Latest posts by Fairygirl

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 15:39

Cooking apples break down more than dessert apples so it just means you have lumps rather than puree if that makes sense. I would think you could do things like tarte tatin as the apples are in slices anyway. I've seen chefs do crumbles and pies using a mix so that it's not such a soft squishy filling. Granny Smiths often get used instead of Bramleys for pies as they're tart but firmer. Expect it's a question of personal taste too, Daintiness.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 15:32


Hopefully things will settle down if the mods are on top of it all a bit more KEF. Wonder if  there's  been any progress on the pm/typing/notififcations issues though. I've not had a reply by PM from Daniel but he may just post on here so that everyone can get the info directly. 


Extending Grass Area in garden

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:35

Correct me if I've got this wrong! Do you mean there's a little 'ditch' between the grass and what has been a border? If so, then I'd say yes you could just fill in with soil and sow grass seed (if it's just a narrow strip) or you could make that part of the border so that it increases your planting area - assuming you want a planting area of course! I'd be inclined to  weed all the 'border' first though, get it tidy, draw the soil there right across the ditch and level it out before adding new soil/compost to build up the whole border again.  Does that make sense?

If you can post a pic it would help too. 

tomato Gardener's Delight

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:24

It's certainly been that way this year with compost. MAny of us here noticed how random it often was. I grew Red Alert and it seemed  a bit watery and tasteless so perhaps that was the reason.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:14

pg- you can't have Mr Chicky - I asked first!  Glad everyone here has survived the storms with relatively little grief.

Verdun has posted on his thread which is lovely so hopefully he will return soon. I'll need help with those hellebores if the seeds don't germinate.

And I promised him some..

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:57

Thanks Daniel. The forum is loved by many, and it would be awful if knowledgeable, kind people leave because of this sort of thing. 


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 08:15

Off to work for me. Have a good day all - if you can 

Hopefully  Daniel will be able to take a look at the PM/typing/notifications thing if he's not been blown away!

Any damage?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 08:13

Just had a look on another thread and trifid house has lost a greenhouse door last night. Not sure where they are though. 


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 07:58


With a bit of luck the deer will be sheltering somewhere!

How to build a compost bin

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 07:50

Think it's a good combination of all of the above James and NewBoy! I was told guinea pig poo was one of the best activators and a friend was looking after some when the grandkids were on holiday so I got her to bag it for me! I have access to horse manure too so there's a good barrowload of that mixed in as well as the usual green stuff and paper, plus ventilation and moisture and a good turning now and then. Seems to be working well. 

FG- have you done any research comparing male and female piddle? 

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