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Best temp for both citrus and apples?

Posted: Yesterday at 16:20

Caters - what are you planning for your garden? Somewhere nice to sit out with a few fruits and vegetables or a more regimented self-sufficiency drive? Knowing this'll help people understand what view point you're coming from.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 16:03

I'll put a photo up of the toms some time over the weekend - they've grown massively - way bigger than others I planted just a few days later but the leafs were all wilted like I'd abandoned them to dry out. Could they be getting too hot in the conservatory? I was sure I read about not feeding them til they flower and generally treating them keen but I'm not sure they look like they'll last much longer!

Mrs G - you're more than welcome to the join in the party. Be warned with this family to expect arguing, fussing, tantrums over the tiniest of things, the dogs getting higher priority on the sofa than grandfather... my family positively sit in a darkened room eating nothing but bread and water in comparison!

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: Yesterday at 15:57

When it says "earthing up" - what does one do exactly? Do I cover all the plant (about 6 - 10 cm) poking above the soil or just half of it?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 11:40

Dave - really sorry to hear about your friend. But as you say she's in the best place now and no doubt will be keeping an eye on you all!

Mrs G - sorry about that! The weather report said fine all day (heavy rain on Sunday). Now I'm just in the office by Rother Valley trying to mentally convince the clouds to go South and miss the washing! I can't remember if I opened the greenhouse or not either Two of my tomato plants were looking a little less than peppy yesterday so I'm hoping they'll be okay. I watered them well but the leafs seemed wilted. Surely they don't need a feed already?

KEF - ha has auto correct on my phone isn't a fan of cakes it seems! Grandma always makes the hot cross buns so this is my contribution to the party.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 07:24

Morning all!  I've just put the washing out so that'll encourage some rain. I've work, an evening at the museum,  and a seminal cake to make in the wee hours (last year it was still cooling down in the car!) Nothing like careful planning...

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:35

Sweet dreams everyone.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:42

That's quite the monster OL!

I have to remind myself that things could be worse OL - I'm still able to work full time which is good, I know these "conditions" can be quite literally crippling.

And of course at least we don't live next door to the in-laws!

Cherry tree

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:39

Do you know what kind of cherry tree it is? Importantly can it self fertilise to produce the cherries or does it need a partner nearby (which would potentially explain a lack of cherries)?

Or are you getting cherries develop and then fall off? Do you have birds /squirrels that might be pulling them off to eat?

Gardening Book

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:36

I'm waiting for our Mike to get pen to paper and spill forth his knowledge to us beginners. He always has such a clear way of writing and never makes you feel that he believes himself superior just because he's gotten a few more years under the belt than the rest of us (well; most of us ).

Til then I'm saving my money for plants and using the internet rather than books!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:50
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Exfiting about your man shed Clari  How's the 'diet' going, can you eat more now and are you still feeling ok?

Never hired a  rotivator so can't help sorry, OH can't find his lump hammer though for this blasted root!!!

OL - I've added wheat / gluten / yeast back into the mix and am still having random flares ups that are quite the puzzle (I was also having these while on the rabbit food diet) I also near instantly gained back the 3lb I lost on the rabbit food mix so one of all of those is / are going on the "limited" list to see if we can keep the bloat to a minimum. Interestingly I do feel more tired now I've added those back despite now getting over a 1000 calories a day up from my 400 - 600 a day. How odd! I am finding that it is best to have several small meals (i.e. half what you'd normally have) scattered throughout the day rather than "shock" your body with three a day. This does rather lead to unhealthy choices when snacking though (good job I can't have chocolate yet!) So I really need to get back in the kitchen and make some tasty treats to keep me from prying open the fridge door too often. I also need to get a smaller plate and bowl to show my partner what I mean by half measures as if he cooks he insists on filling our bowls and plates to the top and I find myself unconsciously eating more than I should!

This weekend we're off to the families so it'll be interesting to see how much melodrama they can cause at meal times. If it were my parents we were staying with at least I'd be able to prepare my own food but kitchens are a little political in his families households!

Still I am very grateful that it could be much worse - both health and family!

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What do you do to the wood to preserve it? 
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