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BBC Countryfile Ramble

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 18:46

I'm watching BBC Countryfile which this week is devoted to the rambles which took place in aid of Children in Need.

Such huge admiration for the young lady who is a double amputee and others who having suffered bereavement or illness and have pushed themselves to help raise money for this great cause.

Have to admit to watching through a teary eye listening to the stories of some of those taking part. But it does help restore faith in humanity.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:18

Sunny and cold this morning with an overnight frost. Lovely walk on South Downs before the cloud came over and now looks very wintry.

pet companions

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 07:27

Hi Logan, glad to hear Bracken is comfortable. People often comment that Floss is a ' smiley' dog

pet companions

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 18:08

A nice walk today with Floss at Hever Castle, lovely Autumn colours and coffee and cake too

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 20:32

You'll get there Rosemummy😊, it's always a struggle when taking on an overgrown plot but it's worth it in the end. What worked for me was to pick a small area for the first year and not worry about the rest.

Horseradish woes

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 19:12

Very true Phillipa, especially in this digital age where access to information is so readily available. 

My only experience of growing horse radish was as a young lad my Dad and I helped an elderly neighbour look after her garden. There was an established bed of Horse radish which she asked us to remove, no amount of digging could eradicate it! 

Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:19

I have to say that I get a fantastic crop from yellow courgettes and they ' taste' as good as any courgettes I've grown. I've also grown crystal cucumbers and thought the flavour better than standard cucs, but the variety I grew were very susceptible to mildew.

what is the best pumpkin/squash you've ever grown ?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 19:45

I have grown the butternut variety Hunter for the last few years, it's a reliable cropper getting on average 4 decent fruits per plant. For flavour I grew a heritage variety called Blue Hubbard, it produces huge fruit but takes up a lot of space.

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 13:27

Oakridge I totally I agree with what you say, many people are stressed for time, so cooking with fresh ingredients is way down the list of priorities.

We have a care home at the end of our road and we've offered them free veg before but because they're tied into contracts to provide meals they don't want to know😕. 

It's a shame there isn't a National scheme for distribution of fresh veg along the lines of food banks( which only seem to take non perishable items). 

Grow for Great Britain

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 09:28

On a slightly different tangent, hopefully we will stop the ridiculous practice of discarding fruit and veg that is perfectly alright but doesn't fit the ' perfect shape and size' criteria that we've all become accustomed to.

If I have a glut of something on the allotment then I always try and find a good home for it, but some people still turn down the offer of free food because it's too much trouble to  clean/peel it

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