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Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:52

Edd,  luckily we still have a post office, and keeping it is a constant battle. The authorities don't like them and even offer money to close. We find it impossible to make it pay it's way, and it is subsidised by the shop. But we wouldn't have it any other way.

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:49

As a single man I don't have to cope with all these complications of who does what. I get to cook, wash up, clean, make the bed, etc. as well as driving, navigating, parallel parking and talking to car mechanics. Sometimes I can even do 2 things at once if I really concentrate.

In my very large, high maintenance , garden I now need help and it so happens that a man does the heavy shifting, not least because he doesn't know a flower from a weed, and any actual gardening is shared between me and my RHS trained lady assistant. Horses for courses it seems.


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:35

oops, we are .org   not   sorry


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:33

Yes, and we have 3 post mistresses and a post master....


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:25

We use a national supplier, and you can get just about everything you want at reasonable prices. However about 25-30% of our sales are defined as local ( from the same county or within a 30 mile radius)  In particular most of our meat, CAKES,milk, cheese,CAKES, gifts, bakery ( we bake in house too every morning), and did I mention CAKES, chocolates, and lots more. Best lemon drizzle cake ever! Definitely worth a visit, even if it is only a virtual one



Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:01

This year the Flower show is in the Woodgreen Village Hall which has unique murals painted in the 1930s depicting the then villagers and the activities they enjoyed at the time, including a flower show, picking apples for cider making. picking merries which were popular at the time, morris dancing, poaching, sunday school for the children ( a few of the children are still alive today) and so on. They are unique as far as we are aware. This is a wonderful backdrop to the flower show.

This year the Community shop is producing a calendar along the same lines. Our villagers and local activities, including cricket on the village common/green, morris dancing outside the pub, the church celebrating it's 100th anniversary, a steam engine fair, the flower show, the parish council, the local "bobby". actually a WPC, sheep shearing, the community shop staff, volunteers and committee en masse, play school sports day, cows being rescued in the floods by the local fire brigade and so on. Hardly a new forest pony in sight, more a modern murals.

I give up!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:48

I have black fly for the first time ever, maybe the broad beans nearby?


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:23

Gg, looking forward to seeing you and your family. If you want to wander round the garden and I am not here please do so, D


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:21

Hi Gg, entries for spuds( white and coloured), any other vegetable (hoping my runners might be good enough), most fragrant rose, miniature roses, floribunda roses, dahlias (only one entry in this class last year which won a cup too), pansies, violas, flowering shrubs, cut flowers ( glads.), climbing rose, mixed annuals, perennial stem, foliage, alpines, tub/trough. Also a photo, and a Tarte Tatin. 

Trying a few more classes than last year, lots of stress at moment, as am also heavily involved in setting up the show itself. Need to be in 4 places at once. Will start detailed planning tomorrow, to ID plants, vases etc, panic, panic......


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 19:55

Have just shared tart tatin with neighbour. Had to cook it for much longer than the recipe and also  finish it off again, after turning it out, to get that treacly touch. But we enjoyed it. Will make some tweaks for the Show.

Re agapanthus the experts are divided over whether to keep them crowded or not. My views are changing. My large pots with 7 plants in each, which are now 7-8 years old are flowering less this year. Have they become too crowded?

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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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