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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Butternut Squash

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 21:09

My best suggestion is ....  if you're going to grow a squash grow Crown Prince 

Butternut Squash

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:40

My favourite thing to do with butternut squash is to remove the seeds, cut nto large chunks, toss in olive oil and roast in the oven with the Sunday joint.  There's no need to peel the skin off unless it's very tough, it'll soften as it cooks.

For other ideas there are some more uhnusual recipes here


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:36

Met Office website doesn't talk about snow anwhere in England - overnight frost yes, rain yes, gales yes, but not snow 


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:07



Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:41

Nice to know they're thinking of you Verdun, and that you're getting your just desserts 


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:31

That reminds me of last summer when I was in a shop  in Cornwall selling work by local artists and craftspeople.  

There was a lovely silver bangle set with a large stone of unusual pale green serpentine.

 It was in a locked glass case so the girl behind the desk unlocked it, took the bangle out and bent it slightly to put it over my wrist .......... it snapped in half!!!

I was so relieved that she'd done it and not me 

silly quotes

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:20
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Well i'm back to square one,

Sorry dove still can't get PMs,  just a blank page. But now its worse I can't send them either  

I've sent them a message for you 

Chinese whispers!!!!

unusual bird nest

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:18

You should see our local pair of peregrines pick the woodpigeons off the ridge of our roof !


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:53

Hi Stacey - glad you're home safe and sound.  Fingers crossed for 2 weeks' time 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:51

I studied photography as part of my art school training but back then we were using non-digital SLR cameras, and as you say developing and printing our own prints.

I think that the benefits of digital photography are huge -  if I had to buy film and process and print each photograph, would I be able to learn about my new camera in the way that I am at the moment - it would cost me a fortune!

However, I used to love the tactility of processing film myself, and the smell of the chemicals etc  and the thrill of going into the dark room, never quite knowing what you were going to be able to produce

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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Is it ok for veg patch? 
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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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