Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 10:50

Yes Hosta ... isn't that the way you fly it as a sign of distress 


Sorry to hear you had such a rotten night ... sounds like the ones I used to have when my thyroid problems accentuated 'the change' symptoms.  Don't overdo it this morning if you're working this afternoon ((hugs))


Washing's on the line and I've made the brioche dough and it's having its first rise ... now we're off on a walk around the Donkey Track ... see you in a bit ......

Last edited: 16 August 2017 10:55:27

Bare decking area

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 09:41
Margaret608 says:

Hi Peter. You haven't said whether your decking is in sun or shade, but I presume sun. Almost any shrub will grow successfully in a pot as long as it's kept well watered in dry periods, even small fruit trees. If you want a tropical feel you could try different coloured Phormiums, Yucca and Cordyline. Good luck


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... as long as the container is big enough and the compost/growing medium the right sort for the job.  A shrub in a small pot with multi-purpose compost is doomed.

The Virtual Café

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 09:35

Fruit leathers are great ... my Russian connection used to talk of her grandmother drying them in the sun at her dacha. Apparently the grandchildren would eat them cut into little lozenge shapes instead of sweets.  She brought me a few back from a visit to try ... I've a feeling that she put more in her hand luggage at the start of her journey than arrived back in the UK 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 16/08/2017 at 08:03

Good morning all  Get well soon Pat


Hosta that sounds like a positive day ... I wonder if things will change ... 


Clari ((hugs)) hope you find a positive way forward. 


Its a lovely morning ... Bright with high cloud and not a breath of wind. 


This morning I will make some brioche buns to have with homemade burgers tonight, then go for a walk and possibly cut th grass too. Well, that's the current plan, but I'm flexible 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 21:49

Everyone having an early night? 


Sweet dreams all 

Identifying a plant

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 19:00

Now would be a really good time to lift and divide your primulas ... you'll end up with loads more flowers next spring. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgTw5lE_quc 


Unknown plant in my Dad's garden

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 18:54

If the photo won't upload try reducing the size ... it usually works. 

Animal faeces

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 18:50

Not all cats bury their poo ... many males leave it in the open to mark their territory.  Large tom cats can do big poos.


Or maybe it's a fox ... take a look here http://www.downthelane.net/garden-wildlife/identifying-animal-droppings.php 

unknown plant

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 18:46

I'll go with Iris foetidissima.  

The Virtual Café

Posted: 15/08/2017 at 18:35

We've got some fabulous Swiss chard in the garden ... today I made this for supper  https://www.crumbsmag.com/recipes/51_portobello-mushroom-swiss-chard-and-gruyere-tarte-tatin/ 


I used some local Norfolk Dapple cheese instead of gruyere and used the balsamic option rather than the truffle oil.  I also used home made rough puff pastry instead of bought flaky.  It was fab.  We had second helpings and it will be made again very soon.  

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Harvest 2017

 
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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