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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 13:43

On my way Aunty Rach   my aunty is no more    ...   I'll adopt  you 

The lamb shoulder has been marinated and is now wrapped, with some halved potatoes lemon, garlic and herbs,  in layers of baking paper and foil and is in the oven ready to chunter slowly to be eaten this evening with Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia Giaxni) ........... nothing much else to do other than knit and watch tennis 

olive tree shocker

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 12:51

Wolf3 is a Wind Up Merchant making posts that he thinks are funny ... take no notice of him Overgrowth - he's trying to cause trouble ... it's not clever and it's not funny, just tedious  ... the Mods will deal with him when they're in the office.  In the meantime most people are ignoring him  


Posted: 16/07/2017 at 12:43

If you want them for jam they're better slightly under-ripe.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 12:41
AuntyRach says:

Wine sounds good. I love wine but it doesn't love me - I become very flushed after just half a glass which is a bit embarrassing. I struggle through though! 

 My Aunty Rach met that struggle head on for years.. and my uncle helped her ... they were determined to get the hang of it ... they moved to the South of France in an effort to increase their opportunities ... they moved back here eventually ... think the French locals were worried that there'd be none left for them   

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 12:03
Obelixx says:

...   What wine Dove?

 This one Obelixx    ......... really delicious and sold  at the farm shop 

Identification please

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 11:45

It looks to me like Galtonia candicans ... a lovely thing in a summer border.  I had some in a previous garden ... must get some more ........ 

Bugs on my rocket

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 11:40

Aphids ... wash them off with a squirt of water from the hose.  

They suck sap from the plant so weaken it a bit, but they won't do you any harm if you accidentally eat some.

No flowers on my clematis Montana

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 11:36

Oh dear ... you've been pruning off the growth that would produce the flowers in the following year.  

Prune (if needed) in early summer, straight after flowering .... and this year don't prune at all and give it a dose of Clematis food in Feb/March.  

Let us know what happens next year 

No flowers on my clematis Montana

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 11:04

It looks as if it gets pruned ... When does this happen?

What is this?

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 10:09

My best guess is that the parent plant was cross-pollinated with a wild cucumber which have hairy/spiny fruit .  It may well taste very bitter.  

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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

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Shrub ID please

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Fidget, I know you gave me this ...

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Getting my own back ....

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