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Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:25

My OH has just arrived home after a day fishing. The first question he asked was "What's for tea?"Some things never change!. The answer was left overs and of course beans.

Runner beans.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:12

We usually have a pot of runner beans in addition to the ones in the garden. My OH fills a large container, this year it was a terracotta pot about 18"across the top, with homemade compost, but any good compost will do. This year we put 4 beans in that he had left over from setting out the row, scabby things he said, didn't know if they would do any good. The results have been as good as the ones in the garden, in fact they were a little earlier. The most important thing to do is to water EVERY day, don't let them dry out and to feed twice a week with any plant food. ie proprietary flower food or tomato food. He puts long canes in the pot  for them to grow up and ties it to the gutter on the lean-to. With a bit of luck you should have plenty of beans.

Giant Beetroot.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 11:17

Hi Italophile.

 Cannon Ball was my OH description, I think we will be eating it for ever!

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 11:14

 Good morning everyone, Well done Geoff, I can see it really gave you a buzz.

I have been having a cleaning up morning, not that I have got very far. Just looked out of the lounge window to see about 20 swallows sitting on the telephone wires. Surely it can't be time for them to go not that I blame them after the summer we are having! perhaps they were just catching up with the gossip.

Kate. I saw your reply post to "help" about Fork Handles, do you think we shall be getting another contributor?.

Have a nice day everyone, will tune in later.

 

Giant Beetroot.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 10:22

Hi everyone.

Yesterday I was given a beetroot by a friend. It weighed 1 kilo. I was rather dubious about whether it would be edible, but never the less I cooked it and it is lovely.

Anyone got any bigger ones? I would be interested to know.

The ones in our garden which is only 100 yards from hers are just about ready to eat, having had to re-sow due to the bad weather.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 08:45

Nr Lincoln. A cloudy overcast sky this morning but warm. We have been promised sunshine later in the day. We had a thunderstorm yesterday evening, lots of much needed rain, filled all the water butts. We have quite a lot of different type of country side in Lincolnshire. Not all of it is flat. Fens to the south, arable farmland, and of course the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. A completely unspoiled area of the country. You can drive for miles on the back roads and never see another car.

We certainly have very diverse weather, as for cream teas my OH just can't resist. but it has to be clotted cream for him, (you some times get whipped double cream), with strawberry jam..

Hope the weather improves for you all in the south west.

Have a nice day

Good to talk

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 08:24

Whoops Sorry about that Chrisopher2, must go back to my postings and check,  nice to have a chat anyway.....Have a nice day!  --

Good to talk

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 18:57

Me too Penninepetal. I just have a look at the forum and of I go having a good laugh at some of the comments, as you say it quite addictive and it lifts your spirits.. I also like to look at the other forums, you get some good ideas and I often find myself saying, " well I did't know that" By the way Christopher2 any luck with the Goldfinch Shasta?( hope I've got the right person here)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:32

Another beautiful day here in Lovely Lincolnshire, sun has just come out, was up early this morning to get some jobs done before the heat gets going.   Now time for breakfast me thinks.

Enjoy your day.

Fork Handles

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:26

Kate 1123

How dreadful, pleased OH is OK, could have been very nasty! There are so many uninsured drivers about these days, some people just don't care and as for drinking and driving,well that is the pits Hope it doesn't spoil you Sunday.

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