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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:06

For me the best biscuits are made by Fox's I love their shorbread chocolate rings, (almost more chocolate than shortbread) and their double chocolate cookies. yum yum.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 16:26

Thought I would look up Andouillette as I hadn't heard of it.  Here's what the BBC Good Food guide had to say about it.

"There's one sausage that doesn't travel well. It's Andouillette and, not to put too finer point on it, it absolutely stinks and we're not talking good stink. It reminds me of the gentlemen's toilet in a Hanoi cafe I used to frequent. There was no toilet, just a wall. Enough said. And that's what Andouillette smells like. A bad toilet.

It all makes sense when you know what it's made from - a pig's colon. As Wikipedia puts it: "The aroma is due to the pig colon (chitterlings) utilised in the sausage, which incorporates some of the same compounds that contribute to the odour of excrement."

Don't think I'll be trying it anytime soon!!!

You must have a strong stomach Dove.

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 21:26

I would imagine that a lot of his garden already supports wildlife. He probably doesn't need a particulary space for this. I expect he is doing it to show people what can be done in a small size plot.  Whatever he does he gets a lot of criticism so he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:52

Thinking of you Lyn.  Hugs.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:09

Oh Nut you've hit the nail on the head.  No wonder I coudn't find it on t'internet kept putting catkins in. Doh!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:51

Dug up the roots of an Escallonia that had a bad case of leaf spot, also removed a fuchsia and a chaenomeles neither were in a good spot and hadn't done very well (plus I wasn't keen on them).

Ready now for a delivery of clematis and pyracantha which should arrive on Wednesday.  Also tidied up a few more perennials and move a bee balm to a sunnier spot to make way for Acer Katsura.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:59

I was interested in purchasing a plant recently that I had spotted either on the internet or in a magazine.  I decided against it and deleted the information.  Now I wish I hadn't.  If anyone can help identify it the description is as follows

It was displayed as a wall shrub with bare branches and long catkins medium length and delicate.  (It is not a Garrya nor is it a hazel).  I seem to remember it being japanese but that might not be the case.  The comments were saying that it wasn't widely grown but should be more popular.

Sorry that's all I have.  Any ideas?


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:33

It's warm and sunny here, lots of bees buzzing around.  Been in the garden and done a bit of tidying.  Need to move a couple of plants to accommodate some new purchases (pyracantha and 3 new clematis).  If this garden doesn't look absolutely georgeous this summer hubby will kill me.

Might have a go at digging up the Escallonia root in a minute but having a cup of tea first.

Hope everyone is well and Bekkie I'm not going to tell you off because it would just be 'pot calling kettle black'.

Talkback: Ivy in the garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:16

I love ivy.  I keep it cut back and just pull up any errant tendrils that take root.  The birds love it, the bees adore it especially at the end of the year when there isn't much nectar about.  I don't let it climb the brickwork and so far it hasn't bought any fences down in fact it supports them and it gives a lovely backdrop to the summer flowers.  It's an old house and the ivy has been there a very long time.


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 17:27

I planted a couple of native primroses about two years ago.  They decided they didn't like it there and I now have about 20 in another part of the garden. They seem to choose their own spot.

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