Dovefromabove


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Variety identification

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:19

Cook with them and see how they turn out ... some hold their shape, some soften to a fluff ... you'll soon get to know how they react and whether they're best as a purée, or a pie or tart.  I often roast Coxes around a joint of roast pork ... just try and see how they turn out 

Willow - coppice to standard?

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:14

Pollarding is a traditional method of managing willows, particularly in agricultural areas where the poles have been needed for fencing etc, as the new growth is up above the reach of cattle.  Pollards are now appreciated as a decorative feature too.


If you look at this link and scroll down you'll see it discusses changing from coppicing to pollarding


https://www.bluestem.ca/willows-pruning.htm 


Let us know how it goes 

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:05

Mine are outdoors in large buckets ... they get watered once or twice a week.


No splitting and no BER either 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:59

Isn't he supposed to propose a toast to the bridesmaids?   More awkward for him than her  ... she can just sit there and smile and look beautiful and he'll realise he's been a complete idiot ... meanwhile everyone will see that she's much too good for him.  

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:51

That was quick Hosta ... have you had the engine souped up??? !!!

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:49

Chicky ... I've got a friend living in Cyprus ...  today she posted


"If anyone has been listening to the Today programme, we are not really affected by that southern European weather system. Our weather is dominated by the Anatolian plateau and the Middle East, we are expecting a M E heat wave next week...".

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:35

Yvie, keep the wet weather over your way please .... I'm just about to hang a quilted mattress protector on the line 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:34

That link to Lincoln Longwools isn't working on here ... it works via Google ... here's a pic 


Aren't they fabulous 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:30

Just heard from son ... he was in the stadium last night ... watched Mo and Usain  then was in the VIP lounge at the same time as them afterwards (son was doing comms, whatever that is) .


He said Usain Bolt was very interested in the technology, cameras, lighting, sound etc asking the cameramen if he could have a go ....... he chatted to a girl who was doing the lighting ... she had to go and sit down for five minutes afterwards  


Son said Bolt is very tall ... and Mo isn't 

Splitting Tomatoes

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:27

Splitting usually means too much water after the skins have set.  I'd cut back on the watering ... only water when the top inch of the compost is dry.  

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