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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 10:49

If anyone likes doing little bits of knitting but doesn't have anyone to knit for, take a look here ...

I used to work with families who had very prem and poorly babies - lovely hand knits for their tiny little ones are so appreciated

Parfin Green House Heater

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 10:01

Sounds like the setting is wrong - you need to make sure it's burning with a blue rather than yellow flame and ensure that the wick is trimmed every day. 

Also you need ventilatiion to the greenhouse if you're using a paraffin heater or you'll be in danger of carbon monoxide poisoning when you enter. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 09:47
Lantana says:
.........Everyone seems to be coming down with the lurgy, maybe we're spreading it via this website......

 It's an internet virus ..................

apple trees in pots

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:26

I think you've got it Pansy - it looks like one of the upright growing modern dwarf crab apples to me - possibly 'Laura'

a pretty thing and ideal for container growing although it will need plenty of water and repotting from time to time - use John Innes No 3 loam based compost.

As you say it shouldn't need much in the way of pruning

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:11

Cheers GD  , Day Daisy and everyone   Lurgy still here but I'm surviving

Another sharp frost here today - roofs, grass and cars white and I expect to hear the sound of next door's windscreen being scraped very soon.

There's white frost in the back garden and the bird bath was iced over, but the thermometer on the sheltered back wall only shows 2.3C overnight.  I'm wondering whether I should move it more into the centre of the garden ... but how to keep it out of the sun?  I shall have to have a think  

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:01

Clari!!!  Hope you've got some hot water bottles

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 07:09

Sorry Pat - no patterns for finger puppets - could you adapt a glove pattern? 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 07:06

morning Clari - jolly frosty here in East Anglia! Brrrr!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 06:59

Love days like that Chicky 

Pat  OH reckons it'll be four days before I'm feeling human again, then a week of coughs and sniffles   I shall spend today on the sofa. There's plenty of soup and stew in the fridge. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 06:12

Good morning all - not too bad a night but right tonsil now very sore and a host of chirruping crickets in both ears. 

OH is in the spare room , but his alarm will wake him soon and he'll bring me a mug of coffee ... The warmth will be good for my throat ...

Hope the rest of you are ok or improving ...

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