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by Primrose
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you cook?
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: How do you cook?

I think most people start off wanting some measures for ingredients when trying a new recipe first time if only to get some idea of relative proportions, otherwise many of them won,t necessarily be successful But having cooked something few times it becomes pretty easy to adapt and cook Meals by ear...
by Primrose
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Happy Birthday.

Good to have you popping in Johnbiy. I hope all is well with you and it's good to know you still check in, if only to read what's happening on here.
by Primrose
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: January Jobs?

Snooky, don't forget you're now supposed to plant trees to account for your carbon footprint if you're flying abroad, so maybe plant some fruit trees from all those catalogues !
by Primrose
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 414

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Amazing progress Elmigo. Have you been toiling all night by torchlight ?? I think those fences would be great for tall vegetables like tomatoes and climbing beans which will thrive from being protected from the wind and not shade out other plants. I do think the conifers will cause problems with soi...
by Primrose
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 414

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Monika and Robo. Thinking of you both and the problems you are your families are facing.
Keeping busy helps but we all know how thoughts come to haunt you in the dark early hours. Enjoy the positive things while you can.
by Primrose
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Yes definitely time for mid winter. I have a couple of brave snowdrop tips peeping through !
by Primrose
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Shady plants...
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Shady plants...

Inidentlly I have wild strawberry plants growing ina north facing border. Have never seen a single one of them bear a fruit. They,ve become q bit Of a nuisance plant actually!
by Primrose
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

well done Elmigo and OH, Sound like a nice hot bath should ease those aching joints !

Elmigo what are you doing with all that removed grass?
Leaving it upside down in a corner or a bin to rot dowN to make compost?
by Primrose
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Shady plants...
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Shady plants...

Blackberries will grow perfectly well on a shady north facing fence. They will just ripen a little later. Swiss chard (which is a more robust version of spinach does well too. There is a particular good variety called Fordhook Giant if you can get it whixh has lovely big leaves, and as a bonus seems...
by Primrose
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: January Jobs?

The tops of Brussels sprouts are even more delicious than the sprouts themselves in my opinion!
by Primrose
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I don,t know how old your house is Elmigo but always be prepared for surprises when digging in a new garden, especially if the previous owners were not keen gardeners and didn,t do much excavating when they moved in. The original builders can leave all sorts of rubbish just below the surface when th...
by Primrose
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

And not a tool, but a willing voluntary helper with a good sense of humour is always a welcome addition, especially if the weather isn,t very nice!
by Primrose
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

My basic minimum essentials would be: - a sharp spade (straight ended rather than pointed). FOR DIGGING NEW AREAS - a long handled digging fork. (Ladies size for me!j. FOR DIGGING NEW AND EXISTING AREAS - a minimum of two short handled trowels ( because you always put them down and never remember wh...
by Primrose
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hapt Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Hapt Birthday.

Have a happy day. Good way to start a new deccade !
by Primrose
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Agree. I think in such cases one just has to plough on with one's work and say nicely "You don,t mind if I work while we talk do you, because i,ve got a lot to do in a short time ? One would have to be pretty gormless not to take the hint.

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