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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Heirloom Plants

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:48

It looks fascinating Philippa -

Thanks for drawing it to our attention

Long grass

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 17:35

If the grass is still growing and needs cutting I would cut it, just as Verdun has described - my only proviso would be that I wouldn't cut it if frost is forecast within the next few days - but that doesn't seem likely at the moment - at least not here in East Anglia .


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 14:25

The kitchen smells amazing - two lamb shoulder shanks in red wine with garlic and rosemary are braising slowly in the oven, and a pot of red cabbage and apple with fennel seeds is simmering on the hob. 

The red cabbage is to go with some belly pork slices and roasted apple tomorrow.  It's always better when it's a day old.  We'll have purple sprouting broccoli and creamy mashed potatoes with the lamb shanks.

OH has been cooking for himself when he arrived home from work for the past couple of days as I've been out socialising - thought he deserved some proper 'home cooking'.

However, all that good work has done severe damage to the glamorous deep red manicure I've been flashing around for the past couple of days

Worms and Manure

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 14:03

You may be interested to read this


The term 'Vegetable Mould' is used here in the same way as 'Leaf Mould/Mold' is - to refer to a sort of soil - it's how the mole got his old country name of 'Moldy-warp'




Posted: 17/12/2015 at 09:58

 Congratulations to your daughter Hosta! 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:00

Lily ((hugs))  I hope that your visit can give your aunt some comfort.


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:49

Good - it was intended as one


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:46

Your garden looks very similar Hosta, just on a slightly smaller scale


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:14




Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:09

I decided to wait until I'd got one out of nappies before I started another one

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