Latest posts by Lovetogarden

What's for tea?

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 11:30

Inkadog --  Thanks very much for the info regarding Pumpkin Pie, I will be trying it in the near future and will let you know how I get on, sounds delish, just need a few people round to sample it, the family will no doubt oblige.

Today we will be having chicken in some form or other, haven't decided what as yet

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Posted: 07/11/2012 at 11:23

Morning everyone.

I went to see Skyfall last night with SIL, we both thought it was brilliant, plenty of action, hope you and your grandson enjoy it Pam.

I am hiding in the snug at the moment as the gas engineer is putting some new thermostats on 2 radiators and then servicing the boiler, fire, etc.getting ready for the winter. OH as been ing the loft to make sure the engineer could access the header tank and found the mouse traps had 2 mice, absolutely mummified, been up there since the early spring. Will be setting them again when gas man has gone don't know how they get up there but we always get them over the winter, poor things come in for a warm and the are zapped. We hate killing them but they so much damage to electricals.

Have managed to polish some of the furniture with beeswax, it doesn't smell very nice, but does a lovely job, hope to be straight later today, thank goodness.

Enjoy your day.


Talkback: Ash tree dieback

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 09:01

We live about 10 miles from Wragby, Lincolnshire a place where the fungus has been found. It is an very wooded area, and on our way to Lincoln, a distance of about 2 miles, we estimated that 7 out of 10 trees are Ash.It will be catastophic if the virus spreads to our area, as it will to any part of the country, there would be very few native trees left.

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Posted: 06/11/2012 at 10:59

Morning fellow forker.

Hope you are well. Very busy here still decorating it has taken far longer then expected. New plaster needed 4 coats, OH temper getting frayed, mainly because I keep telling him he's missed a bit. hopefully we will be finished today. Have booked gas man for tomorrow to fit 2 new radiator thermostats, as the originals are kaput, and they said they will do the annual service at the same time. Might as well get it all over  and done with while they're here

I'm afraid I had to skip through all yesterdays post, far to many to read properly, you were a busy lot. I was interested in the Ramoska cooker, I toyed with the idea of buying one some time ago, but went for a halogen oven instead.

Definitely soup weather today, cold and miserable. I made a big pot full yesterday, so it should be even better today.

Dove, hope you are soon better.

Catch you later.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 14:47

Nr Lincoln.

Dismal and rainy now after a fine morning, very frosty first thing, the weather box says cloudy, so that's about right. I haven't ventured into the garden today, been too busy with other things.


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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 12:23

Jo. I'm breathless just reading about your household. Does anyone actually sit down and do nothing?

We cleared my Mums house last year and I have still to go through such a lot of things. She is in residential care but I can't bring myself to sort through some of the more personal things as yet, not that she is ever going to need them. So the shed is full and things are stored in boxes, all over the house. OH is getting fed up of having to move things every time he goes in the shed

On the subject of SCD, I said at the time to OH that Darcey marked Louis down because she isn't going to give Bruce any more cause to embarrass her, pleased someone else thought that.

Hope Jess enjoys her fireworks, kids don't want to go but don't want to miss it either..


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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 09:51

Hi Glyn.

I am going to put my tulips in a big pot near the back door as I haven't really got room in the garden, and hopefully the slugs wont get them

When we go down to the Fens, Boston/Spalding, we see tulips and lots of other bulbs in flower, worth a look if you're in that area in spring.


What's for tea?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 09:02

Oh dear Frank, sorry about you cooker, it's such a pain looking for new things and the hastle of having them fitted.

I bought a Halogen oven some time ago to use alongside of my conventional cooker, it's brilliant, especially if you want to cook a small amount, for 1 or 2  and the Yorkshire puddings turn out wonderful, and it's very economical.Anyway back to today's menu.

Roast Pork, stuffing, apple sauce. Roast and mashed potaotoes, mashed swede and carrots, leeks in white sauce. Followed by Pear and Apple crumble, custard and creme fraiche. I shall be using big oven today, as I am cooking for the family.


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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 08:46

Good morning all.

Thanks Kate for putting me on the right track re photos. I wouldn't have known how to do it without your help, much appreciated. I have now transferred them all back to my computer and this is the one I was looking for.



Prinses Irene.




Sissinghurst April 2012- fantastic garden.

We had quite a lot of fireworks around us for about an hour, the cat was too frightened to move, just sat behind the settee, hope there aren't so many tonight.

Hope the article goes well Pam. Do you write regularly for GN?

Hopefully furniture will be back in living room today. Daughter and OH are coming to help move everything, then I am cooking evening meal for all.

PS. if you have a burnt saucepan put some bio washing power in it and hot water and leave overnight, the burnt stuff will come off a lot easier.

Lovely Tarte Tatin yum.

Have a good day folks.


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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:16


Nothing wrong with tulips, I just feel they are a bit formal, not like daffs that sway in the breeze, but after seeing some  Princes Irene I thought I would give them another go in a big pot.  The ones I saw looked like a fire, all stripey orange and red, just beautiful.

I did have a pic, but have put it on a disk to free up some space and don't know how to reload it back to my computer, any help would be appreciated, I'm sure one of you will know how to do it.

Away now to get tea before Strictly,  then Merlin, and Montalbano, will have square eyes  at this rate

PS. just meant to add,

Dean, the garden is looking GOOD, all you hard work is paying off, and I now know what a cordy is..

Geoff, If I had won the Euro lottery I would have bought you a roller as well.

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