fidgetbones


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 20:34

Its been like christmas here today. A big parcel of raspberry canes, another parcel with a couple of hundred bulbs in, and a pot chicken on a basket  I bought for my egg lady.  I potted up the eucomis and crocosmias, ready to plant out later.  Double freesias for mum. Gladioli to go in between broad beans.  Too cold to plant out raspberries so i did the potting in the greenhouse and came back in.

I'll put my thermals on  tomorrow, and plant the raspberries.

You can keep the snow up there, I don't want it.

The mini polytunnel I bought last March has holes all over it. I phoned the manufacturer and they said it should last two full seasons. Well it didnt. Mind you, no quibbles, they  are going to send a new cover. I suspect by the speed that they gave in, its a common problem. Only problem is , they are out of stock until march.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:52

Geezers are shorthand for Maltesers 

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:48

Oh, chicky, you will be kefs BFF

When can I start sowing ?

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:47

Sweet peas you can sow now.

The rest will need frost protection, and probably a propagator to get them going.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 18:13

Happy Birthday, Kef.

I recognise that black bucket. it was only meant to be temporary.!!

Dont eat all the geezers tonight

Talkback: Planting snowdrops 'in the green'

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 21:50

I split mine after the leaves have died down. The important bit is to replant at once. The bulbs do not like being dried out.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:41

I took a harvington hellebore back to wyevale. I think it has hellebore black death. All my others were fine, and I'm not risking it spreading. I got a refund, but spent more than that on a Daphne odora marginata...and a pot of primula firecracker...and seeds are currently two for the price of one so I bought sweet corn seeds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 13:10

Piddling it down with rain here. I am contemplating a supermarket run, or h****w**k.

Last night chinese new year was a bit slow. We were told to be there by 7pm. We got there at 6-30 because of light traffic. We had a drink and at 7-30,asked to go outside for the fireworks. Starters at 8 and then long pauses between courses. We finished at 10, and waiting for coffee. We were offered a free drink. The disco??? Got louder. We finished our coffee and went to pay. The  lion dance is coming soon, we were told. We hung around for ten mins, and went. At 10-45, as we were extricating the tank from a packed car park, a mini bus of lion dancers pulled up.  We went home. 

I'm not convinced by e cigs. If they are vaporising pure  nicotine, then they are better than ordinary fags. If they are the ones with the oil solution, I dont see that inhaling a petroleum based oil is going to be any good in the long run.

I have heard of good results with champix, available off the doctor.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 17:17

Dug out the lavender. planted the L. henryii. My back is killing me. Long soak in bath then out for Chinese New year celebration.  Lion dancing and fireworks.

My efforts

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 13:19

Get them interested early, and they'll be interested for life.

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