Dovefromabove


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Roasting

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:13
Fishy65 wrote (see)

Now I'm going to show my ignorance. Is Pannetone a misspelling of pantomime OL? 

Pannetone is a traditional Italian sweet bread http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panettone 

delicious!  Available all over the UK nowadays around Christmas - any leftovers make fabulous bread and butter pud 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:36

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:35

Sounds like blight to me.  

Take the tomatoes off and if they're not affected and developed enough they might ripen - if not they'll be fine for Green Tomato Chutney. 

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Have a lovely time Snoodle - shall I keep an eye on your plants? 

Oh, I'm away tonight - I'll send son over with a watering can 

Bug Identification

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Fill a washing up bowl with tepid water and a good squirt of washing up liquid (Ecover is best but anything will do at a push).

Pick your plants up, putting your fingers across the top of the pot either side of the stem and turn it upside down - immerse the plant in the water and swoosh it gently back and forth - drowning and washing off the aphids while not getting the compost wet - and then stand your pots back upright to drain.

I do this when my potted herbs get aphids. 

It works for whitefly too! 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:20

Oooh Annie   do you want to join us?  (or have you seen enough of it?)

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Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:18

Good morning all 

I hope little Hedgie has survived the night - it does sound like dehydration to me, but I'm not a real expert in hedgehogs, just have them in the garden, and am used to rearing animals as I've spent a lot of my life on farms etc.  

It would be good if everyone put out a shallow dish of water at night in this weather, whether or not they think they have hedgehogs - they might be surprised!!!

It's a lovely morning here - we're paying a flying visit to MIL today, back tomorrow.  My son is going to pop over and water anything that needs watering and put the hedgehog food out - but I gave everything a good soaking so there shouldn't be much to do   He said he might stay overnight if he can get what he wants to watch on our tv. 

 

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:24

Glad you had a lovely time Panda.

Under Gardeners who forget the watering don't get any supper !!!  

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:55

  But you're obviously needed at home!!! 

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:52

Muddyfork - another jam suggestion here:

"Happened to me with some strawberry jam once (it came out the consistency of boiled sweets )


I heated it up with a combination of water, apple juice and lemon juice and managed to get an acceptably loose set. It wasn't the best jam I've ever made, however, and I used most of it for baking. 

I shall keep my fingers crossed for your gardening board friend,....."

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