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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:45

You can put compost in but I would put a layer of garden soil or garden compost on base with a few worms thrown in before you add stuff to decompose. but I'm just learning as well, there is a thread calle d 'what to put in compost' that may be useful

Herre we have rain, struggling to clear up =can see top of hills. Greenhouse trmp was minimum 0.5 so I guess it was about -2 outside overnight.

christmas is coming!

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:33

Christopher Lloyd booksn

One of those compost seive things from the compost thread. Extra raised bed fo more veggies

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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:17

Morning all. 

Boring on wedding front I'm afraid.

I discovered Princess irene tulip last year and planted the, in my jewll bed with Queen of the Night. Didn't like QoN.This year I have seen one called Gavotta, so have planted it in pots.

 The idea was to make them look like jewells popping up. The bed now needs a lot of work after a successful summer as the grass seems to like damp! It has taken over.

I have Gardeners News sometimes, let us know when you are in and I'll get a copy to read with interest.

Old coca cola (dregs od bottle) also works on very burnt saucepans - Pour it ib, boil it up and the carbon flakes off. Don't think I wouls use it in nn-stick though - too corrosive.

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 21:20

put boiling water in pan and boiled it again. All gone

Enjoyed strictly now Montalbano

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:52

Tarte Tatin anyone??

 Still have to make the syrup

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 17:44
Plenty of pallets in my garden - long way to transport them though!

No news on wedding front - sorry all a bit boring

Just double checking all I post now 

Cooked Tarte Tatin MaryBerry style. Pastry takes ages. OH was waiting for temper tantums, caramel that doesn't set etc but this was me cooking not TV stuff so no mistakes. Mind you still in oven, and never made it before,

Question though how do you clean caramel off saucepan

I grew Princess Irene last year - never been that keen on tulps - they were amazing, real wow factor just as rest of garden is just about coming to life. 

What's for tea?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 15:36

Tonight we are having shoulder of pork cooked from a recipe by John Torode - very slow cooked in a garlic, paprika, lemon marinade. Not done before, saw recipe and thought YUM

with cauliflower, potatoes, carrot. To follow a Mary Berry Tarte Tatin, as in programme earlier in week, 1/2 quantities

Son is here tonight so always try to do a decent meal for him.

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 15:30

Just taken dog for play on green. (to be nosey) It'sin centre of all the houses.No queue at the portaloos. -in fact seemed very quiet. Made me think if it was my family you would at least hear revellry!

Did pop in and see extension just built on next door but one. Hmmmm!

Oscar dog now in detention in kitchen area - large muddy paws.

Jo just CHILL 

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Posted: 03/11/2012 at 14:54

No real news on wedding front. Cars - not that many all tidily parked.

Just spent a while being amused by birds. There are all the little ones pecking and fluttering to get at the seed and there is wood pigeon calmly walking in a circle around all this activity picking up the seeds they are sending in his direction

OH  - no bread today/ 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 13:11


Rain first thing but now wind as droppped, sun has come out and it surprisingly warm. Washing on the line but ground too wet to plant my remaining tulip bulbs

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