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Mixing carnivore plants with cherry tree

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:46

Hang some bird feeders around your tree to attract blue tits and other small birds - they'll eat the bugs for you. 

And don't worry about cherry leaves at this time of year - it's autumn - they'll be falling off soon and you'll be sweeping them up to put on the compost heap.

Haven't got a compost heap?  Now there's something you can do in the garden at this time of year - start a compost heap 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 06:40

Good morning all   G'day Pat 

We've had some proper rain   hopefully the grass will turn green soon.  It's still grey and overcast and I'm in my jimjams so I've not gone outside to check the temperature yet.


Posted: 10/09/2016 at 18:15

I heard Melanie's record, Alexander Beetle on the radio this morning - I love it and I've played it twice since, and now it's going round and round in my head ......... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:24

Yvie  , that lot's not jam, it's chutney - that's veg isn't it 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:10

Still too hot to touch!

And no, it's not just you 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 16:49
Lantana says:

... Dove, your store cupboard must look fantastic, crammed full of all that lovely homemade produce. ...

 All on shelves in the garage - dark and cool - and anyway there's no room in the pantry - we need to fit more shelving in there this winter.  

Love a load of preserves all lined up on shelves - makes me feel all comfy inside - wasn't it Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh who felt like that? 

Just re-watching GW - so sad to watch the bit about the Pershore plums - a very good foodie friend of mine was writing a book about plums (she had a publisher and everything) when she was suddenly taken ill and died a couple of years ago. 

Help identifying this plant, please

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 16:33
Hortum-cretae says:

Dove, what chutney you doing?  Just an aside while we work on the blue flower?!


See original post

 Still chutneying - it's my very flexible 'Harvest' recipe, depending on what I've got - this one is pattypan squashes, onions, plums and apples with chilli and tamarind. 

Just watching GW again while it's reducing, but I see you've all found it now - isn't it pretty 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 15:52
Hostafan1 says:

...Dove, I dug up the Aucuba ...


Hosta, which sweetcorn did you grow - we grew Swift this year - produced really early - we ate all ours in August, and they had a great flavour.

Steve - OH and I aren't married either - been there and tried that -  if it ain't broke don't fix it   

Chutney still simmering ......

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 15:22

No need to make gin Lily P, this is made just down the road and OH sells it in the farm shop, so we get a staff discount  

I forgot to mention the pak choi and chinese mustard - they've both been fab too.  

Hope things get brighter for your wife very soon Steve 

Fuschia "cherry" thingies

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 15:06
BobFlannigon says:

It's probably more accurate to say they aren't toxic, Dove!  

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 I have friends who enjoy them in fruit salads 

One of them said, "Yes indeed- I always think they taste like slightly anaemic cherries. If I could source enough of them I'd try making fuchsia jam or jelly."

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