Bloody dock...

Another section by popular demand. If you want to talk about anything else that grows that is not livestock, herbs, fruit or vegetables here it goes.
User avatar
MKG
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5042
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: North Notts.

Bloody dock...

Post: #280831 MKG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:01 pm

I mean, what's it for? It must have been invented by god very late on the Saturday because it's bloody useless. What's it good for, eh? It's useless as a nettle sting appeaser, it tastes like pondweed and it invades your veggie patch from the very moment you think you've finished it.

There's no excuses, so don't try (one statement in favour of the bloody dock means that you're an alien spy). Even the obvious - graft a cabbage onto a dock root, which should be easy and would guarantee cabbages for life with zero club root - apparently won't work. Useless - bloody completely useless.

This has been an appeal on behalf of the Save Our Dock campaign.
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)

User avatar
Odsox
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4895
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 2:21 pm
Location: West Cork, Ireland

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280836 Odsox
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:01 pm

You could also say the same about ragwort, probably invented on that same Saturday afternoon.
At least with dock the seeds only spread a few yards but ragwort gets blown in from the next county, and is poisonous to boot (and other items of footwear as well, not to mention bovine type animals)
It is relatively pretty in flower though. :flower:
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

User avatar
diggernotdreamer
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 1787
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:23 pm
Location: North West Ireland

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280838 diggernotdreamer
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:14 pm

We have something that has now been called the dock garden, they seem to have flourished in a bit of ground where the piggy thinks it is funny to dig up all the grass, they are a bugger there all right. In the veg garden, they are no problem at all, in my well mulched raised beds, you can pull the whole thing out root intact, chuck it over the fence where the alpaca's think they are manna from the goddess

User avatar
Green Aura
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 8389
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
latitude: 58.569279
longitude: -4.762620
Location: North West Highlands

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280839 Green Aura
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:25 pm

Here you go

http://www.eatweeds.co.uk/learn-about-dock-rumex

Two video clips to help you get in touch with your inner Dock lover. :iconbiggrin:
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

User avatar
Odsox
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4895
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 2:21 pm
Location: West Cork, Ireland

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280840 Odsox
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:12 pm

That, GA, is most definitely the absolute best example of famine food.
It may well be marginally edible, but why would you want to.

Come on admit it, you would rather eat Brussels sprouts than dock leaves. :lol:

EDITED: horror of horrors, I made a spelling mistake :shock:
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

User avatar
Green Aura
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 8389
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
latitude: 58.569279
longitude: -4.762620
Location: North West Highlands

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280841 Green Aura
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:46 pm

Crikey, that's a tough call. I'll give dock a try before I make my decision. Don't hold your breath.

Although I do like dandelions.
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

User avatar
MKG
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5042
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: North Notts.

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280846 MKG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:15 pm

According to my maths and those videos, it takes over 10 minutes to get a tiny fingerful of edible dock into an edible state - and even then, there's a warning on the site that it's an acquired taste. I pass.

I'd rather eat blancmange (**shiver**).
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)

User avatar
Odsox
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4895
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 2:21 pm
Location: West Cork, Ireland

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280850 Odsox
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:56 pm

AND WHAT'S WRONG WITH BLANCMANGE ??

It would take me back to my childhood if my memory wasn't so bad.
Home made blancmange made with freshly milked full cream Jersey milk with a laurel leaf infused.
Lovely and almondy, if slightly poisonous.
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

User avatar
MKG
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5042
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: North Notts.

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280852 MKG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:15 pm

... but that skin on top of the blancmange!!!!! YECCCHHHHHHHHHH!!
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)

User avatar
Odsox
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4895
Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 2:21 pm
Location: West Cork, Ireland

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280854 Odsox
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:21 pm

WOT ??
The best bit, and the skin on custard, and the skin on rice pudding, and the skin on milky bedtime drinks, and the skin on roast pork.
What's that got to do with dock leaves though ?
Tony

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

User avatar
MKG
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5042
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: North Notts.

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280855 MKG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:23 pm

Can't remember. Fun, isn't it?
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)

User avatar
Green Aura
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 8389
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
latitude: 58.569279
longitude: -4.762620
Location: North West Highlands

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280858 Green Aura
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:57 pm

Not liking skin on custard etc - grounds for divorce. Actually no it's not - more for me. :lol:
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

User avatar
MKG
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5042
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Location: North Notts.

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280860 MKG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:41 pm

OMG! I'm trapped with a bunch of ... errrrrr .... dermophages. Yes, that'll do.
The secret of life is to aim below the head (With thanks to MMM)

User avatar
Marc
Living the good life
Living the good life
Posts: 244
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:14 am
Location: East Sussex

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280912 Marc
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:10 am

Well I agree with you Mike, about dock AND blancmange skin :scratch: - only liked by seriously weird people :mrgreen:
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

User avatar
Green Aura
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 8389
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
latitude: 58.569279
longitude: -4.762620
Location: North West Highlands

Re: Bloody dock...

Post: #280914 Green Aura
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:19 am

Well I'd hate to be thought frivolously weird. :rabbit:
Maggie

Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. Marge Piercy

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin


Return to “Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests