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Latest posts by Matty2

Preserving, What do you do or planning to do.

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 13:01

Going to pickle beetroot this afternoon. No malt vinegar in sight, I use wine vinegar, much more gentle flavour. 

I have grown white beetroot this year and was wondering if it would take to the same treatment with maybe cider vingar - any ideas about that?


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 15:15

Getting very windy out there.

Have just washed yet more pots! good thing though was still warm so did it without wrapping myself up - I did , of course, have a top on


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 14:14

I always find that a garden planning session works wonders for producing the feel good factor. Doesn't have to be your own, and doesn't cost anything to 'dream'


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 12:25

Good day all

What a lot to catch upon and serious stuff as well.Dove I worked asa teacher with severely disabled children who could do nothing. It always amazed me, and when i think back, which your post has made me do just how much love they get and the other way in their own way give. It was hard, when you knew the child, to work out what was wrong, as they all had ways of showing it,.

Been swimming - time trials - believe me I am not going to break any records, except my own 

Sunny here now after a dreadful night, think I may go around checking that everything is properly fastened down/up as we always get realy string winds whipping round the hills!


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:24

Looking back on today i have really enjoyed myself. A satisfying garden day and have done lots - well thought I had till i wrote it down (garden dairy) and it doesn't look that much

A raised bed looks so much nicer witha rough layer of compost on it when it's empty. 

GH looks tidy - a first for this year - it won't last

And have planted last of the bulbs, mostly some of those short red tulips that are supposed to naturalise.

I think it's too warm for autumn!!


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:34

I'm really very small

Having lunch then off to do stuff, bulbs I think - not many to go and divide a coulple of plants to add to the white border.

If there's time and back says OK then will weed annual bit of the fairy dell.

No lurgy here but I hope everyone is soon feeling chipper


Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:03

Good day All

A lovely day here. Have already been out and made my leaf compost bin. It involved digging up a huge nettle, brambles, moving various types of metal - pipes, drains, lead - but feel well pleased with it. It is behind the GH so fairly sheltered.

I disturbed a toad who I think was lurking in the area of an old plastic bag of builders sand,(underneath) so left the bag

Astrantia Shaggy -I have some flowering but the Shaggy is already asleep!


I will keep to this thread, thank you


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 22:11

I know really - just feeling sorry for myself - thanks

Am off now going to attempt to watch something in iplayer. OH needs to decide if he is going to buy a streamer, then I can continue as normal and watch and chat


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 21:14

Mine was a new plant - leaves bit sorry for themselves - purple stems. Seems there are 2 sorts.

It was a little pot bound - the story of planting today

Look forward to seeing it now.Roll on next year


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 19:52

Thanks Figrat

Lovely cake, Hope it was tasty

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I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

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