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Posted: 21/09/2013 at 08:42

Weren't those echinaceas gorgeous? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 08:02

Verdun - so sorry to hear of such sadness - there are no words that will help, but hopefully you and your friend can feel the warmth and love we're sending.


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 07:57

Good morning all 

A gardening and baking weekend beckons 

As for Green Tomato Chutney Lilleybee - here you are and welcome


House plants

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 21:21

Here you are Diddy - take your pick


Walnut Harvest

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 21:15

Green with envy - don't have a single one - but then we don't have a walnut tree so it would be expecting a bit much to hope for a crop.

 I've already purchased some jars of pickled walnuts and they're hidden away from everyone (me mainly) until Christmas.  There was time when I had access to walnut trees, my own and those of neighbours .... memories

I seem to remember it was the crows that did the thieving of unripe walnuts back then.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 20:02

We cleaned our BBQ last weekend and stored it away - that's why we've got this lovely Indian Summer   

Say thank you everyone 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 19:30

Stacey - you have a Fairy Godmother


(or was it Verdun in disguise?)

Here you are Woody that should set you up to do my two little lawns   After all, if you don't stay mobile you'll stiffen up ....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 18:49

Good evening folks   I've had a lovely day in the garden, replanting tubs, potting up bulbs, general tidying and sending snails on their hols - hope they're not airsick 


Remember NDN and the poorly cat - she's still at the vet's - had to go to a Special Vets but is now back at the local one - hopefully home tomorrow - vet did tests and thinks it was anti-freeze poisoning!  Not really the time of year for anyone to be using that is it? Vet thinks it might be deliberate -

I'm not keen on neighbours' cats using my garden and killing the birds, but I wouldn't harm one.  Poor thing may well have kidney damage and the neighbours have a vet's bill standing at £1,400 at the moment.  Not insured.  And their car needs a new engine. 

Sunset Squash?

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 18:13

Hi, the local farm shop has taken delivery of some round orange squashes  (bigger than a grapefruit, smaller than a football) called 'Sunset', but they've not been told anything about it - does anyone know if it's a keeping variety?

Googling hasn't revealed anything.  



Posted: 20/09/2013 at 17:02
MamboMouse wrote (see)

How does someone go about getting some of that cake Dovefromabove?  Think it would do wonders for my ear affliction (not to mention the sight problem - can't see for tomatoes!).

I'm having problems seeing over the top of the tomato mountain here too!

And as for the cake, sorry, that one's earmarked  for Woody - but there will be cake tomorrow - OH came home with duck eggs so there'll be a sponge (with jam and cream) and possibly chocolate brownies, and perhaps some scones, maybe a Peach and Yoghurt cake and if there's time a proper boiled fruitcake - or should I make gingercake?  

And we've lots of eggs so a bacon and egg flan - shall I make sausage rolls as well?  

I'll only have time to do all that because Woody's scarifying my lawn 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Planning planting combinations

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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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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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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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