Dovefromabove


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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 13:23

Yes they do use them Obbelix - some of the very early babies are far too small for commercially available baby clothes.


And some babies have ops and interventions that mean Babygro type clothing isn't appropriate.


Also, if a baby doesn't make it the nurses will make sure baby is looking loved and dressed in pretty clothes if that's what parents want. 


On a different note .................


Warning! 
The lurgy has another aspect ........ dose of Immodium taken
If you've not had the lurgy yet, get some supplies in ...............................................

Last edited: 06 January 2017 13:25:26

Splitting a Strelitzia

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 13:06

Hi Alan


! would leave it until after the flower has bloomed - you may damage roots which would cause the flower/s to fail.

2017 16m Cabrinha Apollo 16m kite

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 11:59

Fantastic ......... just what we need!  A bit of kiteboarding to clear the cobwebs when we've all recovered from this lurgy ............


I've alerted the Mods - I'm sure they'll all want one 


Perhaps a GW Kiteboarding Demonstration Team Display at Chelsea this year?

Last edited: 06 January 2017 12:01:20

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 11:51

LG (hugs) - I'm not doing anything either - my temperature's up a bit today so I've taken some paracetamol and am also taking chesty cough mixture - I've thrown some chopped apple, suet and seeds at the birds and that's it.  It's bin day tomorrow - OH will put them out tonight. 


Haven't heard anything from Hosta ... hopefully he's happily topping up the tan

Samphire

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 10:59

There are two types - Rock and Marsh samphire - which one are you thinking of growing?

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 ...


http://www.bliss.org.uk/knit-for-premature-babies


http://www.uclh.nhs.uk/aboutus/Campaignsandcharities/UCHLondonNursesCharity/Pages/Knittingfortheneonatalunit.aspx


http://www.tinylives.org.uk/corporate/get-involved/donating-clothes-and-knitted-items/


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'


https://www.pippintrees.co.uk/trees/crab-apple-trees/malus-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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