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Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:54

Sounds good to me - but make sure the manure is well-rotted and not fresh, otherwise it'll scorch the roots.  



Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:47

If you know anyone who keeps chicken, guinea pigs or rabbits, get some of their manure for your heap - beats any other type of 'compost activator' - really gets it going.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:45

I reckon they must've left the keys with neighbours who had to find them and read the instructions ............... 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:44

Nothing's happening - horrid feeling they might be away - we don't know them as they're behind and .................. Yay!  It took 20 minutes but it's stopped 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:29

The evening's gone downhill quickly - OH opened a window cos it was warm and stuffy in here and straight away a neighbour's burglar alarm started sounding 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:27

We had one of those insects in the garden today - it liked the applemint flowers - OH said it was a big hoverfly.

I like hornets - but they're much hairier than today's visitor - we had one on the fennel flowers last summer. 

Nut - this evening is very good - that cabbage was wonderful - I am very popular here right now 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:08

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:58

Showered now and fed - feet up and second G&T at my elbow 

Supper was splendid if I do say so myself - slow roast belly of Saddleback pork with the crunchiest crackling, roasted butternut squash with a drizzle of maple syrup, and cabbage braised in butter and white wine with fennel seeds and black pepper, with a tablespoon of creme fraiche stirred through it.  

FG the baking was a Spanakopita pie (spinach, feta and ricotta with onion, nutmeg and dill, in a filo pastry case).  We'll have it for supper with a tomato salad tomorrow with my cousins who are over from Tasmania (they're the ones who were in all the papers after the awful fire) and a glass of good French rosé.

We'll finish with the nectarine and raspberry cake - there's some creme fraiche if we need it. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:29

I'm odd - I  quite like the smell 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:27

Herb Robert - pull it out before it flowers - there will still be some seeds in the soil which will grow, but if you keep pulling it out when you see it, by the second year there will not be much left - I know, we've been here two years, when we came here it was all along the side of the house - there's hardly any left now 

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