Thanks everybody, it sounds like Ilam Hardys are the way to go...all I have to do now is find a farmers' market...... maybe down around the Bombay Hills somewhere which I heard once is spud growing country.
I didn't know about the onion thing before but typically they are kept apart.. I keep my spuds in the 'garden shed'... onions live in a locker 'up the front'.
Instant spud? Actually not too bad these days.... I keep a few packets for use with fish
pies and stuff but I wouldn't like to only have instant.
I'm used to buying
my spuds 'straight off the boat' by the sackful.... don't know what sort they are but I have only once had a problem.