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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 16:48

Dove - re your salvias -I have grown these & found they overwintered successfully when it was cold & dry but succumbed to cold and wet. It's a bit late for taking cuttings but it might be worth a try if there are a few bits that look as though they are still growing rather than going into dormancy.

Glad Hefty turned up again - did you do anything to encourage him into the garden in the first place? I'd love a regular hedgehog visitor and am making a couple of hedgehog log & twig piles this week.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 16:27

Well said Lesley - I don't often post on this thread but I often read it. Several of our friends are having stressful or traumatising times & if it helps to share the load that can only be a good thing - nobody need ever feel guilty about offloading / sharing / seeking support - whatever - on this thread. It's good to know it's here.

Glad you've got your phone & internet back Lyn - it is isolating without and so very sorry to hear that B Lizzie has had such a run of bad news. Best wishes to all of you who need them.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 16:05

Lovely ideas girls & boys but I do hope that (on the night) we'll be able to come up with some appropriately themed music, drink and food selections ....

Thinking caps on ... I have one or two fairly obvious ones in mind but will save them till Friday. (Ooooh the suspense!)

Meanwhile I'm just wondering if it will be raining & I need to pack my ghoulashes    

 

 

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:15

Come On Eileen ta roo ra ey ....

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 22:02
No worries BL - we can easily detour the charabanc via The Dordogne & pick up some decent cheese, wine & patisserie on the way! (Like the outfit BTW)

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 21:48
He won't stand a chance RB by the time I've cartwheeled around him, back flipped over him & KERPOWWED him in the mouth.....

Then I'll sit down & have a nice cup of tea & a garabaldi.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 21:29
Double gulp - Spike is huge! Thanks for the offer of Beau BM - think I'll take you up on it.
Will also start practising my karate chops & KERPOWW moves - think Honor Blackman in The Avengers - ( I wish - LOL !!)

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 20:05
I'm going as Cat Woman - do I need to worry about Spike (gulp!)

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:27

If Panda's too poorly after her charabanc ride can I have her share please Lily??? 

Help with identification

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 16:39

Bit of a late posting I know but -

if you're making jelly with quinces there is no need to go to the bother (& it IS a bother because they are soooo hard) of peeling & coring them. Just wash & chop them up before cooking. All the pips and skin etc goes into the muslin / jelly bag for straining overnight. Crab apple jelly is really scrummy with all sorts of meats (hot & cold) & cheeses & a spoonful added to gravy / casseroles and even apple pie makes them taste great. Usually well received as a Ch*******s stocking filler too. 

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