Dovefromabove


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Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 14:27

Apparently there's a campaign on Twitter asking Obama to come to the UK and take over as Prime Minister 


https://www.indy100.com/article/barack-obama-uk-prime-minister-7410116?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100 

Last edited: 13 November 2016 14:30:44

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:47

Fidget - Wonky said the pruning trainer was really good - a specialist who loved ornamental shrubs and whose priority it was to show the plant to its best advantage.  


If any of you love it as much as we do, 'Oliver!' - the proper 1968 version with Ron Moody and Oliver Reed - is on GOLD (or rather XMAS GOLD)  this afternoon starting at 2.25pm 

unidentified fungi

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 13:31

Possibly honeyfungus - can't see the stem (called a stipe) - does it have a 'collar' around it?  Do the gills touch the stipe?  


It's not going to do you or anyone else any harm.  In fact honeyfungus is edible when cooked (though not very tasty).


The main part of any fungus is the mycelium (a bit like roots) which will be under the ground all over your garden, feeding on rotting organic matter, tree roots etc - the fungus you see is just the fruiting body and it  will disappear as soon as the weather conditions  turn colder.  It will probably pop up again for a few days when the conditions are right next autumn.


There is nothing you need or can do to get rid of it.  


The only drawback to having honey fungus in your garden is that it may attack some varieties of trees and shrubs.  The RHS has a list of  susceptible and resistant plants - there's a link on this site  https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180 


Some people think it's a disaster to have honey fungus in the garden, but there are many famous and beautiful gardens that co-exist with it ......... and like other fungi, it is very beautiful 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:11

Fairy 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:03

There are certainly different styles of punctuation - when working on legal documents years ago there was hardly any punctuation used other than full stops - language had to be clear enough to be unambiguous without commas and colons.  


Nowadays the style of punctuation I learned in grammar school would be considered heavy-handed by editors of contemporary literature.  The old style will probably make a reappearance at some time - these things go in cycles - but  a 'light touch' is certainly what is favoured today.  


Last edited: 13 November 2016 12:04:07

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:57

Walnuts

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:30

Thought as much Obelixx - probably the reason I don't live in France   


But there should be some Petit Salé - and Roquefort might do - and you have the wonderful Jambon de Vendée ... and you could always make a pork pie when you get that oven sorted out .... 

Walnuts

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:13

Eat them with a pork pie, smoked gammon, cold sliced Petit salé and stilton - I love them, but some people find them a bit OTT - best check with OH and perhaps get him to try one if he's not had them before - they're a bit of a faff to make if no one's going to enjoy them.  They're not easy to come by and usually only appear in the shops around now in the run up to Christmas.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:54

You can have my oomph Joyce - that way it'll not be my fault if I don't have any 

Walnuts

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:48

Dry them and store them in their shells.  Use with goats cheese, figs, honey and chicory or in cakes and sweetmeats.


Next year pick some while you can still get a darning needle through the green husk and brine and pickle them 

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