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Re food posts/recipes, I post unCWed toots, as I am on a cooking instance!

However, I am also trying to remember to write a separate CWed post that links back for recipes, for people who would prefer to see/boost food CWed.

I'm also trying to remember to add the hashtags and , so that you can mute these if you don't want them in your timeline at all.

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Front garden: Spring 2020 overview, in pictures

Lots of pics on the blog. The photos posted here are the before (when we moved in, Nov 2017) and May 2020, to give you an idea of how it's changed.


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For those at the back, if you don't have any bio info or any toots, your follow requests will be rejected.

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Growing ? It's time to check if you have any garlic scapes, because if you don't take them off, you'll end up with small bulbs in the ground.

Short blogpost with detailed pictures on what to do.

:garlic: :garlic: :garlic:

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I realise I've never stated this clearly, so I will now. Please call me out/let me know, if I've said or inferred anything that is racist, ableist, anti-trans etc. I'm trying really hard to unlearn white supremacy, stop using ableist language etc, but I'm going to make mistakes. I'd rather know, so I can change that language/behaviour.

#florespondence This is a pretty flowering bonsai tree with pink flowers. I took the picture a couple of years ago at the Japanese gardens in Como park.

When you decide to just let the pumpkins growing out of the compost pile go wild over the back fence. #gardening #florespondence @plants

@GwenfarsGarden I can't get over how pretty these are. I mean, I already liked snowdrops, but *double* snow drops?!

Changed my header to a flower pic I took in March 2017 that I'm vibing with currently. #florespondence

uk census information for lgbtq+ folks 

via twitter:
The Census is coming. For any LGBT+ person who is not out you can over-write any information submitted about you via a individual access code at

No-one in your household will be notified about your changes.

Which streaming platforms do you use to consume movies and television shows?

Boosts are highly appreciated.

#consumesthis #poll #polls #askfedi #television #tv #movies

Crowdfunding $0/$250

Tina, a single mom, needs help with rent after having to stop working.

Cashapp: $solowife2xx

This is guttation in action, a process through which plants expel excess water through the tips of their leaves. Basically the cat grass is shaming me for the soil being too wet 😅

It's been found to contaminate commercial manure-based composts, as well as manure from stables that gets delivered to allotment sites and so on. It's not just a matter of treated pastures: lots of people buy in hay or silage to feed their horses, and that feed can be contaminated. So can grass clippings if you use those.

So as a gardener, you *could* avoid it by only growing your own green manure -- but that takes longer and needs more land. And then what happens to the horse manure? landfill?

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Not sure what I'm on about? and related herbicides are used on grass to kill broad-leaved "weeds" (including some plants which can be dangerous to livestock). Problem is it doesn't break down easily, so if it gets used on grass and a horse eats it, it goes through and is still present in the manure.

Guess what else is a broad-leaved plant? Most of the vegetables we eat. is particularly hard on legumes (peas, beans etc) and nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes).

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pruned my jade plant and now i have 9 pups looking for homes (in a month or two) @plants #plants

recent conversation re making low-carb/starch nachos... what could you use in place of tortilla chips?

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