London (change)
Today 13°C / 4°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 7°C


Latest posts by KEF


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:34

Well that didn't sort it.  So it's bold or nowt  It must be Lily.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:32

Testing, I've selected to type in bold.


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:29

I owe someone an apology, the last time I cooked Kleftiko I said about not being able to have the fatty / oily sauce, and someone posted about a jug from Lakeland. I meant to say thank you, now I've remembered I will get one. Thank you


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:08

Why have we all gone into Bold print?? I blame that Lily


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 15:07

Who lives in a house like that?  Hefty, the happy hedgehog

Only done couple of things on the garden left to do list. Very damp & cold here. Hopefully we are to get a few dry days this week.

Been a domestic Godess..well not really, have cleaned two kitchen cupboards out. Lamb Kleftiko now in oven, couldn't believe it was still part frozen at 9am this morning, it had been out of freezer in fridge since 4pm yesterday and in conservatory overnight ( we do have heating, but not at night). Not cold here then !

Talking of which some basting to be done, back soon.

What I love about winter in the garden

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 14:56

Like Chicky, this thread has cheered me up. It's only since joining the forum I've started to think positively about Winter, I used to put the garden to bed and sit and sulk and long for Spring.

I've always left the teasel and cardoon heads on, they look good with frost on, the birds use the fluff from cardoon for nesting. This year I have a small eryngium near the window that I should look good frosted ( please say if it should be cut down). I leave some heads on the buddleja and there's always the holly to look at. This year I've got 5 more lots of bulbs around the garden & seven more tubs planted.

Can't say I relish the cold months, but if I keep my eyes open to what is around and stay positive it will soon be Spring. Plus I'll have to check GH for stuff I've sown that might germinate early Lovely thread Dove.  


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 12:15

Suppose I'd get more done if I kept off here. Right going now...well nearly..just one more thing to look at..... 

ID please

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 12:12

Calendula that is lovely, another one on my wish list...

Pelargonium Querie

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 12:06

E Red

Mine went in the GH very early not because of the cold but because I'd planted them in self watering troughs and due to all the rain we had in October they were wet through, I drained them as much as I could and hoped they would dry indoors. They seem to have, but I'll have to wait and see if it has been enough.

I use the troughs to give them a chance of survival when I go on holiday, but they aren't the best idea as they can keep them wet in the winter, hence mildew. They are standing on old pallets on the GH floor to aid ventilation and keep them off the cold floor. The GH is bubble wrapped but I haven't closed the side window as yet.

As Verdun says they can stand some cold, my Dad used to say that they could stand a bit of frost. Dunno on that one. This year I'll keep the healthy leaves on and as Verdun says won't fleece them unless very cold, and will try cutting them back next September. With my track record I've nothing to lose. Best year 3 from 20 survived.

Good luck and let's know how you get on. Would also like to know how Mark gets on.

Thanks Verdun & Dave. 

Anemone joy!

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 10:19

sara, enjoy  

Discussions started by KEF

Glass cutter

Want to buy one and want recommendations please.  
Replies: 11    Views: 161
Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 08:48

I.D. please

Replies: 5    Views: 169
Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 19:13

S.Pierre variety of tomatoes

Replies: 20    Views: 343
Last Post: 17/03/2014 at 19:32

Help on the way.

Replies: 6    Views: 173
Last Post: 14/02/2014 at 08:37

Get if off your chest.

Replies: 244    Views: 4920
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 21:17

Talkback: Know your potato types

For Poddington. Sorry I can't find the thread about best tasting potatoes. 
Replies: 3    Views: 117
Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 12:53

Strange PM from unknown person.

Replies: 55    Views: 1291
Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 18:43

The best Christmas present

As a child what was the best gift Santa brought you? 
Replies: 21    Views: 587
Last Post: 09/12/2013 at 21:23

When to prune a mature Magnolia Tree ?

Replies: 4    Views: 417
Last Post: 30/11/2013 at 16:03

Bonfire night memories or traditions.

Do you have any? 
Replies: 27    Views: 784
Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 23:01

Daniel we have PM problems on the forum

Replies: 26    Views: 840
Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 21:14

I've discovered something

Replies: 17    Views: 656
Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 15:00

Gerbera from saved seeds

Replies: 8    Views: 369
Last Post: 15/10/2013 at 16:01

Still got problems with Forum

Replies: 112    Views: 2863
Last Post: 16/01/2014 at 18:22

Is there a problem with the forum?

Replies: 2    Views: 224
Last Post: 25/09/2013 at 17:51
1 to 15 of 25 threads