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by Monika
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you post a photo.
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: How do you post a photo.

There is also a guide on the Board Index under the title Website Help: 'Quick guide to posting a picture'
by Monika
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 52
Views: 788

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

Primrose, when we have had a tomato glut in the past, I have frozen them whole and then used these 'bullets' in soups and stews over winter.
by Monika
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Woodlice
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Woodlice

Oh, tigerburnie, yuk. And, no, Primrose, I would leave them alone. On the whole, they go for decaying rather than living matter to eat. If you have frogs or toads in the garden, they will eat them and, with the weather getting colder, winter might get rid of some in any case.
by Monika
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Illness
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Illness

Robo, brilliant news. You celebrate!!!!
by Monika
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bucket list....
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Bucket list....

No bucket lists for us either. If we did, our aspirations would be very limited, like seeing the sea once more, east coast or west coast, no matter, or just having a leisurely walk round Harlow Carr or even just scrambling up the rocky crag which overlooks our village...... Just like Primrose, still...
by Monika
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: We seem to have missed a birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: We seem to have missed a birthday

Yes, Catherine. It must be at least 6 or 7 years ago. The village show is still going strong. As I think I have mentioned somewhere else, this years entry numbers were the highest for many years. In addition the organisers (we are no longer members of the organising committee) managed to use the adj...
by Monika
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.
Replies: 52
Views: 788

Re: Late Summer Bit and Bobs.

I cleared and cleaned the greenhouse yesterday: the remaining greenish tomatoes are in the house for ripening, the peppers are halved and frozen, but their places are now taken by the fuchsia pots from outside and about dozen pots with spring bulbs. All the flaps and door are still open and more flo...
by Monika
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: We seem to have missed a birthday
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: We seem to have missed a birthday

Very belatedly, best wishes for your birthday, Catherine, especially for good health, less stress and good growing! As you are the only person on this forum I have ever met in reality, I feel a special affinity with you!
by Monika
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top 50 posters
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Top 50 posters

Well said, Westi! I have said in the past that the magazine should make a bigger case for this forum. The more recent excerpts have been from rather long time ago. I have learnt an awful lot here over the years and, not least, enjoyed the occasional banter,
by Monika
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Top 50 posters
Replies: 21
Views: 173

Re: Top 50 posters

An interesting list, Pa Snip. It's strange though how many people are very active posters for a while and then disappear ..... I recognised most of the names and can even recall some of their posts, so please come back!
And hear-hear to Primrose's praise of OH - we all love you, OH!
by Monika
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Wasps in loft
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Wasps in loft

John, I would leave them alone unless you have to go up into the loft regularly. But do watch out: when it gets cooler, they become drowsy before dying off and sometimes find their way through the cavity walls into the rooms below. If you have gaps under the skirting board, they creep along the floo...
by Monika
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show
Replies: 46
Views: 832

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show

Well done, Pa Snip! That's an impressive lot of win. Presumably, like in our village show, there were no cash prizes? We do get cash and/or cups for things like "most points in the vegetable section", "most points in the flower section", "best exhibit in the handicraft secti...
by Monika
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How to present non-alcoholic beverage in village show
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: How to present non-alcoholic beverage in village show

Yes, good luck to everybody who is entering shows this weekend and do let us know how you got on! Our village show being over, our allotment association has a barbecue planned on the site for tomorrow afternoon and, apparently, it's in honour of our 35 years there and (to celebrate????) our departur...
by Monika
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show
Replies: 46
Views: 832

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise visits Agricultural Show

It's the taking part that counts, Mouse2, not the winning! Lots of my entries well below the standard of the winning ones, but they all contributed to the overall show which the public wants to see. We were very lucky with the weather last Saturday and our village hall and adjoining field were packe...
by Monika
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sometimes you hate being proved right.
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Sometimes you hate being proved right.

I had a senior moment earlier: it wasn't Firestorm we grew, it was the cream-flowered Moonlight! And the comment about their large yield refers to Moonlight, of course. Apologies.

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