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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 09:13

"Oh dear" Verdun, we have had the all night rain but no trees down as yet.
At the moment in Stockton it is cold dank and a drizzle, I have all the lights on so any greens about will be having a fit
Two large puddles in the garden where being uphill it normally drains off fast, the brick clay strata under this area is holding the water up, cannot win them all.


What's for tea?

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 09:07
lilylouise wrote (see)

Please can I have some of your frangipane tart Frank

Quick dinner tonight - chicken kievs,romanesco cauli,new potatoes and onion sauce

Lilylouise, I did save you some Tart, when you did not arrive, probably the heavy fog we had all day I had to eat it, yummy.

Today is silverside of beef with roast potato's veg various and Yorkshires (it is always Yokshires on Sunday even with summer salad, they are nice cold with butter and jam that is how my late wife ate them).
Tonight around seven there is an apple pie with more cream then Strictly result.



Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:47

I assume you mean river water has flooded your plot and in that case would worry about what came down with the water. Where river water has caused problems up here in the North it is a write off.
Normal rain water floods you may salvage some things, water is running off the fields around us and the new sowing of rape is looking very sad.


What's for tea?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:39

Ham hock chicken and leek pie hot (bought) and cold salad with a still warm Frangipane tart with cream for afters, making very sure it does not end up on the floor.
I wiped Thursday from my diary.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:33

Caz I am normally very precise when cooking so what happened on Thursday was a one off thank goodness, I think all the gremlins landed at once.
Listening to music at the moment "Tales from the Vienna Woods" too foggy to go out and family not coming so feet up later for Strictly.
It has not eased here in Stockton and is now quite cold.


Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:40

Frost is the best soil improver that is why we rough dig in Autumn and leave the frost to do the rest. In Spring rake the soil to a tilth and put cloches over the bits where you wish to plant only. A cloche is better because it is off the soil and yet keeps it dry, you can make your own by using bendy sticks with plastic over them.
The soil warms when the sun is on it and it does not need a blanket what you are after is something to keep the rain off yet the sun will warm. Do that in February it is soon enough and you will have your project by June "err" if we get a summer this year that is.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:28

Heavy mist in Stockton area could not see across the road but had to go out. It is back lanes to everywhere from here so I had fog lights and all on and so had most drivers but the odd idiot came charging through the mist with no lights on at all, I think they are lunatics but they may have Xray eye's.

Posh I think I have watched the Student Prince with Mario Lanza a hundred times, my Father loved Opera and Music hall and dragged me with him, we saw some very good Tenors including Tito Gobi when he came to Stockton, it must have rubbed off.


Green houses

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 10:48

Anita, Greenhouses come in all shapes sizes and prices could you let us know what you would need it for and a price or budget range please then we can answer.
Gardeners on this board have various types sizes also wood or aluminium, plastic or glass so you will get plenty of information once we know what you are thinking.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 09:50

Overhead the sun is shining
Bright azure blue sky above
Nought can be heard but the song of the birds
Filling all the air with singing
If this day could last for ever etc etc.

Apologies to Mario Lanza
Stockton on Tees "Sunny and Clear" and so it is, Daughter back from her cruise so I am on parade for the obligatory Friday lunch, "oh well cannot win them all" better get cleaned up then in case she pops in.


What's for tea?

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 09:41

Tea last night was a "dissssaster darling", as Craig would say.
Bacon egg mushrooms tomato, croutons of bread rubbed with garlic and toast, how can you wreck that??
My timing went all to "h###" the tomato's and musgrooms slightly over cooked, the bacon not crisp enough, the first of the croutons burnt, the eggs split as I turned them.
I served my son his, the best bits, I dropped my croutons on the way to the table and binned them, the toast had got cold by then and I did not enjoy what I served myself so some of that was binned. Son said he enjoyed the meal !!!!! as he finished off with cream cake.
I had no stomach for more so did not touch cream cake until near nine with a cup of tea. Made the tea got cream cake out and dropped it cream splashed all over floor so that got binned, by the time I cleaned floor after walking in cream the tea was stewed so poured a very stiff whisky and drank that instead, I did sleep well though.
Even cooks can spoil broth.


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