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Latest posts by Lilylouise

Cooking Forum

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 21:18

 Thankyou Dove Please don't take offence offence artjak but did you just put the capital letters ? That is what I had to do .

Pam LL x

Cooking Forum

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 20:32
Worked first time for me!

Homemade seed Packets

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 18:50
I keep my saved seeds in ordinary envelopes which are then stored in a drawer in the spare room PamLL x

Looking after an orchid

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 18:46
Hello Lisa My instinct is that because the orchid has been repotted it may be getting too much water at this time of year.It is a lovely orchid and you have repotted it at the correct time into the right compost.If it was mine I would go really easy on the watering for a while -maybe mist the plant with some cooled boiled water rather than watering it -then hopefully when new leaves appear they will be fine. I have to confess that I have an orchid that is over 10years old and it has never been repotted but still flowers each year-it appears to thrive on neglect!
Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 15:07

I remember Sainsburys when it was just a shop - the assistants patted the butter into an oblong shape before wrapping it up. Mum used to buy us some processed cheese  as a treat - we loved it - it was wrapped in silver foil/paper.Our local shop sold dried fruit in paper bags - it was weighed in front of you. I also remember one shop that sold biscuits loose - we loved the broken ones which were a mixture and also cheaper to buy

Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 06:04

Good Morning Everyone  I hope anyone who is cold or feels poorly  has a better day today  Safe journeys for those who have to travel 

I have to venture to Sainsburys this morning - just hope the pavements aren't slippy

Have a good day

Pam LL x 

Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 05:57

I start to pot up my cuttings at the beginning of February,too

Pam LL x

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 05:54

I have finally sorted my veg seed and plant order out

Potatoes - Marfona,Charlotte,Vivaldi,Kestrel,Picasso and Deisree.

Tomatoes - Shirley,Greensleeves,Marinda,Katiebelle,Luciebelle,Sungold,Sun Cherry Premium,Reisenstraube,Old Ivory Egg,Ferline and Kumato tomato.

Peppers -Jumbo,Tasty Yellow Grill,Mini Orange,Mini Red and grafted plants Milena(orange) and Chelsea(yellow)

Chillies - Pimento Cherry Chilli,Lila Luzi,Hot Cayenne Pepper,Friars Hat and a naughty one called Peter Pepper (google it )

Cucumbers - La Diva,Crystal Apple and grafted Fitness.

Unusaul veg I am going to try are Callaloo and Cucamelon - from the James Wong collection

Basils I will be growing are - Anton,Rubra,Thai ,African Blue,Genovese,Leaf Lettuce and Fine Verde.

You are probably bored by now - will post other veg soon

Pam LL x

Cut Flowers for September Wedding Bouquet?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 15:16
Hello Rachel I grow Salvia Evolution or Victoria in my garden and it is usually still good in September. Heliotrope is lovely - purple and scented - cherry pie.Cosmos comes in white - this year I am growing a variety called Antiquity which is a lovely muted colour. For green flowers you could try Lime green Nicotiana or Molucella.I will keep thinking

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 15:57

I put them in raw Becks - just chopped into pieces- about 1/2 ". I cooked the cake/pudding in an oval baking dish

Pam LL x 

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