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What's for tea?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:31

A thread where we can all talk about what we're having for dinner, home grown or not.

Tonight I will be having corned beef hash with dumplings made by my Yorkshireman other half. Yum.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 17:21


I really should go and get dinner on, is there a dinners thread? I might start one.


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:34

Pretty much all land is owned by someone, it doesn't matter where the boundaries are, you must have permission from the owner to take anything from it. 

If your local authority doesn't mind then that's great.

More to identify

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:05

Are you sure they rarely survive? I often garden in Yorkshire too as I have elderly family there who can't do it themselves, they do look dead in Spring but just need a good hard cutting back. I am specifically talking about the Salvia in the photo and a few closely related varieties.

Thanks for the tip-off about Ripon, I'd love to visit.


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:44

I think it needs to be made very clear that you must have permission from whoever owns the land before you take it. It may well be that some local authorities or land ownders allow it, whilst others don't.  


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:28

Wet and miserable here, I'm hoping that Indian summer arrives as I've got a lot of raspberries on order coming soon.

Bev, I had the same problem today, it seemed to fix itself by signing out and back in though.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:11

Ah come on, you have to play in the snow Geoff that's what it's there for. 

I'm not sure why I like walking in the rain, I have always liked it though. Perhaps I had too many out of season holidays in Wales as a kid...

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:04

You only get wet if you don't have a nice big waterproof coat. 

Does anyone know if I divide a rhubarb will I have to leave it alone and not pick any next year?


Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:59

If you can get it and it's fine by all the various authorities, who I'm sure will have a view on the matter, then it is meant to be a very good fertilizer. I saw a programme a while back about the Lost Gardens of Heligan where they collected a truck full in the spring to dig in the veggie patch, fine for them as they have their own beach.

I imagine once rotted it would also make an excellent mulch.

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Posted: 19/10/2012 at 14:54

Afternoon all, it's been raining all day here and I'm trying to tempt the OH out for a walk but he's having none of it. I love walking in the rain.

Becks your rhubarb will be fine in the shade, traditionally they're grown at the very edge of veggie patches where you can't put much else. My own is planted right behind a 6 foot fence and has been massive this year, I think they must like the rain.

I absolutely adore Cornwall and the south west, had a week down there earlier this year and must book another soon.

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