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Latest posts by Matty2

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 12:40

Dull, cold and windy here.

Bonfire ashes getting blown about.

Thanks for that tip about fuchsia cuttings Jo. I have a lovely hardy one in the ground i really don't want to lose so will have ago at a cutting, though never had much success in past.

Talkback: Greenhouse temperatures

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 12:31

Apparently there is a litle nut somewhere on a vent that can be adjusted for the opening/closing.  Fortunately not had to adjust mine, so not reall ysure.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 11:24

Morning all - back from hospital. I thought they might say don't want to see you again (wishful thinkingnon my part), had a big injection in my foot- he said no gardening for 48 hours, and no jumping, landing on it for 8 weeks. No driving just as I'd started doing it again.  Later today will need pain killers Doc said

Bonfire was agreat success. All except usual 2 houses turned up. No 1 apologised for the portaloos. They thought they would go in back garden and said they were embarssed  Toffee apple muffins were a great success.

Hard to keep up with last night

Remoska - thought about it for caravan but changed mind

The lurgy seems to ave struck again

Cavity wall success

Frosty every where I think

 Great squah - which variety?

Thinking about  a squash raised bed next year with cougettes and patti pans. Is it feasilble

Sad canary tale

An old headmaste of mine really did get locked in stationary cuppboard. No one could find him for ages. He retired not long after!!

Must put foot up now

My effort

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 11:13

Loved your pics. The pond will soon settle in, could you erect some sort of netting frame around pump/filter and put a small iavy or something up it to hide black box. I Still wish I had a pond like that though.

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 16:46

Just had bath/hair wash hospital first thing in morning as after tonight may not have time.

Muffins are boxed ready, hose is now set up, table on the verge for goodies, nearly time to party, well, shiver in the cold. Sky is still as it has been all day completely clear of clouds. Bonfire should keep us warm I hope, at least no pain. Keep you all posted later

Kate  or or or

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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 14:51

OH has volunteered our hose for safety so have just undone the outside tap cover I so carefully did the otheer day to  those instructions!

Bonfire lighting advice??? I guess do not throw lighted fire lighters is one!!!!

Toffee apple muffins look good. Not made them before, not sure about the others though.

No bids then Geoff?


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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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