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The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:34

OL..........forget soon for you I think ?  Have a lovely time

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:31

David............don't panic............a teensy bit of stirring I think given the discrepancy in the dates


Tomato truss broken

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:15

Fishy........a "mere man" ?  I didn't think there was such a thing these days

Your Toms will ripen so all the above is just academic really.

Gordon Ramsey.......if he could only  cook as well as he can curse he might be worth taking note of

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:04

Punica.......I'm afraid you are a bit out of date

For good gardening books, I'd suggest your local library or even Amazon.

If it is some subject  in particular which you need to read up on, perhaps start a new thread?

Hope this helps 

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:43

CGMFixit............I don't remember the Banana plants   Must have been buying the wrong packet..

In reality I don't suppose the Vesta meals could have been that bad ( well, discount the taste ) as it would seem that most of us are still alive and kicking enough to actually remember them

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:55

RunnyBeak............surely they can't still be selling those dreadful  Vesta curries  can they?  And the Chow Mein ?  Makes me cringe when I think that I used to actually BUY that stuff, let alone eat it....but I did



My Ransom

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:46


Does an excellent job judging by your nice grass and no spending on Petrol or Electric either.  You are as green as your grass


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:05

I'd certainly add the common Celandine and Butterbur......neither of which I planted but someone did

Help needed please - is this a weed?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:03

Certainly look like Aquilegias

Tomato truss broken

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 16:57


Yes, hopefully you won't need the green tom recipes but just in case........

Green Toms........Coarse salt..........Spiced Vinegar....Sugar......1 Onion.

Quarter or slice Toms.....layer with salt and leave several hours (overnight is best )

Drain off liquid from Toms...........put Toms in pan.

Dissolve sugar in vinegar ( 50 grms sugar to 1 lt vinegar. ) and pour in sufficient to cover Toms.

Thinly slice onion and add to pan.  Bring to boil and then simmer for 30 mins or so until all tender.  Pot whilst hot and leave for at least a month before using.

You can actually make a pickle using ripe toms too but I never have enough left over for that

Sun dried Toms..........must admit I'm not a fan of Pizza ( or at least not the sad stuff sold under that name in the UK ).  However, I do incorporate them into home made bread........delicious and they can also add a sharp tone to my home made tomato sauce which I use for Pasta dishes.

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