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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 09:26

Good morning folks - just popping in for a moment before going out for the day with OH and hopefully managing to pick up my new laptop too!   I've not read back so for everyone who's needed ((hugs)) coffee, cake or strong drink since Friday morning, please help yourselves

OH and I had a lovely NGS garden visit to Castor House with Nut and Artjak and A N Other yesterday - I have some photos but you'll have to wait until I get the hang of my new laptop before you see them.  I did see Artjak had her camera out so hopefully she'll post some of them.

salix-tree

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:06

What variety of salix is it Grannychris?

Is it in a pot or planted in the open ground?

Soil type?

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:07

It looks similar to the soil here when we moved in - gritty free-draining sandy loam - it needed lots and lots of manure and home-made garden compost to develop a good structure, but three years of that treatment and it's improved beyond recognition.

Green manures are a good idea, as well as good farmyard manure - as much organic material as you can get will be great.

Sweetcorn

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:02

Yes, they'll begin to get tough if left on the plant too long.  Either freeze them whole or slice the kernels off, blanch and freeze in bags as you would freeze peas.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:51

There's always lots of comings and goings on here - I suppose we could do another one ...

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 08:50

Good morning folks   Popping in on OH's laptop again - normal service will not be resumed until Tues or Wed.  We have loads of family stuff this weekend including BIL's big birthday bash and then hopefully will meet up with Nut and Artjak on Sunday.  Don't suppose the rest of you will see much of me on here until Monday.  

Fidget ((hugs)) horrible horrible situation  ((hugs)).

So similar to what happened to Pa 5 years ago, but they were the ones responsible for him being so ill in the first place as one of their consultants had given him the wrong mix of medication and put him in a coma for his 90th birthday!   My employers gave me compassionate leave and I took up residence in the ward, jumped up and down, shouted, researched contra-indications of the meds he was on, recorded the warning re the meds given to the consultant by the junior doctor and his reply (all in my hearing) and I emailed all and sundry with a chronology of events and eventually got him taken off the L. Pathway and treated properly to flush out the medication from his system - he's still with us with all his marbles, but has been incredibly weak and fragile ever since

However Ma, as next of kin, wouldn't allow any further action  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 15:05

I've just picked and frozen a load of raspberries and runner beans

Verdun, thanks for the recommendation for Emergo runner beans - we're getting a really good crop of lovely straight and very tasty beans with no stringy bits 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:31
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

Hello all

Salino quote...from New allotment she is trying to get an allotment

Gardengirl...I'm in East Anglia..Fenland area...the soil I have been told is excellent on the site and it doesn't flood..

Dove are you from that area?

was sunny now looks a bit grey

Salino is over to the west of us on lovely black fenland - we're just south-west of Norwich, on gritty free-draining sandy loam - part of the belt of terminal moraine that runs up to the Cromer Ridge - the Ice Age stopped here

We've had rain all morning, but it's brightening up here now.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 10:33

Hello folks - just popping in - as KEF has told you the best laid plans of mice and men gang oft awa - or something along those lines - anyway I'm still on borrowed laptop and can only have it when OH isn't using it, and he uses it quite a lot.

Fidget ((hugs)) hope to hear your Dad's a lot better soon.

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