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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Bindweed :(

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:30

The trick with glyphosate is that after you've sprayed you must wait for the foliage to go brown and begin to wither before you pull it up - it may take a couple of weeks or more - only then will the glyphosate have travelled down to the roots and killed them - if you pull the weeds up too soon the roots will still be alive and will grow again 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:25

Yep, Seville oranges - and this year I'm using Demerara sugar for a slightly caramelised flavour - as per the River Cottage Preserves book. 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:22

That Wet & Forget looks interesting - I might investigate it further before I buy the Karcher I've been threatening to get 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 07:09

Good morning all   Marmalade boiling day - the house will smell wonderful - then Aubergine parmagiana to make for supper - the house will smell even wonderfuller 

Didn't go to bed at 8.30 last night Panda, but I've found knitting and noodling with you at the same time impossible - you get tangled up with the wool, especially as it's a lacy pattern 

Did I tell you all that daughter got the job she wanted last week   Very proud - she's been working in retail (wedding dresses) as a temporary measure ever since she graduated, hoping to get a job with Mencap, and she's done it!!!   

Pod, I remember son's first day - he was fine but his best friend escaped from the school and ran all the way home!!!!!!!!!!!!  That was in the days before schools were the impregnable fortresses that they are now.  


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:43

Right, feet up and knitting now - see you in the morning folks - sweet dreams 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:37
allium2 wrote (see)

Fairygirl you weren't the only one that laughed out loud

Think that was several of us 

OK - G&Ts all round  ............................. rhubarb crumble's all gone now - latecomers will have to beg for chocolate crumbs from Philippa 

It's been a lovely day



Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:18
....  Sorry...........this is nothing to do with gardening....other than the Mint and Chillies..............

It's a long established fact that gardeners also talk about cake, rhubarb crumble, donuts, cheese scones, wine, beer and ...................... chocolate 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:13

G&T being poured .............. rhubarb crumble and custard is ready -  form an orderly queue ................ 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:10

It is deliciously sweet - really very good indeed - and we've not started on the crumble yet - but we might need some for a niblet before bedtime 


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:07

I'm not desperately keen on coconut Philippa, but I love dark chocolate and marzipan  

The almond ones sound fab -  I don't have a Nut allergy - well, not unless she's in a really bad mood 

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