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Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:08

Love the smells of a dairy farm - reminds me of home 

 

A poultry farm would be a different matter

Forum picture

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:05

Which is why I'm surprised that someone with 'basic police training' would do such a thing - totally unethical and against the principle of any Public Services training in my experience. To be charitable I think it's a very long time since Mike's training - he may have forgotten some of it.

However, it's a good opportunity to remind us all to be careful with personal information online

covering the gardenbbbb

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:53

I don't like covering soil with plastic.  Far better in my experience to rough dig  then let the frost and air get at it to do their work and let the birds scratch around for any pests that might be lurking there, then spread well-rotted manure and/or compost in late winter/early spring. 

Talkback: Using nettles in the kitchen

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:02

I love steaming young nettles and mixing them with mashed potatoes to make champ - delicious and full of iron and vitamins.

Identify - Bush / Hedge

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:00

I can't see the picture very clearly, but it looks like one of the escallonias to me - there are different varieties/colours and they can make very good hedges.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:45

Rake up the leaves, take some hardwood cuttings, keep an eye on seedlings in the coldframe, prune the grapevine, mulch around the rhubarb and the front border.  If the weather ever dries a bit I need to dig over the planned extension to the Little Wilderness and spread compost there.  The broken wrist stopped that happening earlier in the autumn. 

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:06

So nice to have someone on tv who doesn't appear to have had cosmetic surgery or wear loads of make up and clothes dictated by a stylist.  Just being an ordinary person on tv seems to make one extra-ordinary these days.

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Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:02

Don't want to be a kill-joy Mike, but that's really not recommended internet practice safety-wise - posting your real name and your photograph on a public online forum.  That's why most of us use a Nom de plume and an avatar as our Forum ID.

I would have thought that with your Basic Police Training you'd be recommending the opposite - not trying to get people to reveal information about themselves that could make them unsafe!  We don't keep our identities and addresses hidden for fun - it's for safety online.

It's not just children that can be used and abused online - the safety information given here http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/staying-safe-online should be used by everyone.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 07:39

Good morning all

Glad Madame B was good BL - but I wish you'd kept your cold to yourself - my head and nose iare stuffed up

Rain has been tipping down all night and looks like continuing - no leaf raking today.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 18:36

((hugs)) for Verdun and everyone else - supper eaten, a couple of glasses of Sauv B taken, I'm feeling  but I've challenged OH to a game of chess .... can I fall asleep while he's doing the washing up .... sweet dreams folks

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