Obelixx


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Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 20:15

Wet, windy and stormy.  I'll believe it when I see it but hope it comes.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 19:50

We're looking dodgy on Wednesday.   I hope so.


Enjoy your Corbett FG, in sunshine or at least not wet or gale forces.


RG - what is slippery elm and where do you find it?   Love the idea of suspicious salukis but I expect it can be a pain sometimes.   

Blackberries

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 18:43

Freeze them in portions to make apple and blackberry crumble or pie, sauce for duck or lamb, eat them fresh or compoted with ice cream, pavlova or yogurt, cakes and muffins.    Some ideas here - https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/search/recipes?query=blackberries and no doubt more on BBC Food.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 18:40

A case of needs must if I want a dress or top or trousers or jacket that fit my hour glass form Clari.  Even jeans need elastic thru the back waist.


Bonzo just hoovers food up altho he's slowed down since we bought the demon feeding bowl which forces him to ferret.  Rasta recently went off their usual food so we buy her a different brand of biccies and then they get a toothy chew every morning and a Jumbone as an occasional treat and a marrow bone to suck and chew if we leave them behind when we go out for a day.   Easy really.   Both in good health with very good teeth and correct weights - Rasta has lost a couple of kilos since we moved here.


Smelly, spiced lamb ribs roasting in the oven for us tonight.  That'll get them excited - to no avail.


How are you apart from dog minding?

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 16:42

Just high cloudy bits here, coming in from the Bay of Biscay to the south west.  No wet stuff.   We seem to be under the jet stream and neither wet nor hot.   I shall try another washload tomorrow.


Possum is manfully stoning a large colanderful of tiny plums which we assume are Mirabelle.   Going to make her some jam to take back to the apartment to keep her going till Xmas.  Some will also become cobbler for dinner tonight.


Himself is walking the dogs at the beach on his own and I am doing battle with a new dress pattern.  Fiddly twisted straps but should be good when done.   

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 13:57

Apparently hotels used to love having bands to stay because they could effectively get a free room/suite refurbishment on the insurance claims.   Never understood the behaviour tho.


Those sheep look like Rasta would if we let her coat grow.  She's just had to have a bath after rolling in something unspeakable.  OH is taken them for a walk along the beach while Possum practises her surfing so she'll no doubt need another bath or at least a good shower.


Hosta - list the damages and losses and withhold all the deposit pending return of keys and then keep it anyway.


DL - dunno if they're edible.   More gourds on here and some very strange "sharing" tomatoes - grow in segments like a mandarine - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/170804%20Potager%20Extraordinaire?sort=2&page=1


I'm off to sow and sew.   No grass to cut till we have enough  rain to make it grow again.   Anyone know rain dances?  tried cycling, going out without a jacket or umbrella, doing a wash, planning a BBQ......

Growing Avacado from seed

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:36

They're from hot countries where drainage is good so I would say John Innes 2 or 3 but do you really want to grow it on?  They're desperately dull with bare stems and very ordinary foliage and by the time it gets to a size that may fruit, you'll have had to remove the house roof to build it a frost free glass lid.

Growing Avacado from seed

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 12:33

They're from hot countries where drainage is good so I would say John Innes 2 or 3 but do you really want to grow it on?  They're desperately dull with bare stems and very ordinary foliage and by the time it gets to a size that may fruit, you'll have had to remove the house roof.

Triffid?

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 10:21

Meanwhile - you could have used google to solve all your other queries about pruning lavender or identifying the buddleia that was cut down and finding suggestions to fill in the blank but you came on here and got real answers from real people speaking from their own experience and giving advice freely.


Don't knock it.    As Dyer's End says, it helps others too.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 10:15

Good morning everyone.    Dull and grey here and not good for holiday makers.  Lots leaving early yesterday.   We actually got rained on but while we were out and not at home unfortunately.   Went to the shell museum - crammed full of shells of all shapes, sizes and colours - far too many in fact.   They need to do some serious editing but can't fault the staff for enthusiasm..   


Then on to the Potager Extraordinaire which is an organic garden growing mainly curcubits and tomatoes in many shapes, sizes and colours but also bananas, peanuts, sweet potatoes, quinoa and more usual stuff like brassicas, beans, leeks and lettuces.   They grow bidens and tithonia in amongst their tomatoes to attract good guys and fend off baddies.  Very pretty.


They had a polytunnel of strange gourds including "Caveman's club - improved"!



I went to see how they do it all in this drought.  They cheat - seep hoses hiding under tons of organic matter and manure.


DL - hope Mrs is doing better.  That floor you want to eat Belgian casserole off was the day before the removal men arrived with their botts and the furniture.   It would have to be boeuf bourgignon or coq au vin now as we're in the Vendée.


FG - careful of your back with all those slabs.   OH is picking plus today.  Hasn't spotted my improvements in the potager.  I'm waiting for ructions.


Have a  good day everyone and please feel free to send spare rain my way.

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