Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Coping with withdrawal symptoms

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 08:16

The freezer has to be filled with mince pies and sausage rolls. Christmas puddings and cake must be made. Pears must be pickled and so must peaches. 

Gardening? Well amaryllis must be potted 6 weeks before Christmas. 

i think my time will be filled pretty adequately

There will also be forum queries to read and catalogues to read ...

Wishfull thinking?

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 07:42

Some people really don't have enough to do. Is there no amateur dramatic society in the area?  they've been known to provide acceptable mischief for idle hands to do

Last edited: 21 October 2017 07:43:34

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 06:53

Good morning all 

Hope those who need it are getting someore sleep. 

Obelixx re the dressmaking blog ... Earlier in the blog she says the attack was five years ago in a beautiful country far from home ... I presume she was 'travelling'. 

Take care when Brian arrives folks. Son has to travel to meet him for a job tonight. Good job he's a big strong chap ... 

Pear tree

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 22:18

Not that I'm aware of, and there's no need anyway. The leaves are about to fall and good garden hygiene as I described above helps prevent the spores overwintering on fallen leaves and now you know what to look for you can remove any affected leaves next year before it spreads over the whole tree. 

Last edited: 20 October 2017 22:20:18

Wishfull thinking?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 22:13

Kind of you to register a vote of confidence Edd but I think your gallantry is unneeded ... I've a feeling it's the OPs neighbour who has the dramatic tendencies (although I did once have a part in A MidSuffolk Night's Dream  three evening performances and a matinee).

Kale harvesting

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 18:41

Hello Forkers.....It's October!

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 17:11
Dachalover says:

 ....I used to wear something like her furry gilet in the 60s 

 So did I  ... obviously we were both very cool 

Kale harvesting

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 16:49

You mean there's another 'X Factor' other than the one in the top of the cabbage stalk 

Pear tree

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 16:21

Yes, pear rust.  Pick off affected leaves and bag and bin them.  Rake up fallen leaves and mulch the soil beneath the tree to help prevent recurrence in the future.

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