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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 07:10

Full English for you then Dove as your reward?

Can I have my tie back now Chicky please? You've had it for 40 years and I need it for the weekend.

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 07:07

Yes Mike I live in the New Forest, in the top left hand corner. Always an ambition of mine and happily achieved. As one of the last large remaining lowland heathland areas it has a very distinctive flora and fauna. By the way, did you know the word Forest means" land set aside for hunting", which of course is what William1 was doing with his chums, kicking the locals off the land so that the deer, boar etc. could roam and he could rush around to his hearts delight. Too many trees would have been in the way so there is a natural balance between the grazing animals ( deer,ponies, cattle, a few sheep, not forgetting the pigs in the autumn) which create and maintain the open landscape. The Victorians, always keen to improve things enclosed some areas, excluded the animals, and planted conifers. There is also some ancient woodland, but recent research, including aerial archeaology, suggest much of it is not as old as originally thought. I will enquire about  Brig. Waldron, not a name I am familiar with.


Posted: 26/11/2014 at 06:48

Good day to you all, too dark to check outside but probably damp. Carol has just used the word "murk".

Exciting day here in Happy Valley as we launch our Recipe Book, produced in the village, from family recipes, by 5 people. 2 cooks, 1 photographer ( who used to photograph for Delia Smith and others), 1 technical expert, a whizz on the computer, and yours truly. As coordinator I did a lot of shopping and tasting. The end result looks really professional and yesterday we were interviewed by the local press,which also appears today. The launch is in the shop with some tastings. Can't wait. Just in time for Christmas. Should top the bestsellers list by then.

WE shouldn't be embarrassed by our sartorial efforts of years ago. They were fun and attractive in their day. Can you remember what our parents wore, coming out of the war and austerity? Today's dumbed down fashions, if that's what you call them, can't hold their head up either. What's wrong with a bit of flamboyance, which in my case included kipper ties, huge lapels and Oxford Bags. Translation available for the younger members, but definitely no photos.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 06:26

If the price of milk falls any further this problem may not need a horticultural solution?


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 22:02

I'm only 27, and have no idea what you are all posting about.


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 22:06

get well soon Gg 

Are you growing any spinach?

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:03

Sorry for the repeating posts....burp....oops, not me, honest.....

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:10

If you spray for blackspot very early in the year just as the buds first show you can have clean roses and with a minimum effect on bugs. Do it on a windless cloudy day also.

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:09

It couldn't be any clearer....

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 18:09

I agree if you have a stem a bud is likely to be lurking in there somewhere...

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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