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Posted: 27/02/2015 at 16:14

Bank sorted. A lot easier than I thought it was going to be.

I just remembered the car tax was due. Its a lot easier now online, rather than queuing at the post office.

A chicken carcass is simmering, ready to make soup. The buffy ball squash that I grew last year have stored really well. When they are baked though, the inside comes away like fine noodles, rather than like the butternut squash they are supposed to be like. However they make a good substitute for fine rice noodles in chicken noodle and sweetcorn soup.

  OH has had another random blood glucose. 5.3. Practically normal. So the diet seems to be having the desired effect. 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 16:08

I had one that had horrible black leaves. All new shoots came through the same. It was a harvington hellebore that I bought last year from wyevale. I dug it up and took it back .  All my old ones a few feet away are fine, and the new ones from Ashwoods are fine.


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:39

Frost overnight here.

I'm off to the bank today, to get dads name taken off all the joint accounts, and get his isa moved. Everything is in joint names with mum  except the isa. I hope they dont make us go through probate for just that. Some banks will, and some wont. 

Next job is a granny bond.

Then the house is to be put in mums sole name and registered at the land registry.

I'm told that isnt strictly necessary yet, but it will make it easier after mum dies. It was never registered, because dad bought a piece of land, dug out the foundations by hand, then got a builder to put up the shell. The rest, including building the garage, he did himself. The other thing were doing is registering powers of attorney. It came in very useful for himselfs mum, when the powers that be tried to decide what was best for her. This way, the family decides and the key workers, social workers, council and the rest ,dont get to make decisions.

Cheap plants at Aldi!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 23:09

Aldi had raspberry canes in. When i looked for the variety it just said, long cane. No idea as to variety or even summer or autumn fruiting.


Composting in the tropics

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:33

I dont know about the tropics, but I do know that my friends compost heap in the Perth area of Western  Australia, rots at least twice as fast as mine. In fact it has to be watered regularly to stop it drying out.

In the tropics, I would try and keep it covered with plastic or something like that.

Brassica question

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 19:25

Beetroot is not a brassica.  It is chenopodia family, related to amaranth

The flowers and seed heads are very different.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 18:07

Insecticidal solution wont harm the plant, just kill bugs.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:35

You might need to give it a drench with an insecticidal solution. Just warm water wont do it. Don't leave the lemon standing in water at this time of year, it will just cause rot.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:11

Oh , and I bought some Rose harissa. I fancy doing something with it and chickpeas. I've got to start doing something adventurous seeing as I've eliminated pastry, pizza, and pasta and cakes and biscuits. I have noticed that I seem to be better at sticking to this than himself. Its supposed to be for his benefit.


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 17:08

My post from this morning has gone missing too. I asked if anyone had heard from Fairygirl. I hope she's not under a snowdrift.

It seems to have been eliminated. Maybe she's joined MI5.

I am being sent some samples of a new fragrance called 007 for women.  I think it should have been called  Bondgirl instead.

I've been shopping today. Some clinique (on special offer), two bras, and I've cleaned two Sainsburies out of a nice merlot they had on offer. That should keep me going for a while.

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