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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 16:52
Liriodendron says:

....  Views from the train were pretty misty, with snow flurries... I'm looking forward to getting to the cottage & lighting the stove.  

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 ... and putting the kettle on 

Just heard from Wonky - she's shattered - she's been making Bark Angels on the back of the flat bed truck .......... it's not all she's been doing, but that's the bit that was most fun apparently! 


Posted: 08/11/2016 at 16:26

I love fresh green hazel nuts and I'm very jealous.  You're lucky to have beaten the squirrels to them 

Christmas cooking

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 16:08

I wouldn't be without my handheld mixer or my processor either - but they all do different jobs.  The Chef is great for kneading bread dough and mixing cakes, and my favourite attachment for the Chef is the mincer/sausage maker 

Signing into secret garden

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 15:34

You can enter the Secret Garden  on this website if you're a subscriber to the magazine.  It has extra features and offers for members. 

Bedding Dahlia

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 15:31

Yes, all dahlias will develop tubers and can be over-wintered.

The ones sold as bedding dahlias are often young plants taken from cuttings, but they develop tubers just like their parents.  

Christmas cooking

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 15:01

I had a Kenwood Chef years ago - life changes resulted in me leaving it behind - however as soon as I could I bought another.  It's the best there is for the money - there are other, fancier but more expensive makes, but my Kenwood Chef lives on my worktop and I wouldn't be without it. 

pear trees

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:56

I think that'll be plenty big enough for a rootball for three year old trees.  

Good luck. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:11

And we've just had the last pear of the four our little espaliered Concorde produced this year - absolutely delicious.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:09

Meant to say, I asked OH where the frost jacket for the outside tap is?  He had a think .... either in the little shed or the garage.  I couldn't remember seeing it in either place - oh 'eck - have we got to buy another one I wondered ........... then I went outside .......... it's in place on the tap ......... it has been there since this time last year 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 14:07

Liri - have a wonderful time - hope the weather stays clear for you so you can enjoy the views   Hope you've got a camera with you so you can share 

I've bubble-wrapped the little greenhouse and the begonias and canna are in there - hopefully they'll be ok but if it gets very very cold OH is aware that they'll have to come into the studio 

I've also potted up 30+ Tete a tetes - a dozen in one pot and the rest in another larger one.  It's bitterly cold out there and my fingers are freezing.  That's enough out there for the day.  

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