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Christmas baking 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 21:09

David M - did that decoration one year but it didn't work for taking skiing so we haven't bothered since.  Never do marzipan and royal icing as neither pf us likes it.  Love nearly all dried fruits, especially when boozed up in a cake but not glacé cherries or any candied fruits.

An about 10 litre watering can with a folding handle?

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 14:16

Sorry - missed the liquid gold reference.  That's what OH's are for as they have the built in technology to put it directly on the compost.  Apparently the male product is also less acidic than the female, should that be a consideration.

Quess what Santa brought me?

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 12:50

Glad it's going well Chrissy.  Do keep at the exercises, no matter how tedious they seem.  It'l pay dividends.

Gardening tool re-design

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 12:48

I don't use what I don't like.  Simples.

I do like the Wolf tool system with interchangeable heads and handle lengths - practical, flexible, easy to store and clean.  I do like a long handled "ladies" stainless steel spade and fork - easy to use, clean well and work in all soils.

I don't like gadgets for gadgets' sake and I get very cross with tools that bend under a little bit of strain and also get frustrated with hand tools with subtle handles.  Bright colours are so much easier to find in a border or a pile of weeds.

Christmas baking 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 12:37

We both loathe glacé cherries.  Dried fruit is very expensive here but I'd still rather make my own.  The alternative is getting it shipped as none on sale round here.   I don't like Xmas pudding and OH is on the last one in the store cupboard.  He'd better enjoy it while he can.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 11:15

I know, but perhaps just changing your hours a bit would help.  Maybe a siesta in a cool, darkened room to get thru the hottest part of the day?

Busy - have you seen RG's thread on cut flowers?  I suggested she have a chat with you.

Cut Flower patch

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 11:13

Busy Lizzie does very good vases of cut flowers so I suggest you have a chat with her RG and see what she grows.

You could also have a peek at Sarah Raven's website and see what she recommends but her seeds tend to be expensive so hide your credit card!

An about 10 litre watering can with a folding handle?

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 11:10

I use green plastic, cheap as chips 10l watering cans for the garden.  They live near a water butt each.  for everything else I use the hose pip.   

I also have 2 old fashioned metal ones and a smaller one but they are "projects".   One day they'll be cleaned up and painted and become "features" for my yet to be built seating and eating area.

Christmas baking 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 10:54

I make Delia's Creole cake too as all the booze goes in at the start and there's no messy feeding.  It soaks for a week then gets baked a week before Xmas.  Usually eaten around Easter - once part of after ski and now after gardening all day in cold spring weather.  Should be warm spring weather now we've moved south.

Hello Forkers - February 2018

Posted: 08/02/2018 at 10:50

Bright and sunny outside but perishing cold.  H****work this morning.  The bright sun makes the windows look a mess after all the rain but also means I can't clean them.  How sad.

Pat - Have you ever thought you may be in the wrong climate?   Fans and aircon to cool you or just lie back and soak it up and do more active things in the cooler hours?

Hosta - hope your girls got away safely and enjoy their trips. 

WW - sounds grim.  I hope you get signed off for more and maybe, tho I know it goes against the grain, resign and sign on?  At least you'd get your stamp paid and help to find a new position.  

Glenys - turmeric is an anti-inflammatory amongst other things.  Been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.  Google around for some decent supplies but make sure they contain bioprene which is comes from black pepper and helps with absorption of the active ingredient.   Leonidas for me but they have to be crunchy or praline, not soft centred.  I also love little Milka choc eggs.

Firelily - rant away.  It's allowed on this thread and you'll find sympathy here too.   I take it a pacemaker would be of no help but surely something could settle your rhythms a bit.

Lovely promise in those snowdrops Dove.

DL - why are you up so late/early.  Is it cos your BH is away?

Busy - is everyone working to the same colour theme for your patches?

Hello to all I've missed.  Hope it's a good day for you all.

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