Dovefromabove


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Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 19:10


Picked at the end of last Feb.  variety Timperley Early. 

Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 19:06

Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 19:00

The reason it's like that Lyn, is because I never pick it after the end of June.  It's brilliant in Feb, really great bright pink stalks. 

Last edited: 30 August 2017 19:03:40

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 18:57

Wonky had chickenpox when she was very little  ... about 3 or 4 ... she had a grand total of three spots.    It was Wonky who gave them to me 

Rhubarb

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 18:50

The flavour is certainly better earlier on and the stalks are less fibrous then too, but the main reason for not pulling the stalks after July is, as you say, because they need the energy for next year.


This year has been an amazing year for rhubarb ... mine is absolutely huge 


Still no frog!!

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 18:44

We had frogs in the garden before we built the pond ... they like areas of longish damp grass in shady places ... we have some areas that we only mow very rarely in rotation so there's always a couple of areas for them, and before we do mow those areas we go through the grass with a bamboo cane , making sure there are no frogs there or moving them on, after a tragedy best not spoken of 


So as well as the pond, make sure there are other areas for them too ... frogs actually spend a lot of time out of the water.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 17:31

Thank you BL    that'd be lovely  ... hope you have a good trip over here 


Wonder how Hosta's earache is 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 17:15

It's turning cooler here and it's been wet most of the day ... the car is more or less packed except for the last minute things and a couple of plants (what were they for  ).


An early supper and early to bed and we'll be up and on our way at first light ... well, that's the plan ... 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 16:47

I though GBBO was fine ... I've always had a soft spot for Noel F and like Sandi Toksvig too ... I thought Noel was a bit tentative, but he'll ease himself into the show I'm sure.  I've always had a lot of time for Prue Leith too, and I think Paul may do a bit less leching with her beady eye on him.  


I do however question the sanity of anyone who voluntarily bakes chocolate mini rolls 

Berries

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 15:40

I'm glad you checked ... cherry laurel berries contain cyaide.

Last edited: 30 August 2017 15:41:32

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