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Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:12

Sprouting brocolli from garden along with our leeks & apple sauce from eating apple tree, just added a squirt of lemon juice.

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:09

Soz Dove I'm no help.


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:06

OOPs! Dove got in quick


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 16:47

Happy Birthday Archie   1957 / 1958 were good vintages.

Other good vintages also available.  Phew got back fast with that edit.

Quick Growing Hedge

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 16:44

Now that is a question.

Depends on what you like and if you buy mature plants. Also how high was the fence?  If a fence has blown down beyond repair any plants will need to be tough. Does it need to be dense or just mark a boundry / or just give privacy? 

I honestly can't think of anything that will be tough enough & grow fast enough to replace a fence within 3 yrs.  Don't know about Privet, but not my choice.

Maybe Pyracantha, Escallonia.



Posted: 30/12/2013 at 16:35

Hi Hamza, nice to see you back on the forum.

The only thing I have edible in my Green House just now is Rocket.

What are you growing or planning for next year? 


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 16:31

Lizzie, no fat in alcohol, well that's my theory  Must be the veg' that's put me some weight on. A week and a half is a dangerous length of time to leave jeans unworn.

Panda bet you thrilled at Hellebores.

PD, this time of year, no sun, I always want to scoff carbs, even stuff I don't really like & for some reason Rice cakes & vegemite don't float my boat. I just have smaller helpings, but it's what doesn't go on a plate that does me.

Verd, hope you've sorted your GH.

Chilli con Oink, simmering nicely, just got to throw some salad in a bowl and we are fit to go later. Without garlic bread



Posted: 30/12/2013 at 11:18

Back again. Dark and wet here, windy but not too bad. Hope all is okay Chicky, I get very anxious about our roof when it's windy, we are needing a new one in the Spring  After the last storm we had to have repairs, luckily we know a good roofer who was very obliging and came quickly.

Verd, soz to hear about GH.

Going to visit Mum and go and get her shopping, can't expect her to come in this weather. Just hoping the list has been made.  Then a bit of HW and snuggle up on sofa and watch comedy things we have recorded over Christmas.

Easy meal tonight, chilli & salad, more salad than chilli for me as I've just put my jeans on and they've shrunk over the hols, I find they always shrink if you leave them too long in the wardrobe.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:56

David, I think concrete type blocks that were skimmed over. Looked good on the outside, but stairwells and such gave the feeling of being in a prison, well what I imagine


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 08:21

Gardening Cape Verde style.

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