Dovefromabove


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Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 14:41

I bring in evergreens, pine and spruce - they exude woodland smells as the house warms up.  I also make pomanders with oranges and cloves (like these http://www.simplebites.net/how-to-make-spiced-orange-pomander-balls/ ) and keep some in a pretty bowl by the fireplace.  


And I cook - there's always something baking, roasting or simmering when someone comes to the door - gingerbread, ginger biscuits, spiced baked gammon, baking potatoes with honey and sesame chipolatas or buffalo wings - and after Christmas there's soup on the hob, made with the carcass of whichever poultry or other beast has helped us with our festivities.


And then of course, there's mince pies and mulled wine ................... 

dip in the lawn

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 12:39

Unless the dip in the lawn is very shallow, it's much better (and quicker) to deal with it by peeling back the turf, adding the topsoil and reinstating the turf, as shown here 


http://www.lawnsmith.co.uk/topic/repair-renovation/repairing-the-lawn


Scroll down to Bumps and hollows.


But do it in the spring, not now.  

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 12:33

Banana factoid:  If you peel a banana from the bottom up (holding on to the stem like a handle), you will avoid the stringy bits that cling to the fruit inside.


http://thebananapolice.com/fun-facts/ 

Laurel bushes

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 10:43

I agree with Bob - go ahead if the planting site is ready - they shouldn't need much if any water if your soil is like ours at the moment.  


If your soil is really sodden I'd leave them where they are until it's a bit drier.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 10:30

Only down to 3.4C in the back garden last night, but ice still on the windscreen in the front at 10am this morning!  


5.4C in the back garden at the moment, a pale blue sky and still. 

What kind of Potato is this?

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 10:23

Not brilliant for mashing, but they'll make lovely roasties for your Christmas Dinner 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 10:20

Happy birthday Obelixx - enjoy your outing 



What's an x between friends 

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 10:11

Did you know you can freeze brown bananas in their skins ... you don't even have to wrap them in clingfilm.  Then you can take them out and make banana cake when it's convenient, rather than feel you 'have to make it today' because there's brown bananas in the fruit bowl.  


Giving lessons in procrastination ... who?  me?   

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 08:53

Then I'd bake it in the oven and have it with yoghurt and honey

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 08:38

Throw it this way LB - I love under ripe bananas. OH likes the brownish ones 

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