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Fork Handles

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 10:21

Good morning everyone.

I thought I was to only one with that irritating thing going round and round in the top left corner telling me its connecting, well it's not.

Kate and Geoff, I'm impressed by your industriousness this morning, so far I've only managed a shower, breakfast and a tidy up indoors.

As for grass verges, they leave it so long before they cut them here that it's a right mess, then they come along and blow all the cuttings everywhere, impressed NO!!

now I've got that off my chest,I'll get some deadheading done, before we hit town.

Have anice day everyone.

Giant Beetroot.

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 09:19

This particular beetroot was in my friends garden set in amongst the flowers. As she has been having a lot of building work done, the garden had been a little neglected. I think the one or two she had left were just there for the visual effect and virtually forgotten. We were just having a potter about admiring the blooms when she found them.

I agree with Dovefromabove, the best way to eat beetroot is when it's small, raw or cooked as a veg, but I still like it in vinegar.

really need help

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 07:37

Hi Andy.

I agree with Insomnia1973.

You really do need to sort out what you want to keep by the way of  plants, garden pots etc, what you can get rid of take to the tip,recycle, tidy up and then you will be able to see the wood for the trees

Once you have cleared up it will spur you on to do the job, involve the children they all like to think they are helping.

Do you have any good friends who could lend you a hand? Have a Garden Party, any neighbours who have gardens might give you a few plants to get you going.

Don't be put off, all gardens take time and quite a bit of elbow grease.

As Insomnia1973 says, get rid of the rubbish and come back, there are lots of gardeners ready to help with advise on the forum.

Best of luck, keep smiling and you'll get there.

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 16:38

Darn it   I was way too slow wasn't I, will remember that one for next time,Kate.

No Geoff I don't think he caught much, well nothing we could eat, but it gets him from under my feet for a few hours

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

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