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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:35 am

Just been and picked a bucket of peas, think i should have put my waterproofs on, drip, drip, drip. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Geoff » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:00 am

At least it has stopped for you two - looks like all day as well here.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby alan refail » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:40 am

Geoff wrote:At least it has stopped for you two - looks like all day as well here.


Not here, Geoff - it's restarted!
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Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:10 am

And here......
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Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:08 am

Nice and sunny here and very warm so far.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:43 pm

Sun has just started to look down on the results of the overnight steady rain. :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:20 pm

Wow, that was a warm day :)

Ended up with feet in Grandsons paddling pool :wink:

After so much rain, so many weeds :(
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:22 pm

Sorry everyone, but forgot to say first broad beans were picked ...really late I know, everything has gone wrong this year....but they were lovely :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:07 am

A real scorcher here yesterday, too, and even hotter today.

Now where's the sunblock, but more importantly, where's the aftersun, Donedigging. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby alan refail » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:31 am

It was surprisingly mild here, too :wink: :wink:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Shallot Man » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:08 am

The king of berries: British black raspberry superfood will help prevent cancer
By Sean Poulter

Last updated at 8:03 AM on 28th June 2011

Comments (1) Add to My Stories Share A new superfood – black raspberries that have been grown in Britain – will go on sale today.
The variety, which has been named Mac Black, apparently has a more intense flavour than traditional red varieties.
Perhaps more importantly, it is also said to include relatively high levels of compounds which scientists have identified as helping to prevent cancer.
Healthy: The Black Mac raspberry has a wide range of benefits and has been identified as helping to prevent cancer
The Mac Blacks are rich in ellagic acid, anthocyanins and antioxidants, and have been called the ‘king of berries’ for their superior health benefits.

Antioxidants are said to help destroy free radicals, the harmful molecules which gather in the body and can damage cells.
Studies at Ohio State University have found significant decreases in colon tumours in rats and oesophageal tumours in mice fed a diet with black raspberries.
Studies have shown that extracts of raspberries and blackberries may slow the growth of breast, cervical, colon and oesophageal cancers.
Clinical trials have begun to assess the effects of black raspberries on colon and oesophageal cancers in humans. The new fruit is as juicy as a blackberry but has the texture and sweetness of a raspberry.
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Mac Black raspberries originate from North America and were brought over to the UK five years ago by the UK’s biggest berry growers Hall Hunter, near Twyford, Berkshire.
It has taken since then to propagate and generate commercial volumes.
However, the price of health and novelty is far from cheap, for a small 125g punnet comes in at £2.
The Mac Blacks are being grown exclusively for Tesco. Its soft fruit buyer, James Waddy, said: ‘Berries have had a lot of great publicity over the last few years because of their supposed great health qualities and since then we’ve seen demand rise each year.
‘However, this year we have had perfect growing conditions with the warmest spring start for more than 20 years which has made the fruit especially juicy.
‘We think the Mac Black could become a future star among berries and one day may even be more popular than the traditional red variety.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... z1QYXXueqE
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:11 am

A week today, and Dorset will be bracing itself for a culture shock! :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby alan refail » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:33 am

oldherbaceous wrote:A week today, and Dorset will be bracing itself for a culture shock! :)


Rest of UK heaves sigh of relief :wink: :wink:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:02 am

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, my dear fellow. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:34 am

Another huge workload for today, makes you wonder if holidays at this time of the year, are the most sensible thing to do. :)

Looks as if it's going to be a glorious day though, and that even goes for Alan. :)
Brings back memories of the day i visited his village. :)
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