Latest posts by Dovefromabove

bird of paradise (White)

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 18:31

It's looking very healthy and is probably feeling far too good, what with all the tlc and fertilizer.  Plants flower in order to procreate and further the species - as yours is finding the environment very much to its liking it has been furthering the species by producing offsets  - it may feel more inclined to flower if it thinks its life is getting tougher and its days may be numbered.  I would withhold the fertilizer .

I wouldn't remove the offsets unless the root space is getting too crowded.  

Good luck - it will look marvellous when it does flower 

Last edited: 08 November 2016 18:34:36

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 18:17

He needs a stick on red nose Clari, then you can call him Rudolph ... just for the season you understand 

Yum  the fish pie was marvellous 

Theres a little bit left ... 

Last edited: 08 November 2016 18:19:56

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 17:46

Glad you're home safe BL   The leaves in Norfolk are really falling now - in just a few days our amelanchier has gone from being a flame of crimson and gold to being virtually bare of leaves.  

Wonky - I'll see you Saturday, and I'll bring lunch ......... enough for your Lovely Hub too 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 17:12

Lesley - see here how to make Snow Angels.

You make Bark Angels the same way, but using different material 

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.  

See original post

 ... 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. 

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