Latest posts by Leggi

A Vetch Maybe ?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 17:02

I too think it's a very pretty plant, it is a very good self seeder though so I don't think you will have too much trouble with growing it next year, as new plants should pop back up themselves. It arrived in my mother in laws garden this year having fallen out of the bird feed mix she was buying.

What's for tea?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 16:34

This is supposed to be a light hearted thread for everyone to talk about whatever they like food related. The internet doesn't need to be taken so seriously, we're all friends here after all. 

Yesterday I had a lovely (tesco) chicken breast cooked with thyme from the garden and (tesco) lardons cooked with plenty of black pepper, leeks spinach and peas sweated off together and a kind of potato bake with cheese.

Tonight will be something quick from the freezer, it might be an egg beans and waffles day or a baked spud with beans and cheese. I'll see what I fancy later.

Frank, I cooked your Leek and Potato soup recipe this week, it was lovely and fed four of us as a main meal for two nights and cost about £7 with some nice bread. Although because I did it as a main I was a little naughty and added cream and cheddar just after blending. Thanks for the inspiration.

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 18:09

I'm really tempted to get one of those compost bins from the link suggested, we use a black plastic bin at home but that's normally full by late Spring so could do with some extra space.

Becks well done with the strawbs, I didn't know they were easy from seeds. You'll have plants for years if you take off the runners next year too.

Have been to the allotment today and both me and OH have been bitten by horsefly, has anyone tried that Avon cream I often see recommended?

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 15:55

Mine came this morning too


Posted: 24/10/2012 at 14:54

Thanks Lizzie, I'll follow your advice. 

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 14:52

We have three cats as well, all about 2 years old and from the same litter although one came to us about a year later than the others as it was decided that a cat living in a flat wasn't a good idea. 

The two girls are called Cleo and Dora, Cleo because she wants to be at the centre of everything and is a typical queeny cat, Dora because when we first got her she wanted to explore everywhere. The third cat is a chap and came already with a name, Buster, he's a big brute and is incredibly clumsy but the most gentle of them all.

We have tropical fish too but far too many to name, and they all look too similar.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 18:21

The second day of fog here too, the little weather box on the right says tomorrow will be a horizontal line under a big cloud, wonder what that mystery could be? Rain with very strong winds perhaps...


Posted: 23/10/2012 at 18:12

What do you do with Verbena Bonariensis at the end of the season? It grew very well this year but has now been battered by the wind and is leaning over on to the front patio. 

I will be collecting seeds too if by some miracle we get a few dry days.

What's for tea?

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 16:04

Yes Pennine it is miserable outside, it's that fine rain that I used to only associate with Cornwall, and it's been like it all day.

Leek and asparagus soup sounds lovely, will keep an eye out for some when I'm next at the shops.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 13:29

Afternoon all, Rylan really has to go, it's a singing competition and he's not entertaining in the slightest. If he stays I might say very rude things to my tv.

Too cold and wet here to do anything worthwhile in the garden and we've had to put our visit to Brogdale on hold for a bit, still working on getting the OH to agree that walking in the rain is a good idea. Surely I can't be the only one who likes it? 

Becks that's a great quote 

Leek and potato soup for tea.

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