Dovefromabove


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:47

Hic!        

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 19:41

I've just been rootling around in the crates in the garage - I've found an unopened bottle of sloe gin that I made in 2004 ... well, it was unopened when I found it ...

Raised bed / planters made of wood crates - what to line with

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 17:45

How big are they?

Height, width, depth etc and what sort of sun/shade does the spot where you're going to place them get?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 17:16

  Equinoxes are around 21 March and 23 September when day and night are of equal length.

Think you mean the Winter Solstice 21/22 December, when the period of daylight is at it's shortest - my son was born 22 December.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 17:04

Yule will suit me fine - celebrating the turn of the year with feasting, wassailing and holly and ivy etc. 

If you look at the words of The Holly and the Ivy, you can see how the Church was putting religious symbolism onto the old traditions.

 

what is this vegetable? ID please

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 16:53

Ours are tucked up snuggly somewhere - think they're under the neighbour's hedge.

Which tree?

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 16:47

Basic Birds and Bees ... male flowers produce the pollen which pollinates the female flowers which produce the berries. 

What can cause confusion is that some female holly varieties have male names e.g. Golden King is a female and Silver Queen is a male.

More explanation here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/advice-blogs/help-and-advice/december-2014/how-the-holly-got-its-berries

Helpfully Ilex JC van Tol is self-fertile

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 16:41

Deconstructed ... like those deconstructed cheesecakes they keep making on Masterchef

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 15:44
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Oooh sausage rolls - I wonder if Spike could spare a couple

Wow!  Wishes do come true!  OH just came home with some lovely homebaked sausage rolls  from the farmshop - freebies

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 13:34

Then treat yourself gently for the next 48 hours BL


 

 Exciting news re the cottage

 

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