Dovefromabove


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Lawn mowing and wormcasts

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 14:05

Only mow when the soil and grass is dry and rake the wormcasts or disperse them by sweeping with a broom or besom before mowing, otherwise you'll end up with muddy patches where weed seeds will happily germinate.


With any luck there will be besoms (witches' brooms ) going cheap after next weekend.

Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 13:59

Update - our espaliered pear produced four pears this year - it's first year of fruiting.  One fruit on each of the four branches of the bottom two tiers.


Andy - I bought mine as a 'maiden' from here https://www.readsnursery.co.uk/ and have been very pleased with it.  I've bought all my fruit bushes/trees from them.  Just email them and tell them that you want to grow an espalier of whichever variety and they'll send you a suitable tree. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 12:36

Oh Busy ((hugs))   


Pat, I've also heard very good things from the FODMAP regime - hope it helps - and in the meantime, yes - let them do a bit for themselves - tell them you've had a migraine 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 11:50

Hello again -  I'm back from the city and waiting to hear from the garage re the MOT etc.  as the garage is on the northern edge of the city I had to get a bus into the centre and another from there to home - thank goodness for the bus pass   While I was in the city centre I walked through the market and picked up some pork chops for supper, and also managed to get a top from M&S 


Now I'll see what everyone's been up to ... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 09:13

 Obelixx    here is a link to my friend Ian's website and recipe for guinea fowl - I add chopped quince to the apple - it also works really well with pheasant.  http://www.souvigne.com/recipes/main130.htm 


Must get ready to take the car to the garage - see you later folks ...... 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:33

Good morning all  gday Pat  Hi Edd 


This morning I'll be taking the car for it's service and mot   I'll leave it there and come home on the bus. But first I'll have another coffee ...

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 23:10

Hello folks  We're home and just going to bed  


Obxx I'll find your recipe in the morning. 


Sweet dreams folks ...

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:28

LoadS of useful short videos on this GW site. Check out the How To tab. And we get several queries  on here every year about banana plants so as you say, something for everyone 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:15

Obxx I love quinces. They keep well and just one will perfume a room. one of my favourite recipes is to use it in a pot roasted pheasant or guinea fowl. If you're interested I'll find the recipe when we get home tonight. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:12

Good morning all 


Such sad news Pdoc ((Hugs))


at times like this it's hard to remember that there is more good in the world than bad and more love than hate  and it's so important that we keep showing love and kindness and giving it air and sunshine so that it grows - A generation that grows up without it will never understand the beauty of peace and love. 

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