Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 12:06

Dusting Hosta?   What dust ... there wasn't any there the other day.


Well, I'm back from the farm shop with beef for tomorrow, bread, another Crown Prince squash to store in the garage and apples ... then neighbour across the way rang the doorbell and gave us more apples  maybe I should have bought pork rather than beef :-/ ... but they'll keep until next weekend.



I popped out between the showers and picked another load of tomatoes ... we've had the best crop ever this year ... the Sungolds are amazing. I'm roasting some for the freezer and will make a sauce for pizza later in the week. I'm also roasting some red and yellow peppers which were a freebie from the farm shop as they'd got soft spots on them so couldn't be sold ... they'll go in the freezer too and come in handy later. 



I must try to make some space in the freezer ... it's full of runner beans and raspberries.

Buying Roses on Mail Order?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 12:00
BML says:

They look very nice but appear very expensive.


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 As I said, Classic Roses have a sale on at the moment with 50% off their container roses ... that works out at between £5 - £7 for a HT rose from a grower with multiple Chelsea Gold Medals ... any cheaper than that and they'll be giving them away. 

Buying Roses on Mail Order?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:58

https://www.classicroses.co.uk/ 


Superb roses, huge choice, brilliant quality, great advice available.  Highly recommended.  


And they've a sale of container roses at the moment 50% off.


I have no connection with them other than as a very satisfied customer.  

Last edited: 16 September 2017 10:00:21

YOU JUST CAN'T TRUST A RHODODENDRON

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:52
Fairygirl says:

Really? Despite the fact that it's destroying all the native plants in it's path? 


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 And in doing that it's creating vast tracts of virtual sterility with a huge reduction in small mammals, amphibians, insects, birds 


http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/rhododen.htm 

Last edited: 16 September 2017 09:56:17

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:43

Have a lovely birthday BL ... enjoy your birthday lunch 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:35

Good morning again   I've been reading my new book  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/24/books/review/miss-jane-brad-watson.html - highly recommended 


Glad Mrs Dacha is feeling better and can enjoy the holiday.  Ma used to get terrible migraines ... I'm so lucky that I only get occasional visual disturbances and not the pain.  


I need to get a move on now too Fairy ... bread, a joint for tomorrow, cheese ...

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 06:42

Whispering Good morning  in case you've all gone back to sleep ...

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 20:05

Ah Glenys and Obelixx ... well done ... I remember now 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 19:28
LG the L says:

PS I started my course and absolutely loved it. Beamed the whole day .


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Last edited: 15 September 2017 19:28:28

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 15/09/2017 at 18:44

But you have got some grapes Wonky ........ 

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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