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Latest posts by Matty2

What's for tea?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 16:10

Beef borguignon (one of OH speciality) takes hours to cook.with broccoli (no carrots). Probably more apple with blueberries and 4 raspberries ( last in garden)

May br glass of red wine - not sure yet

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 14:32

Aaah. Shame to stuff them!!

Pouring with rain, Burner is lit so nice and snug AND 'Carry On Screaming' is on later, 4.10.

Ideal horrible autumn afternoon!


Just seen Old English Sheepdogs are facing extinction. Whatever will we paint our rooms with now?

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:36

Raining now. 

Took some advice off one of you, have planted very beby rhubarb plant on pot that a rose came in - longer than usual pots and have buried that in new rhubarb bed. Should be able to find it come early spring

Potted up small thyme, keep in greenhouse for C. dinner

Started to clear front garden. just cosmos, sunflowers and weeds. Next year this will be a major project. At moment are beds along house wall either side of path about 30 ins wide. and then grass to pavement.  YUK!

May be asking for ideas. East facing as well. Blank canvas really. 


Plants for scent.

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:59

Meadowsweet likes damp conditions. The scent can gat a little sickening - too sweet!

Begonia Corms

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:57

JUst dry them off, When they are dry and the foliage ahs wilted it will break off at the corm. I then get as much compost as possible off, check for grubs. To prevent fungus infection you can shake a little yellow sulphur on them. I line a box/seed tray with newspaper, space them out on tray , then tuck them up with more newspaper and keep them in a frost free place - garage shelf. Usually i forget about them, based on fact less I interfere the more likely they are to grow!!


The horrible red thing is lily beetle, its griubs also lodge in the lily bulbs.

101 questions!

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:01

Forsythia cut out one third of the mature stems down to the ground. Leave ayear, then cut out another third. (Rejuvenating pruning) Remove any that are damaged (breaking) Don't just cut tops as forsythia flower on growth from previous year.

Cut bacl buddleiea to a growing point about 45cm from ground in spring.

Get rid of the willow.

deleting gardeners world account

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:49

Is this for real?????

What's for tea?

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 11:43

Thanks Leggi. I was trying to be clever with the recipe. It may have looked a soggy mess but in fact tasted great - one piece left for lunch I think

I do have a tried and tested one but if you don't look elsewhere you may miss something really good. won't use that recipe again - also from Good Food 

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, 


Fork Handles

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. 

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