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by Diane
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Kale leaves are edible!
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Kale leaves are edible!

I chop up the stems of kale and brocolli and steam them until soft-ish - then swirl a knob of butter and sprinkle with a little pepper. Or garam masala or poppy seeds and lemon juice. Really tasty. The leaves of kale are lovely chopped up and added to the rice when making a curry or other savory ric...
by Diane
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Framberry
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Framberry

by Diane
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 67
Views: 1062

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I've just read in the paper that we are actually having a summer - but it's stuck in the middle of the Atlantic.
by Diane
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 378
Views: 42721

Re: A view of my garden

Hi Westi - I was lucky and found it in one of our charity shops in Wimborne a few years ago. I use it mostly when I go to plant sales. It gives me a little buffer space when there's an extremely desirable plant on the stall and there's about half a dozen other keen gardeners trying to buy it. I'm no...
by Diane
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 378
Views: 42721

Re: A view of my garden

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Finally - some sun. :D
by Diane
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: What crops do you keep for the seeds?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: What crops do you keep for the seeds?

I always keep seeds from tomato (as long as it's not a hybrid), beans, peas and not forgetting the dark sunflowers which alwas seem to come true to last year's colours.
by Diane
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: summer????
Replies: 3
Views: 98

summer????

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by Diane
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Website Help
Topic: adding a video
Replies: 2
Views: 105

adding a video

How do I add a video (of my plants) to my post, please? Tried the usual way of adding pics but the site won't accept a video. It plays on Facebook and Messenger but not here.
by Diane
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 67
Views: 1062

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Yes - we had the radiators on for a bit. Weird for June.
by Diane
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Feeding the birds versus growing your crops
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Feeding the birds versus growing your crops

I've had to net the veg in the raised bed to protect it from the pigeons. But I still keep a bird table and a couple of hanging feeders for the smaller birds.
by Diane
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Beechgrove Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Beechgrove Garden

Really annoyed to hear that the BBC are axing Beechgrove Garden. Love watching it on Sunday mornings.
by Diane
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 67
Views: 1062

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Well said.
by Diane
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Just missed.....
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Just missed.....

.....bumping into Charlie Dimmock at our local InExcess yesterday morning. She was buying plants (not surprising). 10 minuites earlier and I could have seen what she'd chosen. I wonder if she's filming locally?
by Diane
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: pain in the thumb
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: pain in the thumb

Thank you all for your excellent advice. Much appreciated. I will go to the pharmacy tomorrow and see what they suggest. I don't want to give up my crochet so I'm very anxious to get sorted out.
by Diane
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: pain in the thumb
Replies: 8
Views: 126

pain in the thumb

I've been getting a bad pain in my right thumb - making it difficulty to hold the trowels and dibbers etc. and was thinking I need a thumb splint or something. (it's probably thumb arthritis caused by decades of knitting and crochet and digging little holes in the garden with the trowel). Anyone her...

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