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Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:08

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:58

Showered now and fed - feet up and second G&T at my elbow 

Supper was splendid if I do say so myself - slow roast belly of Saddleback pork with the crunchiest crackling, roasted butternut squash with a drizzle of maple syrup, and cabbage braised in butter and white wine with fennel seeds and black pepper, with a tablespoon of creme fraiche stirred through it.  

FG the baking was a Spanakopita pie (spinach, feta and ricotta with onion, nutmeg and dill, in a filo pastry case).  We'll have it for supper with a tomato salad tomorrow with my cousins who are over from Tasmania (they're the ones who were in all the papers after the awful fire) and a glass of good French rosé.

We'll finish with the nectarine and raspberry cake - there's some creme fraiche if we need it. 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:29

I'm odd - I  quite like the smell 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:27

Herb Robert - pull it out before it flowers - there will still be some seeds in the soil which will grow, but if you keep pulling it out when you see it, by the second year there will not be much left - I know, we've been here two years, when we came here it was all along the side of the house - there's hardly any left now 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:06

Never seen it in my life before Your Honour 



Posted: 25/08/2013 at 19:02

If you haven't already read them, read Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy - his account of his idyllic childhood amongst the flora and fauna of Corfu.  It's not a book about gardening, but reading it will get your head set right - you will stop thinking about English country gardens etc and it will enable you to embrace the wild flowers and natural landscape of Corfu - all you need to do is to tame little bits of it around your house - when you are able and feel so inclined - the rest of the time you just sit in it - perfect for someone with a dodgy back - and when you're relaxing in the dappled shade of an ancient olive tree looking out across your acre of olive grove with the wildflowers dancing in the breeze, raise a glass of something to Dove 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:46
nutcutlet wrote (see)

and in the glass?

Going to have a shower first - better do that sober 


Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:38

That healthy green shoot near the base - is that coming from above or below the graft point?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:35

Hello - I'm having a sit down - I've been working hard, trimming tomato leaves, pricking out plugs and seedlings, weeding, hoeing, washing, hanging it out and getting it in, baking, answering the phone (more rellies coming in a couple of weeks ) putting the joint in, prepping a squash ......  I need this sit down 



Posted: 25/08/2013 at 17:30

A council can only adopt a road if the owners want them to 


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