Latest posts by Matty2

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:34

Dull, and damp here in Worcs. Hills have got a hat of cloud on today. Means it could rain. Quite a strong cold wind, 


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Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:31

Morning all. Is everyone late today getting their present mark?

Vacuumed; made beadcrumbs for C pudding; had to get instructions out for changing cooker clock! knew it was 3 buttons but which, was in fact 2 buttons but will have forgotten by spring!!

Back to being damp and miserable but cold wid is keeping hills clear - apart from very top. 

olives and strawbs

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:23

Olive tree link

Hope this helps

olives and strawbs

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:15

I would leave your olive out as Chrissie says against a warm wall. Last year I fleeced mine, left the fruit on them, wasn't sure if that was right or not. They did look like ghosts but stayed OK. As it is outside waht about bubble wrapping the pot as well oh and raise pot on a couple of bricks off the ground so that there is good drainage and it rain(water) doesn't accumulate in the pot.

I have aweb link somewhere. I will send it you if I can find it - not very good on these things!!

Growing under holly

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:08

In old house we had a very large holly.

I lifted the crown by removing the lower branches. It ended up looking like a tree. Then I tried all sorts of undercover.

In the end the most successful was cyclamen and I plalnted up about 8 erysinum (perrennial wallflower) Bowles variety and as they tolerate poor soils etc. They didn't die and gave easy to keep interest all year.

I grew them from own cuttings as they take very easily and don't take long to establish once planted out

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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 21:03

Used to make Guys and trundle them around, then have 5th November parties with bobbing apples, flour pudding moulds to get the chocolate button, Not really Hallowe'en.


see you all Montalbano starting

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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 20:51

31st or nothing in this house as well Becks. 

Compleletly lost about who everyone is now. Have some Forkers on forks thread  from before I joined joined in now? HELP. or is it the wine??

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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 19:56

I thought Brucie was going on 'holiday'!

No fireworks so far tonight

Had flu jab on Wednesday. Had to pay - last year went to Boots cost me £15. This year went to local chemist cost me £9.95. Got sore arm now, sore throat and runny nose.

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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 18:43

Cavity wall insulation. Make sure you take large pictures off wall. Vibration when drilling damaged an antique cow when ancient parent had it donePicture fell off wall). We have it here, was in when we moved. House is certainly warm and cosy - got burner lit now as well

You've all been very busy on here tonight. and I've only knitted 2 rows - very slow knitter!!

SCD now. can watch it - allowed

No fungi of the day?

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Posted: 27/10/2012 at 17:11

Help. OH just said we don't need telly in foody room tonight because its saturday. He'll be eatingby himself then!

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