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Posted: 01/09/2015 at 07:03

Hope so Clarice - expect she's getting ready for work

Good luck Chicky


Gertrude rising

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:43


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:36

Yes, I use them in cooking - as others have said, let them get as ripe as possible (they usually turn yellowish).  They're great for a jelly as Invicta says. Use with apples or pears or on their own.

I also cut oneor two into quarters and put them inside and around a pheasant with some apples as well to pot roast (also guinea fowl).  It makes a wonderful sauce - especially if you add some cider instead of stock as the liquor, and stir in some creme fraiche before serving

saying hello

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:30

Hello Carole and welcome

Is My Loggery Killing My Plants?

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:29

I'm wondering whether you may have honey fungus in the soil?  All the plants mentioned are  susceptible to it.



Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:25

Good morning all

White rabbits (x3)

And a Pinch and a Punch for the first of the month!!!  (and no returns!)

Happy autumn everyone!


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:11

Hi jeffd - I'd understood that to apply to Laurus nobilis, the bay (culinary)  laurel, although I may be wrong.

I think the laurel hedge we're talking about here is Prunus lauroceracus - am I correct Pennymax?


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 19:42

Nice to have a piece of better news Jo   Interesting listening to his reasoning


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 19:41

Thanks Rb

Can't go with vigilante system - how is that different to the kneecappings, beatings and 'disappearances' that have happened for so long in Northern Ireland?


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 19:15

Rb, my apologies   you're absolutely right - the incident I'd remembered hearing about and looked up is historical - there was indeed another incident on 29th August


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