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Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:59

Decided to have lunch before doing the back lawn - Cromer crab salad 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:37

Front lawn mowed and edges trimmed - back lawn to do when I've had a cool drink - currently 28.3C in the shade and rising!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:36

I got to 24 years and ran!  Got a newer model!   

Red bird bath

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:33

I had the birdbath before I had the pond - the birds use both - I think the pigeons are scared of the deeper water in the pond - you can see from the look on their faces they're thinking, "There be sharks!" 

Red bird bath

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:25

Mine does that sometimes - I scrub it out with a mild solution of Milton - don't know if that's right - the RSPB sell special bird disinfectants don't they - the Milton seems to work. 

Broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:54

I find they keep much better if I blanch them - but if I've got a few and I'm going to use them in a week or so I'll sometimes just pop them in a bag and straight into the freezer - but they're never quite as good as when I blanch them.  

Didn't have room to grow them this year - OH grew some garlic in the empty patch last autumn - very good garlic but I'm envious of your beans - I've bought some frozen ones 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:11

You obviously got him before the manufacturers had finished him off! 

Broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:46

I blanch them for about a minute then plunge into iced water - cool - drain - dry on tea towel and freeze. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:22

But how many cafés serve well-cooked fresh veg? All I'm offered in many places are frozen peas or the ubiquitous salad made from chunks of chilled red pepper and wet iceberg lettuce - and have you tasted some of the coleslaw offered in most chain restaurants/cafés? 

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:27

Glad you enjoyed the performance 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41

Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2014 at 06:16

Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 18:54

Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:27

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 14:46

DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 22:02
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