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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Tomato Blight

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:11

Probably not 'Blight' per se, but some sort of fungal something - it's late in the season and with the weather we've had (warm and damp) there are so many spores flying about it'd be amazing to escape totally.

I'd quite happily use those tomatoes - just cut out any discoloured parts.  I've used far worse most years.


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 07:08

Fingers crossed Lesley - it's going to make the manicure difficult but I'll cope somehow

Think parquet's going to be ok - I grabbed the towels from the downstairs loo straight away and the floor was re-sealed not too long ago - fingers crossed for that too!


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 06:51

Good morning all

More rain overnight but still mild - dahlia still flowering happily.  Very soggy underfoot so no gardening this morning.  I'll give myself a manicure and a paint job for Aunt & Unc's WA this evening!  That'll hide the grime   Then I'll have a lazy morning and let the paint harden - setting off for rellies after lunch.

Has anyone checked up on the Heatwave?  I want to know that it's going to be dry as well as warm - not a steam bath!


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:35

I'm wondering whether they're too warm - the weather is still mild.  What type of cabbages are they?


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:25

Any idea why he feels the need to climb over?  Was he after something or had something been thrown over?

Tomato Blight

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:15

Looks like some sort of fungal infection to me, possibly one of the blights - what are they like inside and what was the vine and foliage like?


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:53

I was going out to the car with a jug of water to top up the washer bottle, the phone rang so I put the jug down on a stool and it wasn't standing straight and 4 pints of water went all over the parquet


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:37

Frank ((hugs)) ......... there aren't any words ............... but thank you

Slow cookers

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:29

Mine's not a snug fit either - it just rests on top - nothing evaporates. 

Make sure you only use a very little liquid in it when cooking veg as they give off their own liquid and as none of it evaporates the dish can get very soupy if you use the usual amount of liquid.

Love mine - wouldn't be without it.  Get lots of use out of it.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 17:11

Speak to your Community Policeman/woman.  It's what they're for.

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