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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 13:06

Just looked pearl barley up and in ancient cook book it says blanch by putting in cold water bringing to boil and then throw water away. Guess it softens outer casing.

Everyone needs a rant Jean. Pleased its all over. You will find rooms hold heat for longer now

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 12:57

Doesn't pearl barley need a soak or something

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 12:40

Jean have you got any thick cardboard to put round root ball before bubble wrap?

Army man is just, well, organising. Next door (builder) and othe side (eccentric) will be in charge of fireworks.

I'm making toffee apple muffins and apple and sultana muffins

I know some one who used to walk his dog on golf links, collect balls, then sell them back to club!

overgrown rockery

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 11:28

You can dig up cyclamen corms now. I often do. No need to pit them in greenhouse, Remember don't plant them too deep crown of corm should only be at soil level or just below. Just put pots somewhere in slightly shaded area. Some of mine have been in pots waiting for a new home for a couple of years.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 11:23

Jean - at least they have turned up. Soon be over, workmen I find no respecter of lawn!

Becks - as I was still in bed and OH was doing the important task of making my cup of tea he didn't go and play.

Neighbour is an army officer, OH came in laughing away after talking to him _ seems army man was intending to light firelighters and throw them on bonfire to get it to light

OH suggested making a long spill of newspaper and lighting buried firelighters that way - Army person didn't know what a spill is. 

What more can be said!!!!!

Peaceful day for you then Becks?

Everyone else sentiments as Becks 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 10:00

Malvern

Cold, and bright. Hint of frost gone by time I got up. Cloudless sky. Last night, by greenhouse temp was warmer than night before.

Bonfire tonight - street thing, lets hope it stays clear.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 09:37

Bjay present.

Neighbour came and called for OH 8.30 this morning to go and play - building bonfire!.OH taken dog for walk muttering about a whole day to build a small bonfire.

Found toffee apple muffin recipe so will make them this afternoon for the grand event.

Didn't say - yesreday OH went back to using bread machine - phew - not quite right but better than his 

 

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 18:44

i have heard that rescue centres are having difficulty re-homing cats and dogs. Alas I am full, dog and 2 cats is all we can manage, 

What new plants for next year?

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 17:42

i have discovered that I ordered the new digitalis, It will come next year so I will put it in ceramic pot on patio, give on away and maybe put third in garden. Will have to see what turns up!

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Posted: 04/11/2012 at 17:15

as it's sums what about an abacus

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

Hope some one can help! 
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