Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 10:25

A very nice man has replaced a faulty pressure switch in my washing machine and it is working properly   there's a load of jeans revolving as we speak.  He looked at the label on my machine and said that it should just be a one-off blip as my machine is one of a batch made in Italy and he rates Italian engineering and manufacture highly (as does my son)  ... apparently the ones made China have more problems. 


Now for another coffee ... then a batch of Salad Drawer Soup will be made - think it'll be mainly celery, leek and purple sprouting broccoli with chicken stock and some creme fraiche ... possibly a soupcon of blue cheese ... what do you think?

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 09:28

Perhaps in the form of a pot of jam?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 09:01

I asked OH if he was going to phone in sick, but he said there was no one to phone in to - he suspects the boss's phone will be 'on silent' ... if colleagues are poorly they usually phone OH   Besides, Ihe doesn't expect they'll be very busy ......................

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:56

Of course you are Nut  


We may be over your way Sun/Mon - I could help you count - more fingers and toes


I hope to persuade OH to dig up some autumn raspberry canes if you still want some?

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:49

BL - hope your head clears soon - OH had that sort of night too - he went into the spare room and said he only had a couple of hours' sleep

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:46

Freezing here - literally ... -1.3C in the back garden and colder out the front where it's a frost pocket.  Freezing fog too - visibility about 200 metres. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!


Thanks for sharing the photo Vishu

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:43

I've just been out and scattered some porridge oats and chopped fruit for the blackbirds, and mealworms and smaller grains for the robins and dunnocks - the hanging feeders are all topped up and the birdbath has been de-frosted again.  Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:39

Every New Year's Day we have a flower count to see what is blooming in our gardens.  I keep a record in my garden notebook so that I can compare each year ... nothing scientific but just out of interest.  Not tight buds, but open or almost open blooms.


I don't think my count this year will be as high as last year when it was very mild, but I have noticed a few blooms appear over the past few days. 


We're taking a trip on New Year's Day and I'll have to get up early to do my count so I thought I'd start the thread today to give newbies a 'heads up' ...... and if you're going to be away for the weekend o one's going to mind if you do your count early and post it today or tomorrow

Tilia petiolaris

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 08:27

Wiki indicates that the weeping form is sterile and thought to be a hybrid.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia_tomentosa

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