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Help identifying plant or weed.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:46

Meant to say - it's a 'hedgerow herb' and there are lots of recipes for it.  Just a few here

Also the food plant of the orange tip butterfly - one of the first butterflies of spring.

Help identifying plant or weed.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:41

I know the second one (allaria petiolata)  as Hedge Garlic, aka Jack by the Hedge, Garlic Mustard and Hedge Mustard

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:16

I know Phillippa - over 21C in the shade today - the under gardener wore his sunhat while digging the new bed!!!

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:08

aym - Obelixx is talking about growing PSB from seed - purple sprouting broccoli

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:38

Cornish sardines (aka pilchards) from Waitrose (the local supermarket in the village)  £1.89 for six.  - also the samphire from there.

A bit later in the season we'll be getting local samphire from the fish van that visits, but it's too early yet. 

Or we can pick some when we go to the coast (I know a secret spot )

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:20

 Fresh sardines, new potatoes, purple sprouting and samphire for supper tonight

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:01

Duh!  I misread ... sorry

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 17:35
darren636 wrote (see)
Well I'm jealous.

.... of the snake's lunch?


If you spend long enough laying on your tummy on the lawn looking into a pond, you're bound to see something interesting sooner or later .... I snuck indoors to get the camera walking soooooooooo carefully so I didn't make any vibrations, then crawled low on my tummy with the camera - I couldn't believe my luck

An old school friend of my son's is one of the cameramen on Springwatch - he was dead impressed  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 17:13

Hottest day of the year so far 21.4C in the shade earlier on.  No wonder the under gardener is sitting down with a well-deserved beer - he's done getting on for half the digging - extended the veg patch and made a good start on the new bed.  Now the robin is busy picking over the soil - lots of worms in there so he's happy.

Just going to prep some Cornish sardines, samphire, purple sprouting and Rosevaal potatoes for supper ...

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 17:00

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