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by Tigger
Sun May 04, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Asparaus
Replies: 4
Views: 2455

Re: Asparaus

Asparagus, pea and leek risotto is good too. You can also add mushrooms or a mixture of fish or shell fish. Finished off with marscaponi rather than butter or cream. Definitely no parmesan if you add fish. As you would expect - al la James Martin.
by Tigger
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: I would like to plant an orchard.
Replies: 17
Views: 8766

Re: I would like to plant an orchard.

We planted ours about 15 years ago but have added to it since. Think about using dwarf stock as it's easier to pick when you're older and don't wan't to be stranded up a ladder! We're big fans of Trees for Life at Frank P Matthews. Fabulous quality at great prices and you can order a year in advance...
by Tigger
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Grow It Readers!
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Re: Welcome Grow It Readers!

This is the friendliest gardening forum. We'll welcome anyone who's interested in growing things!
by Tigger
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Broccoli
Replies: 16
Views: 6457

Re: Broccoli

Makes a great soup, especially with cheese.
by Tigger
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New Year Resolution!
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: New Year Resolution!

Thank you. Now all I need to do is get my garden back under control after this wet winter. We'll see!
by Tigger
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New Year Resolution!
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

Re: New Year Resolution!

Thank you. :oops:
by Tigger
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New Year Resolution!
Replies: 14
Views: 2807

New Year Resolution!

Happy New Year. I'm sorry I haven't been about for the last few months. Work has taken up pretty much all of my time and I've been spending at least one day a week in London doing national stuff, the PM's dementia challenge and various other things. I can't say I like getting the 6am train but that'...
by Tigger
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Two new cook books!!
Replies: 11
Views: 7235

Re: Two new cook books!!

l'm ashamed to say I have walls of them! Every James Martin one - of course, several signed :oops: Ottolenghi, Nigel Slater, Jamie, Denis Cotter, Delia, Paul Hollywood, Bertinet, the Roux gang and so on. I've also got lots about Indian food, my favourites being by Atul Kochhar who's bringing out a n...
by Tigger
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Wild Garlic
Replies: 6
Views: 3107

Re: Wild Garlic

We let it roam wild at the bottom of our orchard, at the edge of our brook and in the margins. It is a pungent but gorgeous smell and I wouldn't say it was in anyway undesirable.

As for taste - it's like garlicky spring onions with garlic chives as an extra.
by Tigger
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Asparagus Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Asparagus Problem

We've lost a whole bed of asparagus this year. The one planted next door at the same time is fine and the third one we put in a year ago isn't in bad shape, so who knows why we've got a problem with a well established lot of asparagus. :evil:
by Tigger
Sat May 18, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Lowest temperature for outdoor beans
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

Re: Lowest temperature for outdoor beans

We've had a frost nip of our broad beans this week, but we're hoping they will survive. Got lots of others sown just in case but we'll lose our earlies if they succumb.
by Tigger
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Birthday wishes Johnboy
Replies: 19
Views: 4155

Re: Birthday wishes Johnboy

Happy birthday JB from us too.

Lyn and Marg xx
by Tigger
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Planting onion sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2680

Re: Planting onion sets

Me too. Mine are in an unheated pollytunnel in modules.
by Tigger
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Chantal
Replies: 8
Views: 2163

Happy Birthday Chantal

Chantal - it's your special day. Happy birthday Chanters. Let's hope it's a good one.
by Tigger
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What has everyone started off?
Replies: 61
Views: 15846

Re: What has everyone started off?

Yesterday's sunshine finally spurred me on to get started, so onion sets now in modules, spring onions, lettuces, peas and broad beans sown. Now we just have to keep the mice away from them!

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