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  1. Wow its over two years since I was on here!

    by , 29-09-2010 at 07:13 PM
    I joined this forum two years ago on Sept 25th and then found out on October 7th that I had breast cancer and so much of the next year 2009 was taken up with treatment and also, this stupid person decided to ram his car into that back of mine at traffic lights and I had so much back pain.

    Taking things more slowly now and love the collecting of seeds at this time of the year. I had a wonderful crop of my tomatoes this year - Sweet Million - lovely juicy small sweet fruits and have ...
  2. Photo's taken June 2010

  3. New Start

    by , 26-09-2010 at 01:16 PM
    Well my allotment had to go, not enough time to keep it the way needed, also not ready to garden the way it was wanted on the site. Raised beds and organic not the order of the day. Sad Day.
    Not all bad news - this happened at the same time we had to have a very large Silver Birch down in the back garden, which while sad in it's self opened up the garden to the light and made it possible to grow vegetables.
    Putting the three wooden raised beds in place - (these were brought of the ...
  4. How I got on in Italy this summer

    by , 24-09-2010 at 07:09 PM (A few days in Italy in Winter)
    This year a neighbour kindly offered to plough a piece of land with his tractor to extend our vegetable plot by about 4 times the original size. I grew a succession of the normal things, but one of the problems was that as we camped there for 4 months and did not have a freezer or a good kitchen I couldn't save the food and so we had to eat it immediately.
    We had lots of everything as the weather was very hot. My best producer was the lemon crystal cucumbers, we got over a 100 cucumbers from ...
  5. One for the sweet tooth

    by , 18-09-2010 at 10:50 AM
    Well what a busy week i've had. Took a week of work & have ended up more tired than if i had gone to work.
    Been out rambling again & ended up bringing home MORE crabapples. So deciced to get busy and do more preserving. Decided to try making crabapple & rosehip jelly & was pretty pleased with the results. Used a very diy method:
    Jelly bag was made from an offcut of nylon net curtain!
    Suspended said jelly bag from an old veg rack with garden string! Must post ...