Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Animals & Man or Man & Animals.

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 17:08

As someone who grew up on a pig farm, I've always agreed with Winston Churchill's opinion that, "Dogs look up to you; cats look down on you ... but pigs is equal." 

Help!! Non gardening issue

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 17:05

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 17:04

We buy those for the baby robins Dacha ... they live in the salad drawer in the fridge 

Help!! Non gardening issue

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 17:00
B3 says:

My flour was in a sealed container but the little B@@@@@s got out

I'll be inspecting all my food to see if it moves.

See original post

 Here you are, you can borrow this 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 16:57

NannyB ... you're very kind ... but there's lots of lovely kind and wise people on here ... we all feel the benefit of their collective good natures ... they make this a lovely place to be 

Diseased honeysuckle

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 16:54

Powdery mildew .  Honeysuckles are susceptible to powdery mildew when they're too dry at the roots.  They need a lot of watering, especially when they're planted at the base of a wall.

 I would give it a bucket full of water three times a week, whether it rains or not, from now until the end of September.  

Start doing the same again at the beginning of March right through to September every year and also in March give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone as directed on the pack.  

Help!! Non gardening issue

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 16:47

Yep, they get in most 'dried foodstuffs'.  They'll lurk in cracks in shelving and love the damp so now you've wiped it all out try to dry it properly.  If the little so and so's keep reappearing store all your dried foodstuffs in sealed containers, jars, plastic boxes etc.  Total PITA  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 13:43
Obelixx says:

Received my copy of The Garden today.  Got to love the headline on the front "Make space for Cosmos"!

 He doesn't really need that sort of encouragement does he? 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 13:15

Perhaps more like this than Nigella LOL

But seriously...   just full of energy from 6 weeks on the sofa ........  I'll have used it all up soon and return to my usual more relaxed style of doing things   But there are definitely times when I get a real urge to cook, and as OH wants to make a curry for supper I got my cooking fix this morning. 

There will be plenty of pavlova to share this evening Fairy ... I mean, there's only the two of us here and it's got to be eaten somehow    

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 11:44

My OH is a black haired blue eyed  white skinned skinny-ribs of Scottish ancestry ......... 

Right, I've been creative in the kitchen ... I made mayonnaise yesterday for the chicken salad, so today I had three egg whites in the fridge ... I've just added another and made a Pavlova ... then with the 1 egg yolk I made some shortcrust pastry for a smoked salmon and chard quiche tomorrow ... I picked up some nearly out of date double cream in the farm shop the other day so that's been in the freezer but is out now and in the fridge to defrost.  

Then I made a fruit compote with the last of last year's raspberries and blackberries and some blueberries from the supermarket ... that'll be dolloped over whipped cream on the pavlova.  

Another day of feeling particularly angelic   I think it's a reaction to having spent 6 weeks on the sofa   

OH has been angelic too, and watered and fed the cues, toms, figs etc 

I probably need to wash the kitchen floor   ... but I'd better have a coffee first 

Last edited: 01 August 2017 11:45:00

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