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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 15:46

Perhaps they were warning of the winds that were coming, or did you watch The Birds and had  too much.....

Just watched Call the Midwife, fire is lit, (much earlier than usual) and giving off lovely warm glow, dog and cat are snoring, wind is howling but that's outside. But SOOOO dark having difficulty seeing key board

The Year of the Slug

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 15:39

it suggests drowning the snails in garlic butter a la France!

With all these delights we won't go hungry in my garden 

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 12:46

Just checked GH. Sweet peas are coming nicely and look quite good 

Some of overwintering seedlings also look good. Wonder what will happen when cold spell hits again.

Have priced some bags of manure, thinking about that. I do need seed compost, last year I had one that had glass in so am wary. Did think I might use John Innes but read somewhere it is a bit heavy for small seeds.

Any one any ideas/opinions? I know there isa ong compost thread, just need a short input.

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 10:32

Web site back to normal.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 10:27

YUK - very dark, windy, damp, hills are disappearing. Day for staying in and warm. Will ligt fire later for a warm 

The Year of the Slug

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 10:24

Heere's the recipe from my book:

Crush 2 bulbs of garlic - the whole head not a clove.

Boil briefly to soften in 1litre (2 pints) of water

Strain and top up mixture to 1l(2pts) again. Leave to cool

To use stir 1 tablespoon into 4.5l (1gall) of water sprinkle onto foligae and allow to dry. 

Here's the fun bit:

Apply in dry weather so the rain does not dilute the wash. Reapply every 2 weeks

Rather than beer for traps it says use a mixture of yeast and water and drink the beer!

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 10:16

I can only get on GW website through e-mails sent me. Anyone else having this problem. Keep getting the Ooops sign

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Posted: 28/12/2012 at 10:04

Morning all. Horrible here, dark,windy, damp.

Have to go to supermarket shortly for supplies, hopefully last till next week then.

Also will look at recipe Jo. Not sure about putting in a new folder though - sounds a bit technical. Will probably resort to old fashioned pen and paper. Same with books, Flo, I like the feel of turning the page!

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Posted: 27/12/2012 at 23:45

Yep, lists are for during the day, hard to follow tis late.


The Year of the Slug

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 23:32

Wheelbarrow was full of baby at one time. She didn't seem to mind

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