Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 17:31

Hello folks ... I'm back home ... a lovely day with Wonky and a successful shopping trip completed    ... Wonky also managed to organise herself a new phone as her other one had been run over by the tractor!!!!!!!!!  It still works but the screen is so badly cracked that texting is 'difficult'

However I've not walked so far since I broke my foot, so tonight I'll put my feet up and we'll have a takeaway delivered 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:26

Right ... off I go ................. see you later folks ............. enjoy your day 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:25

Then I shall wear a burka 

Fruit Preserving Books

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:23

My two 'go to' preserving books are 

'Home Preservation of Fruit and Vegetables' ... an old book published by HMSO for the former Ministry of Agriculture but available here 

and the River Cottage 'Preserves' handbook.  

Replies not working

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:19

You're not the first one to have done that 

A new way of taking cuttings

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:17

I've never had a problem with the types of cuttings mentioned ... most of them produce roots really easily in a jamjar of water on my kitchen windowsill.  I see no need to complicate things 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:14
plant pauper says:

.. . My mum hid vegetables in everything. ...

 I had a very good recipe for Brussels Sprout Soup ......... called Surprise Soup 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:12

Will do Hosta   She got stung by a bee and bitten by a horsefly yesterday ... 

Russet leaves

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:11

Hello Joey ... can you post some photos please and tell us more about your tree, where it is planted, how long it has been there and the conditions.

To post a photo start with the camera icon and follow the instructions ... if the photos don't show try reducing the size ... that usually works.

I'm going out but there are plenty of people around to help ........... good luck 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 09:04

Hosta ((hugs)) hopefully they'll sort you out 

The garden has been full of birds this morning, lots of young blackbirds, blue tits and teenage starlings ......... was a bit like a youth club out there around the pond ... there's a big red ant nest at the side of the pond so that may well have been the attraction. 

I'm off to visit Wonky in a minute ... loaded with cucumbers and raspberries (she has her own tomato plants) and also with a new woolly jumper and some woolly hats for work ... lots of knitting happened while I was laid up ... it's an ill wind and all that 

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