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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 07:16

Good morning all   

I slept like a log and had some very strange dreams! and then woke late (for me!)  - only had once mug of coffee so far!

But I have been out in the garden and checked on things - hedgehogs have eaten their supper  - the strange unidentified squash that is growing from the homemade compost I spread on the veg patch is now halfway up the raspberries in the northerly direction, halfway across the french beans in the westerly direction, and encroaching on the lawn in the southerly direction, and has two flowers on it.  I wonder what it will produce - if anything? 

And Verdun, I keep meaning to tell you - Starchild has flower buds 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:13

Lily - I left work on 5 November - you may have noticed that there were fireworks!!! 

Have a lovely celebration with nice colleagues - if grotbags notices maybe the penny will drop!!! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:07

Hello folks - I'm back   

Used to listen to Chris Evans on the way to work - I do listen to him in the morning at home, but it's not the quite same as frightening fellow commuters by singing along to How do you like your egg in the morning? with my top down while stuck in the traffic on the Riverside 

Spent a nice time with son - we did some shopping - he made lunch then he cut the hedge (neighbour's brambles invading ) and I sprayed some green alkanet .

Then I visited the Aged Ps - Pa was frail but fine - Ma was confused and cantankerous and no one could do anything right - it's at times like this I'm sort of relieved that she can't walk more than a few steps 'cos she'd be a nightmare 

I stayed for quite a while to try to help her relax but it didn't really do a lot of good - when I walked out I felt like screaming  - stopped off at a little shop and bought a Diet Coke to keep me going on the journey home ( it's just over an hour).  

I'd bought some meat from son's butcher for supper, but when I got home OH sat me in the sofa, gave me a very large Campari and soda and made a quick supper of bacon, eggs, fried tomatoes and fried new potatoes - served with Stokes Bloody Mary tomato sauce - fabulous comfort food and a fabulous OH - I am very lucky 

Bekkie - hope you're recovered very soon ((hugs))

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:51

We like to eat young beetroot roasted with a sour cream dressing, sometimes with the addition of some horseradish (brilliant accompanying roast beef).

And a few years ago I made a Beetroot chilli relish - it was fabulous - I made loads of it and included it in some Christmas hampers for friends and rellies.  Everyone loved it.

I bookmarked the link to the website, but it seems that the site is down   but if anyone is into pickles and chutney making it would be pretty easy to reproduce - it involved raw grated beetroot, a sprinkling of chilli flakes, a mix of cider and balsamic vinegar and dark muscavado sugar if I remember correctly 

Conundrum

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:37

Squidge them!  They may look like eggs, but they're tiny baby greenfly, and they're already pregnant when they're born!!!   The ladybirds will find plenty of other aphids to eat 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:24

Right - I'm off - DS has just phoned and asked me to bring some garden shears with me!!! 

New lawn problems

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 10:15

Don't suppose anyone ever parks a car there do they?  I've seen fuel leaks etc do that sort of damage - but I can't see any tyre tracks. 

Achillea

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:37

Now that I've retired I've resolved to be more consistent re dead-heading in the summer, and it's certainly paying dividends; but what about achilleas?

I've read conflicting information.  Some say deadhead them, some don't.  Some say leave the seeds for the finches; some say cut and dry the flowers for winter decorations.

Do you deadhead your achilleas?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:23

Like your Style Pdoc   I'll Council you to shop wisely at the GCs 

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