Dovefromabove


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Sudden death!

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:50

Hi Kateandtheclay

I wouldn't have planted a Hydrangea petiolaris in a container - they grow into big hungry plants and need lots of nutrition and water.  If I did put one in a container it would have to be a very large one containing John Innes No 3 loam based compost.

If you've used an ericaceous peat based or multi-purpose compost it's unlikely to be happy there for long.  It is also the preferred home of vine-weevil grubs which will eat the roots of many plants.

When you take it out look for vine weevil grubs among the roots


 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:30

Just had a chat with Wonky - sounds like proper 'flu .... she's at work but is going to try not to do anything strenuous - her Lovely Hub is at home in bed - he's much worse than she is 'cos of his SC.   They're supposed to be coming to us for Sunday lunch ... but we'll see how they are tomorrow ... don't want their germs and also they'll need their rest. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 08:00

Thanks Pat - please thank your Hubby - we'll have a go when SIL is here so he can hold our hand through it

Snow wrote (see)
Morning All

My goodness Dove sounds like she did you proud with her meals when you ate there then.
Your Son did well having two good cooks in his life

Hmmm yes, she was great to start with ....................

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 07:36

Morning Clari   Hope you're feeling better

Ex DIL was Russian - she cooked a good Borscht, (beetroot soup with beef and veg in it - hot not cold), Plov (like a baked lamb pilaff with crispy bits), Pirog, a fantastic meat pie with pastry top and bottom  (you had to have two helpings, one with the top crust and one with the bottom, otherwise it was bad luck), salted dried herring, Russian salad (much much nicer than the tinned one we used to have in the UK) and lots of lovely pelmeni http://pelmeni.co.uk/.  She used to make lots and keep them in the freezer and then take them out and cook them in stock as needed. Piroshki - like little cornish pasties but deep fried. Delicious

Oh, and of course blini (little buckwheat pancakes) with salmon 'caviar' with Smetana (soured cream)  

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 07:03

Hi Pat

I've been meaning to say, we've not been able to access that tv programme you sent us - son says it's because it was from Australian tv and ours is a different system.  My techie son in law is visiting at the weekend ... I'll ask him

Buddleia issues

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 06:59

I've just been reading about the Buddleja bud worm which is a problem in California - no idea if it's over here ........ yet

new neighbours, thoughtless people, no more sun in the sunny bed

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 06:46

I know Ufford  - I went to school at Framlingham, brother and all his family live around Woodbridge and my son lives near Aldeburgh   I used to live in one of those iced houses.  It's the driest part of the country too

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 06:41

Good morning Joyce  and the rest of you as you arrive ... G'day Pat

Quite bright here at the moment, but some big dark clouds hovering around up there too.  Down to 4.8C overnight. Currently 5.5C. 

Help indentify a fragrant shrub/bush SOUTH OF FRANCE

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 06:38

Looks a bit like a choisya ternata ... but not quite right ...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 18:45

Lyn, that's what you've all been paying your Council Tax, Income Tax and National Insurance contributions for all these years - to pay for the help when you need it. 

Nothing to do with the claiming culture.  It's just as much your entitlement as your State Pension - you claim that surely? 

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