Dovefromabove


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Songs for Valentine's Day

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 21:01

Awww!  Happy Anniversary Smiffy

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 20:52

Looks like a queue is forming ...

Never had an email from this site

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:38

I don't get notifications about Private Messages either ... but I'm ever hopeful

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:36

Hello folks!  Back from visiting Ma (confused but happy) and son, fine but totally pee'd off with guess who?  British Gas!!!  Couldn't organise a whatsit in a brewery.  When I left he was waiting for a senior manager to phone with a promised apology. 

Saw lots of snowdrops, daffodils, prunus blossom and primroses along the hedgerows and banks - gorgeous

Now I'm going to flollop on the sofa and see what you lot have been up to ...........

Songs for Valentine's Day

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:12

I'll start off, with what I think is the most romantic song in the world, ever

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=song+true+love+bing+crosby&view=detail&mid=C856EBC6E75274BE77DDC856EBC6E75274BE77DD&FORM=VIRE2

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:02

Wonky - your hub would turn up ... you know he would ... even if his mother in law had to remind him

 

While I'm on the subject ........... can I change my mind about my dinner companion?

I'm having Eddie Izzard   How could I have thought of anyone else?  i

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 10:26

Right, off to visit Ma .......... see you later folks  - have a good day

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 10:22

KEF, try the marmalade with this weekend's curry and see if he notices that

Have you tried this mango chutney? http://recipeinabox.bhajiman.co.uk/gluten-free-curry-kits/premium-mango-chutney.html

It's the nicest I've ever tasted, not gloopy and syrupy, just really tasty.  The Bhajiman lives near Norwich and his business has grown out of his retirement hobby - watch out those of you who think that retirement is about taking it easy  

plugs turn white and kill my cuttings.

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 09:46

No probs - we'll get there

So, if I've understood properly you've taken some cuttings and put them in these little jiffy pellets made of coir and peat etc.  and now they've dried out.

To be honest I don't like these jiffy plugs and peat pots etc.  As you say I find it very difficult to regulate the watering properly.  I think they probably work for large scale commercial operations, but not so good on a small scale.

I use little second hand plastic pots for cuttings, several cuttings around the edge of a pot.  They're cheap (or even given away at some garden centres), and can be washed out and reused hundreds of times, so work out even cheaper. 

I also save yoghurt pots etc for the same thing - make several holes in the bottom with a hot bbq skewer and you have a little pot

Purple sprouting brocoli

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 09:35

We all live and learn Veggie fingers

Many years ago when I had an allotment we had the most horrendous winter, and many of the old allotmenteers' purple sprouting looked dead or dying so they pulled it up.  I had a young family and wasn't able to work on the allotment much in the winter and although I meant to pull it up I didn't get around to it  ......... by the time the village Spring Horticultural Show happened my broccoli had recovered and was producing a fantastic crop and it was the only broccoli in the village - mine was the only entry in the Broccoli Class in the show and I won first prize!!!

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