Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 21:04

Absolutely   Am taking myself to bed rather than fall asleep on the sofa. Sweet dreams everyone. ((Hugs))

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 19:14

A slice of cake would be lovely ... many thanks Clarice 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 19:13

I've emailed my friend, hopefully she'll get back to me tomorrow.  I suspect she's got her feet up this evening


We can't get capons in the UK any more - the skills to physically castrate cockerels were lost when they started using homonal implants to 'chemically castrate' them instead.  Now the hormonal implants have been banned but no one has the skills to revert to the traditional way.  


We buy fattened free range cockerels and chickens (they call them all cockerels but they may be either) from a local farm


http://www.walsingham.co/meet-the-producer-free-range-chicken-farmer-jason-peart/ 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 17:03

Obelixx - I have a foodie friend who lives in Provence - (she's an ex winner of Masterchef back when it was hosted by Loyd Grossman)   Shall I ask her about Poulardes and whether she recommends them?

Squirrels

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 16:54

Oh no, don't use chilli oil - it can burn and cause ulcers 

Conifer Clippings

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 16:52

I'd leave the chippings to rot down where they are.  They might deplete the nitrogen in the soil a bit as they rot down, but I presume you're going to add lots of well rotted organic manure and some Fish Blood and Bone to that bed anyway, as the conifers will have seriously depleted the nutrition in the soil over the years.  

Foxglove's Still Flowering

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 16:49

 When I say 'spring sowing'  they got scattered with the compost when we mulched around the tree after we planted it.  We'll have to see what happens ... there are others that can be transplanted to that patch in the spring if these die off.  

Foxglove's Still Flowering

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 16:32

Mine is from a sowing this spring!  It's the second of the batch to flower in it's first year.  


I was hoping for foxgloves around the new amelanchier when it's finished flowering in the spring ...... I wonder if the foxgloves will flower again.  

Last edited: 12 December 2016 16:34:46

Eucaluptus Gunnii

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 14:58

I definitely would   what have you got to lose?  If you don't do it the tree will still be too big, and will get even bigger, necessitating you getting professionals in to deal with it and costing you an arm and a leg. 


Keep it coppiced, you'll get the lovely young foliage and be able to use it in flower arrangements etc in the house, as well as enhancing your garden. 

So.....Re-booted Three

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 14:53

I understand your anger Joyce - it would infuriate me too


Good neighbours are worth their weight in gold ......... some neighbours are further away, but they can still be 'neighbours'.

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