about 175 C for about 25 mins. The fudge icing is hers too. 4oz icing sugar, 1 oz soft marge, half ounce cocoa powder which is enough to fill the cake (7") Double that if you want it on top as well. You melt the marge add the cocoa and cook for a minute or so then add the icing sugar and beat. You can add a spoonful or two of milk too. Then melted chocolate and double cream  and a little knob of butter for a ganache/thick sauce which went over the cream and over the top with a few choc curls- cos there wasn't really enough chocolate in it....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 19:04

They look like big strawberry ice creams Lyndab!

Even bigger than doubles - triples by the look of them - never seen ones like that before! 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:51


Jeannie- you can't resist that kind of thing can you!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:29

Is that a forerunner of, or similar to the timber kits that we use today nut?

Sorry this is turning into a DIY thread! 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:26

Do the shingles make it warmer?

Used to visit Peterbrough every year for the big BSPS show in early September at the East of England showground. Never saw anything but the showground though!


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:24

Yes folks - back of five on a Friday of a bank holiday weekend - the spammers doth return....

Anyone for cake instead? 

Chocolate fudge icing, cream and choc ganache with bits of choc sprinkled on top....

Fat free of course



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:08

Was wondering myself Heather! Are those cedar shingles on the outside? I'm sure nut will enlighten us! 


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:05

What a great space Heather and the trees and hedging mean you have privacy right away - a real bonus because it takes a long time to get that if you have big open spaces. You've already got it all in order and  made your mark as well. Funny how we can be told by experts that this or that won't grow well there etc, but sometimes plants just go ahead and do! You'll have great fun adding to your plot as time goes on. Good luck with it and lovely pix. 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 16:57

Exactly the same for me Matt. One came in with the washing yesterday and fortunately I saw it before  I folded or it would have been squished  

Got her outside safely though 

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