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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Best organic fertiliser

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 09:35

I also use FB&B for most things, and organic pelleted chicken manure.  I also use Westland organic Farmyard manure - particularly on the veg patch where it is rapidly improving the structure as well as the fertility of our very free draining sandy loam.


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 06:41

Morning Chicky  

Knee is mending, thanks for asking.  Feels a bit stiff and tender but it has been worse.  

I love Christmas leftovers - one of the best things ever is making a Pastilla with left-over turkey - absolutely fab!!!


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 06:27

If they're not very productive now they're not going to do well in pots.  I agree with Bob - find it an out of the way corner and then spend a bit of time preparing the plot really well - it will repay you in crumbles and pies and have you tried R Blanc's recipe for rhubarb sorbet?  Delicious!!!

And when it grows well because of the good preparation of the soil, it'll be a pleasure to look at too, statuesque and gorgeous - at least the equal of it's ornamental cousins. 


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 06:19

Good morning all - body clock's forgotten I've retired!!!


Sounds like it's Verdun making the mess!!!

Definitely hedgehog poo.  Hedgehog will be hibernating in the pampas  It takes a while for them to settle - they don't just 'switch off' immediately, and we've seen them come out in the daytime to gather more leaves to improve their 'duvet'.  How exciting 

I'm not a huge turkey fan either, although if we have one we usually get a free range black one from the farm shop and they're much more tasty than the more usual ones.  This year, as there's only going to be a few of us for Christmas lunch, we're having a goose - I do love goose.  OH has ordered it from work.  Next mission is to identify a couple of bottles of French Pinot Noir to go with it 


Posted: 03/12/2013 at 19:26


Hi Lily and Mrs G   I got some paperwork done 

Punkdoc - thanks for reminding me - the level in the bottle's getting a bit low 



Posted: 03/12/2013 at 18:54

And the bees just love them 

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 18:22

Another one perfect for dribbling over ice cream then 

Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 18:10

Artjak that looks fantastic - and will be ready by Christmas!!! 

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 03/12/2013 at 17:46

That's a good point - my son inherited a holly which had obviously grown from a dropping from a bird sitting on top of a telegraph post.  The holly was getting much too big for where it was, not to mention that it was about to get tangled in the wires - British Telecom paid for it to be taken down. 


Posted: 03/12/2013 at 17:13

KEF ((hugs)) at least if you're cooking it'll be done properly - that's my theory!!!

Anyone seen 4thPanda - is she back yet? 

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Wasps - such useful creatures

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