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Pigeons eating fruit blossom

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 11:13

You could try hanging old CDs, scrunched up kitchen foil and other reflective rattly clattery things from the branches - pigeons are incredibly stupid and seem to take fright at a lot of harmless things - maybe that's cos Pansyface keeps charging up and down waving and screaming at them - she's making them nervous!

Good luck!

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

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 10:09
Lou12 wrote (see)

I've always wanted to go to Aldeburgh (becasue of the MR James connection), is it a nice place to spend a weekend?

Lovely - absolutely lovely, as is the whole area - and of course there's the Aldeburgh Festival etc and loads of other interesting stuff happening around,  yet it's still pretty unspoilt and rural.  Minsmere RSPB reserve just up the coast, plus the wonderful Walberswick, Southwold and Dunwich ... I could go on and on - it's my old stamping ground and I love it.  If you want any info just shout

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 10:04

I agree Aster - but this government really doesn't understand how most people think and feel.

Those who have already decided to vote to stay in don't need it; those who have already decided to vote out will be angered, and those who have yet to make up their minds will feel patronised.

An own goal if ever there was one

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:54

Our blue sky has disappeared

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 09:52
punkdoc wrote (see)

I would argue, that the money we will lose, if we leave the EU, will be far more.

I'm with you there Pdoc

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  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

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