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Is this edible?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:14

RIP Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:11

I agree. I think she was the driving force in transforming Chatsworth.

Since the next generation took over, i have grave doubts about some of their Modern Art installations. Far too much Emporers new clothes for me.  The installation by the long lakes  2 years ago, looked like a pile of scrap metal, and totally ruined the classic view.

Is this edible?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:09

Yes, I think they look like rose hips. The hairs inside form itching powder. You can make rose hip jam combined with apples, or rosehip syrup, sieving out the hairs.

To cut back or not to cut back...

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:05

I tend to leave seed heads, and then have a mass tidy up in February or March, to enable new growth to come through easily. If its mildewed, you might as well chop it off.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 20:01

Five tubs planted. Tulips, daffs, crocus, chicken wire, frustrated squirrel on top.

I'm going to use de caen anemones for the top layer of most, or snowdrops.

I havn't decided what to do with the jumbo marrow. It has a prominent place on the draining board.

Next job is harvesting 20 buffyball winter squashes to add to four crown prince drying off in the polytunnel. My beans have about finished, only a few sweetcorn left. I've emptied the tomato pots, reusing the compost for bulbs with a bit of added FBB.

Have a good evening folks.

Garden full of rubble and weeds - can we go grow veg?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 23:31

I remove all rubble every time i dig. Part of my garden has an old farm track under it. All sorts come up with the bricks and cobbles.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 22:21

Verdun, it may be that she is scared or in pain, and unable to express herself properly, it comes out as aggression.  If she is properly looked after, it may settle down. MIL was like that when she had an infection and dehydration, She assaulted ambulancemen, nurses and doctors.  When she came home and had people gently coaxing her to drink and eat, she was nice as pie. She used to get agitated at the TV as she couldn't distinguish between fact and fiction. She thought it was all real. She broke two tellys throwing things at bad men.  We resorted to carefully selected DVD's

Also she had one of those dolls that look like real babies. If she was agitated, the carers would give the"baby" to her to nurse and she would croon lullabies.

Knowing that she will never be 100%  again is hard. I think Nursing care is probably what is needed long term. It is easier than getting her settled in a residential home and then having to move her to somwhere new later on.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:38

It makes you want to stroke the net veil.  I stood in front of it for ages last time we went.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:17

Is that the statue at Chatsworth , David.?

Do you have a close up of the face with the veil over it?

. A masterpiece of carving. Absolutely amazing.


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:05

Bulb order arrived today. Did I really order 300 bulbs?  I have to stop getting carried away with garden porn.

Lasagne pots to plant tomorrow. Do I put tulips at the bottom or daffs at the bottom.?

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ladybirds mating?

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