Latest posts by Dovefromabove

House plant unwell

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:03

I agree.  Yellowing at the tips of the leaves is often a sign of overwatering in houseplants.

Give your husband full marks for even noticing - so often plants in offices are ignored until they're dead!

Discouraging Wasps

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 14:27
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

My wasps and hornets seem to get on OK together. ...

All that Gallic fraternité I suppose

I'd please

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 14:23

Oooh Hosta, your IT skills are improving !!!

Talkback: How to grow Swiss chard

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 14:19

Not as keen on the red and rainbow coloured ones - they seem a bit stringy when compared to the lovely broad white stems and wonderful flavour of 'Lucullus'


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 14:14

Sweet dreams Pat

P'diddling down out there now - just popped out for some mint for mint sauce - OH is bringing some chump chops home for supper

Settling down on the sofa with the knitting now - Miss Marple is on tv (Alibi channel).


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 13:30
Fairygirl wrote (see)
...  I'll improve the cage next year - make a proper timber frame etc. Might get summat to make a roof to keep them dry. Maybe some perspex for the side which gets the worst of the rain....taking that too far now...   ........


I think you could make a bit more of an effort Fg - other people provide much better accomodation



Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:38

That's nifty Fg

It's miserable out there - I've done some bits but need OH's muscle to help me dig up some autumn raspberries - I know it's a bit early but we're giving them to a friend of a friend and will only be that way next week ....... and they're taking over the rest of the fruit patch and some of them have to go. 

Anyway, I've checked the forecast for tomorrow and it says dry and sunny - the rest of the gardening jobs have been deferred until tomorrow ...... it's now lunchtime - Waitrose's tinned sardines piccante in a wholemeal bread sandwich with some sliced sweet and sour pickled red onion slices -  very yummy!!!

Discouraging Wasps

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:21
jo47 wrote (see)

I really think wasps need a new PR assistant 


pansyface wrote (see)

They need a new name. How about Greenflygobbler or Aphidalarm or Bugbandit or Caterpillarcatcher?

Pansyface has the job


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:16
Liriodendron wrote (see)

Runny, I'm pretty sure we put the clocks back tonight, not Sunday.  But no doubt I'll be corrected if wrong...   ....................Re Dove's leek & potato soup:  OH is supposed to be on a low salt diet, so 3/4 tablespoon of salt sounds a bit extreme - though I guess using stock would mean you could reduce the salt. .....

Clocks - strictly speaking clocks go back at 2am Sunday morning - but we adjust them Saturday night just before going to bed, and I suspect lots of people do the same

Re the soup - I agree, I wouldn't use that much - I add a bit, taste and adjust accordingly Ian is a retired professional chef and wine expert - his recipes sometimes seem a bit salty for modern tastes - I think that was the way he was trained (a good while back now).  I suspect that he doesn't use quite as much salt nowadays as he used to, but he developed his recipe databas quite a while ago.

Discouraging Wasps

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 12:11

I was stung on the hand by a queen wasp earlier this week, and I still welcome them into the garden

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