Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Japanese money plant

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 21:57

All the advice given above is good.

Plants wilt for two reasons .... underwatering and overwatering ... so if your plant is wilting change what you've been doing. 

Hope it turns out well 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 21:45

I've done lots of googling Dacha ... I'm also pretty sure I saw something 'unusual' in the night sky once a goodly while ago.  The 'official story' about Rendlesham has changed over the years ... interesting eh?

As for tripe ...  I enjoy the flavour but it's the texture I love most of all ... I find the texture of different food very important   As you say, that's quite a new-fangled Dublin Coddle   We once had a lovely week in Dublin when OH was showing in a gallery on St Stephens Green. 


Posted: 10/01/2018 at 21:34

Feed (fertiliser) is fine, but adding organic matter like manure will improve the structure of the soil, attract worms and useful invertebrates and improve the water retention so the soil doesn't dry out. 

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 21:30

It's in Punkdoc's biog ... he supports THFC ... Spurs!  

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 20:58

All the more for me 

I used to do such a lot of sewing and enjoyed doing it... most of my own clothes and for the children when they were c hildren as well as all the curtains, blinds and soft furnishings ... but if I sew and knit and cook I'll never have time for painting and gardening 

Pernicious Weed!

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 20:50

Some lovely ones here 

Don't know whether that forum knows of any suppliers 


Posted: 10/01/2018 at 19:05

Hi and Happy 2018 to you to.

Yes, it shouldn't be a problem to grow it in the same bed ... I would dig in some well-rotted manure in the spring to add nutrients and aid water retention as corn is a thirsty plant ... glad it did well last year. ... fingers crossed for this year 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:52

Those of a squeamish disposition should look away now ..... I've just had a steaming dish of Trippa alla parmigiana .... absolutely delicious!!! Very happy now   Lots left for tomorrow too 

For those who have his interests at heart, OH had a large helping of last night's leftover casserole of ox cheeks, peas and potatoes. 

Last edited: 10 January 2018 18:52:35

Buying Worms

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:31

Yes, good point Philippa ... worms tend to go much deeper in the winter ... sometimes several feet down ... to avoid freezing.  

Pernicious Weed!

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:21

Just keep mowing the areas where you don't want them, and don't mow as much where they'd be welcome to smile at you 

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