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Latest posts by Matty2

What's for tea?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 16:29

Trying to cook banana cake. New recipe and taking far longer than directions said. Did throw in a handful of blueberries that were out ofdate as well. So we may have pudding.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 16:23

My friend decided to be child free. She is very happy and I think i many ways is closer to her OH. It's good, I don't feel sorry for her, it is her choice and it suits her. What's more she's seen a lotmore of the world (sigh)

Any way just put up a new bird feeder, ended up with more nigra seeds on patio than in feeder. See what the birds think about it later.

Planted wallflowers.

Then with my trusty but ancient Gardeners World trug loaded with bulbs planted, tulips, alliums and native Daffs. Still more to do, including a giant spider thing - eremurus. I think not all native daffs will grow but will give it a try.

I guess Titchmarsh will have to go on his winter holidays to the garage if this cold weather keeps up!


pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 13:20

my one cat is called Inkie. She is mostly white with a black tail, nose and one ear. She also has a black spot on one side. Looks like she has been splashed with ink!

Sorry no photo at present.

Osteopurnum - suitable soil

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 12:54

I have just seen an osteopurnum that is variegated, evergreen and has white flowers this time of year.

It is just what I need to complete the white border I have, problem is the label says acid soil. The soil here is more alkali. Has anyone expeience of growing this plant? Would it grow. A container is out of the question.

What's for tea?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 12:45

But if you look at what folk are eating on this thread you will see that mostly it is economical: soups, sausages, cooked in various ways, beef stew, chicken etc.  A lot of us have a treat day, we do, but mostly it is basic food cooked in interesting ways.

Now lets get thread back to what it was.

Tonight we are having baked salmon (treat) with tomatoes, courgette onion as a sort of ratatouille,(last of the crops) and if i have time a banana cake made with the banana that has been ripening the last of the tomatoes

Treat will be a glass of rose wine.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 12:29

Drove to butchersand then , as driving, kidnapped OH and took him to local garden centre. He wasn't impressed. Probably not let me drive again!

Went on a ghost walk in Edinburgh with some TV paranormal people once. Very weird. Someone said some things brushed my leg, and my foot feels cold - she was only wearing sandles. We had to stand still and quiet while they 'recorded' ghostly noises.

What a laugh!! OH had to keep nudging me to make me behave.

Raked piles of leaves for OH to mow up. Dog thought what fun and rolled in them and put his ball in them. don't have pile of leaves any more!

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 11:32

Ernie's ghostly gold tops??????

When walked round my tiny estate had to break ice on water feature - it's an old tin bath with a water lily and some oxygenating weed. Water lily spent all summer in a bright orange B&Q bucket and it flowered it's socks off. Hope it flowers next year.

When my hands have warmed up - been to butcher and to buy some wallflowers - will be out in the cold probably - now- raking leaves.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:27

Malvern Hills. Cold and frosty morning with bright sun. Wonderful crisp gardening sort of day.  Just broken ice on my tin bath water feature. Come in to put warmer coat on! 

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:21

Great to see Nigel. Perhaps our postings are read then!. Hope he is soon chasing balls again.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 10:06

Morning. left suddenly last night as battery died. 

Pleased to see Nigel back. poor thing.

Loved the onesie!!!!! What a fashion statement 

Both Looking forward to fungi of day 

Sharp frost last night, not been out to look at greenhouse temps but bird bath still has a layer of ice

Hoping to plant some bulbs which came Thursday  but maybe have to do the leaf clearing first. Still its a lovely bright day - Hooray!

PS Hope all lurgy/bad backs are feeling a bit more sprightly

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