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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 11:25

Really?  I like pistachios   I'll try that 

Dung v. Manure

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 11:24
raisingirl says:

probably as long as you know what sort of animal it comes from? Carnivore poo isn't a good idea in general, unless it's been very carefully screened for parasites. It needs to be 'well rotted', whatever animal it is from.

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 Trying to think of carnivorous UK farm animals... other than the farm dogs and cats   

Many animals are bedded on woodshavings nowadays ... it sounds to me as if yours may be from horses?  ... it's fine for your allotment or garden..  The shavings take a bit longer than straw to break down so usually benefits from being stacked and allowed to 'mature' a bit before using.  

Last edited: 17 November 2017 11:24:56

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 11:10

Harrumph! Phone call from GP practice ... cholesterol elevated - appointment made for 7/12. 
I've been trying to reduce the levels by changing my diet ... loads of oily fish and fish oils, hardly any full-fat dairy, hardly any alcohol, very little cheese ... however my genetics, the under-active thyroid and lack of exercise following my broken foot seem to have combined to raise it. I've been trying to increase my exercise and started going for gentle walks again, but any downhill slope, even a gentle one, seems to trigger real knee pain for the next 24 hours ...this time in my 'good knee' ... the physio put it down to having been inactive over the summer due to my broken foot and dodgy 'bad knee'. Ever felt that life was conspiring against you? I think she'll prescribe statins ...

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 08:34

Anna Pavord on Desert Island Discs in half an hour!  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 08:25

I've just been down to make another coffee and switch the heating over to 'All Day'. I checked the back garden thermometer - only down to -0.3C. 

It must be much colder in the front garden where it's less sheltered and in a frost pocket - it'a very white out there. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 08:08

S'pose I'd better get up ... 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 08:04

It's beautiful here, with everything white and sparkly in the bright sunshine 

It looks icy underfoot tho'

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 17/11/2017 at 06:59

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Brrrrr! Sharp frost out there ... Take care folks!!!


Posted: 16/11/2017 at 22:56

Youll be able to fit several pulmoniaria into that space. Have a look at astilbe too 

Saving my hydrangea

Posted: 16/11/2017 at 22:54

Hydrangeas sub tropical?   Not any of the ones I've grown over the years ... tough as old boots. Of the ones I've grown in containers - the frost may crack the pots but the hydrangeas survive with no ill effects. 

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