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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 07:39

September already. Where did summer go?

With all the hoo ha last week, OH forgot nurse appointment to get holiday jabs. A bit of creeping is going to be necessary to reschedule. I have two days at work, got to catch up on last week still. Have a good day everyone.

 

Apple tree advice please!

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 07:33

My thoughts were a bacterial canker below the graft line. Burn it and get a new tree.

what will go with Delphinium summer nights

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:28

White hesperis matronalis.

White Lychnis coronaria.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:10

Lovely hedychium.

and a novel method of securing tomatoes, but it obviously works.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:23

I'm off to hospital visiting. Dad is getting better by the day, he managed to get out of bed yesterday. Tomorrow I expect we'll have to strap him in to keep him in bed.

I'll cut him a bunch of grapes from the greenhouse. He had some last week,said they were sweet but had pips in. No pleasing some folk. Morrisons grapes have no pips but were not sweet enough. My nephew complained that the worcester apples off my tree were not sweet enough. One of the girls at work said they would be alright for her horse!!! 

I see that twelve nunns nursery have Trillium grandiflorum plenum and T. roseum..

Plant now for gorgeousness next Spring.

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:16

I'm very pleased for you, mike. I hope you can get out in the garden and start to get a better outlook on life. Staring at four walls, and thinking too much about what might happen is often the start of a downwards spiral. Time to get out and do things.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 21:01

Dad is much better day, due to us forcing water down him and rehydrating him. His blood pressure is coming back up. I kinda lost it when the cardiac man turned up and said A&E, who told us he had hours to live, had made a mistake and he had not had a heart attack. As he has had no treatment for a heart attack, just 7 hours on a trolley which he fell off of when he wanted to go to the toilet, and a glucose drip in emergency admissions unit, and then transferred to the stroke ward, I want a few answers. No 1 . If they thought he had had a heart attack, why did he get no treatment? Why was he asked if he wanted a DNR.? Why was the rest of the family told he was dying and nature would take its course by the end of the day? Of course they wont talk to me about it because its confidential, but when I have a signed letter from dad to enable me to do just that, All Hell is going to break loose.

Sweetcorn

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:48

With sweet corn, when you harvest it, the sugars start to turn to starch and you lose the sweetness. The best way to deal with it is put a pan of water on to boil, then pick the sweetcorn and boil immediately.  If you are going to blanch and freeze, then pick all at once. If you want the sweetest possible , then pick and eat when needed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 06:06

Yes, I'm up very early. Cant sleep. Have knocked a mug of coffee all over the living room carpet,so spent half an hour mopping up and squirting carpet cleaner.

I nearly trod on a hedgehog by the back door last night, when I went out to the compost heap to throw out some flowers that had gone over.  Seems a decent size, but not as big as the one sha**ing a plug tray last week. Either a good size one from this year or mum I think.  Either way, I am happy that we still have a hedgehog population after little boy hedgehog died.

I'm hoping for some rescue hedgehogs later on, to stir the genepool up a bit.

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 06:01

Tree rats. I seem to have lost  lot of plums. I thought I had a good crop but they seem to have vanished. The squirrels ate all the apricots before they were ripe, just to get the kernels. They left  piles of orange flesh all over.

They've started on the oak even though the acorns are still green.

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