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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 16:47

We're looking at a couple of properties. Trouble is we are not yet ready for the market. I better get the decorators in.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 15:58

I've just had a hand delivered letter from the council, stating that someone has enquired about building houses on next door, a planning officer has been round, they noticed the wood and they have slapped an interim tree preservation order on every tree next door. This means I cannot even trim the sycamore that threaten my roof and give the squirrels access.

As Mrs N next door is away at her sons during the mourning period, I think that this was overkill. According to the woman who delivered the letter, I cannot even trim the hazel trees that I usually coppice for bean sticks.

It looks like things will be moving faster than we thought.

Raspberry conundrum...

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 14:39

How many plants are in there? Polka can be cut to the ground now. Glen ample, if you cut off all the shoots last summer, you are not going to get fruit next year. I would have them in separate beds so you can prune easily. Glen Ample you prune the fruited wood out after you have picked the fruit, leaving the current years new wood to flower and fruit the following year.  At that point , the new canes will be green, the old canes will be brown.  If you van take out the Glen ample and plant them elsewhere I would do so, now is a good time so long as the soil isn't frozen.  Cut down all the polka and give them a feed of blood, fish and bone when the new shoots start growing.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:21

Fairygirl.. Pulmonaria rubra. Plain leaves but early pink flowers that do not change colour.

Column Plum Tree: Will it grow into a bush?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:14

I had four of these. I pruned as instructed and got no fruit. I let them go mad, they branch like a normal tree. One got silverleaf due to a neighbour helpfully pruning it at the wrong time. Two fruit every five years or so and the squirrels eat the exquisite golden plums before they are fully ripe. The Victoria fruits heavily most years, with bough breaking years about one  in three.

iPad freezing

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:08

I had it with my kindle this morning. I had to power down and reboot.

Broad Beans Aquadulce

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:05

I think I would drape fleece or sheets of newspaper on at night to protect the flowers. Do you have any bees about?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 18:08

The school for the deaf in Derby do wonderful work. The girl across the road from my mum's house, went deaf after some infection when we were small. She went there to board, and came home at weekends.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:00

Last time I was with my friend in Perth, I made a huge amount of my world famous chilli for her always hungry son to portion for the freezer. Kangaroo mince was half the price of beef mince in Cole's. 2kg kangaroo mince, 4tins tomatoes, onions, peppers, chilli mix. He needed the bounce, he's a keen basketball player. 

I'll get my coat.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:58

Big dreams, small spaces with pokhim (and Monty Don)  on now.

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