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by Diane
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1098

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

We finished up our tarting up of the pond area - sprinkled grass seed on the bare bits, planted new rockery plants here and there and added some new goldfish to the pond (which immediately vanished!). Roll on Springtime.
by Diane
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 38
Views: 493

Re: cheese

Oh how I laughed :lol:
by Diane
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 38
Views: 493

Re: cheese

My bits of left over cheese would never make it as far as the freezer. See cheese...eat cheese... :lol:
by Diane
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Cake

MY RECIPE. BOILED FRUIT MIXTURE 4 oz Brown Sugar 8 oz margarine or butter 1lb mixed fruit 2 tsp mixed spice 1/2 Pint Milk FOR THE CAKE MIXTURE 4 oz Glace Cherries 2 eggs beaten 2 oz chopped walnuts 12 oz Self Raising Flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Method Place all the ingredients for the fruit mix ...
by Diane
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Cake

Nothing to do with gardening - (it's too windy!!) . I was talking to someone and describing a boiled fruit cake that I'd just made and they said if it was boiled (which they'd never heard of anyway ) then it doesn't count as being "cake". I countered that it was in a cake tin and it was ba...
by Diane
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 137

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

We have a whole tribe of little white mushrooms growing all along the edge of a length of that wood roll stuff, used to keep the border edges tidy. Methinks they are devouring it underground and we'll have to replace it all next year. However, the tomatoes didn't get blight.
by Diane
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1098

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Our front garden is is bigger than our back garden and gets more sun - so I've planted rhubarb and raspberries, blueberries, runner beans (which grow up a large azalea bush), and anything else that won't fit into the back garden. The ruby chard, in particular, looked very attractive. They all rub al...
by Diane
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Thinning out pond in Autumn
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Thinning out pond in Autumn

How about a long handled rake? We have the same problem this year - the irises have all but taken over and we've dragged them out and divided them- had to use tree loppers on some of the roots. Other thought - how expert are you with a lassoo? :lol:
by Diane
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1098

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

That chap on the radio was right "The answer lies in the soil". :D
by Diane
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Overwintering self sown seedlings
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Overwintering self sown seedlings

Cerinthe seed themselves exceedingly well - I have them coming up in my lawn - in little cracks in the paving and other peculiar places. I don't know why they're so expensive to buy in seed packets - they grow like weeds in my garden (beautiful weeds though). The bees love them and I try to transpla...
by Diane
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Birds' vision
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Birds' vision

Chickens also have the ability to sleep with one eye open and the other closed. During this form of sleep, unihemispheric slow-wave sleep (‘USWS’), half of the brain gets a rest whilst the other remains awake and alert for predators. A chicken’s brain is divided into two hemispheres. Each eye is att...
by Diane
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 38
Views: 493

Re: cheese

Blue cheese and a nice ripe juicy pear is a great combination.
by Diane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 38
Views: 493

Re: cheese

Well, an interesting and lively debate indeed. :wink: I was just wondering, out loud, as you do, what was the point of buying mild cheese. I personally think it's a waste of money as all you need to do, when following a cheesy recipe, and don't want it too strong, is to put less in. I like a cheese ...
by Diane
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I DID IT!
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: I DID IT!

Yes, I did enjoy it - the only actual scary part was the very moment when I was sitting in the door of the plane, looking down from 3 miles up in the air, and thinking this might not be a good idea! However, once in flight (well, falling actually!) it was totally fine. Surreal yes - scary no. Had a ...
by Diane
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I DID IT!
Replies: 13
Views: 169

I DID IT!

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