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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 21:46

He's safe tonight. Its tomorrow night I'm worried about. I thought he was coming back Friday afternoon.

Bizzare Strange Email

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 21:39

I don't think for one minute that is genuine.

just delete.

Maybe contact Nora at GW by PM tomorrow.

Splitting up plot for crop rotation - what to plant?

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 21:10

Do not grow potatoes in the same bed for more than one year in a row.

for three separate crops, use beans and peas (and sweet peas for cutting ) in bed 1

cabbage family in bed two (includes swede and turnip with brassicas)

roots such as carrots, parsnips radishes, and  lettuce,in bed 3

The following year, rotate  . Brassicas usually follow bean family

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 19:26

Clarington. Time for some time in bed being pampered by OH.  If the schools have to cancel, tough. With the weather coming in, they will probably cancel anyway.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 19:23

Hubby is finishing work in Belfast tomorrow evening, driving to Dublin for the midnight ferry, then planning on driving through the night from Holyhead. I am telling him to book into the first Premier Inn.  With the weather forecast, I  hate to think of him driving through the night after a rough ferry crossing.


Posted: 11/01/2017 at 19:17

Happy Birthday runnybeak.

To buy or not to buy ???

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 19:07

My mum ordered a collection of assorted hardy geraniums from an advert in the paper. She got six Buxtons blue which she already had. Of course until they flower you don't know what you've got. She did get a refund eventually.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 11:20

My birds can have some sunflower seed and like it. Not sure I would like those hanging around.

House seemed cold and no hot water. Boiler has gone out. Hubby is in Ireland all week.  The boiler is in the old coalhouse, only access is from outside, so I moved the car and stared at it. It has a big button that says "RESET"  So I pressed it twice (once for good luck). The radiators seem to be warming up now. Sorted  Who needs a man for these technical things ?

Treated hyacinth bulbs outside now

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 09:59

Take the whole pot outside. Get one of the household fly sprays that you use in summer for bluebottles. Give the whole potful a good squirt. Ventilate for ten minutes, then bring it back in to the house. Voila.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 09:57

Very windy here. We have just had a bit of a squall of rain.I don't intend going out. I had lots of plant porn arrive between xmas and new year, so I may peruse those.

I made a huge pot of veg soup yesterday with a pumpkin I bought for 69p after halloween.  Some will get eaten this week. The rest can go in the freezer, although the old fridge is still freezing even though I switched it off after xmas. Stuff in it has been frozen for two weeks now. Frozen onions slice up easy enough, bit watery, but no problem in soup really. I guess it doesn't like being in the garage.

Keep safe and warm, folks.

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any non religious ideas 
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