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That particular skyline looks vaguely familiar Mark. Where abouts in London are you?
Near Canary Wharf me thinks.
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That particular skyline looks vaguely familiar Mark. Where abouts in London are you?
Let me guess, you fly in and out of City Airport on occasion? The picture shows the top of the ExCeL centre. Looking right you would have Canary Wharf as robbie mentions.
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Or maybe you are neighbours and are just finding out?  Think
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Does anyone know what these flowers are called? I saw them today and really liked them.



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And I love these tulips too. Never seen them before, like a cross between a carnation and tulip.



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Does anyone know what these flowers are called? I saw them today and really liked them.



They are Crown Imperials - lovely

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritillaria_imperialis
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Thanks Elena. I loved them. Might plant some for next year.
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Thanks Elena. I loved them. Might plant some for next year.

They're the same family it seems as the little snake's head fritillaries I have in my  roof garden. So I've learnt something too!
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My pear tree is in full fruition. Only happens once in so many years.
I will be handing out to friends and neighbours, and in the winter I put a Partridge in it. wink

Anyone got any pear recipes for me?



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My pear tree is in full fruition. Only happens once in so many years.
I will be handing out to friends and neighbours, and in the winter I put a Partridge in it. wink

Anyone got any pear recipes for me?




Scot I have a book with pear recipes - none of which I have tried, I have to say - but I have used other recipes from this book and all fantastic.   Pear chutney, pear and pineapple conserve, pistachio and pear conserve, pear chutney etc.    If you want I can PM some recipes to you.
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Hmm.. chutney and conserve.  Think

I already make my own strawberry jam when we pick strawberries every year, and we're out the door with the stuff.

Got any more exciting recipes, ila?
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scot:
Have a look at the BBC Good Food website. Loads of yummy recipes.
My own favourite, if you like almonds, is pear frangipange. Also like  pears poached in red wine and pears preserved in brandy, gorgeous to have at Christmas. Smile
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It might be worth having a look on  Amazon , Scot.    The book is called Sensational Preserves by Hilaire Walden and is full of interesting recipes for chutneys, sauces, cordials, liqueurs etc.    It is widely available in the US.
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