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October 2015 Blog Posts (3)

Planning light?

The one thing I have not done is to consider rebuilding the lean-to greenhouse all the way along where it was before the thatch got burnt down a few years back. I just left the foundations thinking i might one day do something. There they are.

I suddenly discovered the little less than perfect Halls Europa Mk.II 84 lean-to the other day and it arrived

within a couple of days. It ain't easy to assemble, just like Meccano.

I suddenly realized that I have the…


Added by Gareth Howell on October 29, 2015 at 16:55 — 1 Comment

Chris de Burgh or Paradise?

There is always something in the garden that I am not quite good enough to do, and it is at times like that I need help from somebody to do it better. Just as I was pondering the complexities of lean-to greenhouse erection today, a savior came along in the form of a former employee, looking for a little paid employment. The one things he is good at...... precisely what I am not! Drills, rawl plugs, screws, and wood! He has even offered to put up a Swift box 5-7me up which I was…


Added by Gareth Howell on October 27, 2015 at 18:16 — 4 Comments

What to do with an excess of chillis

If you happen to have an abundance of ripe chillis, and don't know what to do with them, why not try making Harissa?

It scores heavily in the Effort-to-Results stakes, and produces a tasty and versatile condiment. Also, it doesn't have to be so hot that it burns your tongue, because you can tone it…


Added by Mark Willis on October 17, 2015 at 10:17 — No Comments

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