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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 07:03

Good morning Verdun   Hope you and Spike have a lovely walk

Mild and a bit drizzly here, but not enough to do any good.  I'm glad I gave everything a good soaking yesterday. 

Yvie, horrid about OH's eye -  fingers very crossed that they can sort it

The plan for a bit later this morning is to get some petrol then visit Ma - hopefully the petrol station will have a magazine that will hold Ma's interest for a little while. I used to wonder who bought all the magazines with pics of the royals in them ....... now I know ...... it's those who have mothers with Alzheimer's.

Stringy runner beans

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:22

Are they stringy all over, or is it just at the edges of the pods - I always trim off the edges of runner bean pods like on here

Sorry if I'm teaching my grandma to suck eggs, but I've met plenty of people who've never used fresh runner beans.


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:06

I've seen peregrines take gulls on the wing at Tintagel but think they were Common Gulls, not a whopping Herring Gull. 

We have peregrines nesting on Norwich Cathedral spire each year and they've certainly cut down the feral pigeon population in the city, as well as taking a wood pigeon off the ridge of our house roof. 

The city council plays a recording of the sound of peregrines in the city centre to keep pigeons off the library, the guildhall and St Peter Mancroft - perhaps a cd of peregrines would be enough to cut down on seagull problems?

Japanese knot weed

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 17:05

In theory you can replant as soon as the weed has died - gone brown and has been pulled up.  Glyphosate based weedkillers don't persist in the soil.

However, as Japanese Knotweed is such a pernicious weed I wouldn't plant anything just yet as it may well reappear and need several applications to get rid of it totally.  Repeat applications aren't a problem.

It would be a shame to spend money and time on planting something only to lose it because you have to treat the area with weedkiller again. 

butter nut squash

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:32

Roasting chunks of butternut squash and red onion with sage and olive oil this evening - we'll be having it with sausages and corn on the cob - love it

what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:30

No, you don't have to notify anyone - but you mustn't let it spread from your land to anyone elses, otherwise you may find you're facing a private prosecution.

The legal situation re JKW here

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:15

As has been said, if the bushes have thorns they're sloes - if they don't have thorns their either damsons or a hybrid of the two that we used to call Blackjacks. 

Ideas here

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:09

What is plant

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:10

Our pleasure Larry - it keeps us out of mischief    Welcome aboard

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