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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 18:25

That's one helluva pot of soup Woody !! 

Maybe they had a big bicycle pump..

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 18:21

Always fancied a go at the AE ridge pd, but my partner at the time was too chicken! The 'Bookil' is another great walk - had a great day doing the ridge. My big regret was not doing Ben Lui - the Queen of the mountains. Maybe one day. 

I'm sensing that the position of various hostelries was an important factor for you too....

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 18:16

Bob - if I had a hat on - I'd take it off to you. Most impressive! 

What are you intending planting in the lovely new beds?

Once you've recovered from the shovelling!

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:52

Brum - I remember quite a few people saying they had trouble with Verbena bonariensis earlier this year. May have been the weather this winter/spring. They are quite slow if you start them early, but as soon as it warms up they grow well. I'm hoping mine survive the winter, but if not I'll sow more in spring.

Surprised to see the sowing time for that sweet pea James. Usually you can sow from now to overwinter or in the spring straight outside. Sounds a nice one though!

Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:19

Porridge is great in the microwave. It's about all I use mine for apart from re heating cups of tea if I get distracted!  I like mine quite milky and runny and you can get it down to a tee! My mum used to make it for us when we were children and stood stirring it in a pot for ages. Could have plastered walls with it - ahhh - happy days! 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 17:13

KEF  I use those roasting bags and pop chicken and veg into them and sprinkle some assorted stuff over them and stick them in the oven. My sister used to do a whole chicken in them. My daughter calls them 'lazy bag' dinners! I think she's referring to the actual bag...Hmmmmm 

We're having stroganoff tonight though 

I bought pots at Morrisons today. They're florist's pots - 8 for 99p! Perfect for putting some bulbs into and sticking in amongst plants in spring. 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:59

Rose- I had a similar situation too when I found myself on my own with 2 young children. Was studying garden design at the time and had to give it up. But - having a garden to work in and look after is the best therapy. So many people here understand that only too well. 

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:14

waterbutts- squashed midges are the best kind! 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 15:27

Can I get a big piece please lily- I need to keep my strength up with all this excitement today- and Verdun will take it all if I let him...! 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 15:03

Is he related to Michael Takinthe Verd? 

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