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What we are doing this week

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:05

Didn't get into the garden yesterday but had a potter with my plants this morning which I enjoyed. It was a sort of catch-up morning to make some soup, stew some apples and deal with those irritating bits of business before I had time with my plants that I am overwintering in my kitchen which could almost be called a cold frame! Also potted up my very late garlic following a tip I received this morning - have put a new thread in the forum in case it can help others.

Am envious of the cherry tree and hope you managed to get it in today as it has been lovely here in Cambridge. I have inherited two apple, one pear and a plum tree but the fruit was damaged so have put those sticky bands on so hopefully that will inprove the crop.

Is anyone chitting potatoes yet and if so, which ones?

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 14:54

Just popped in for a moment. I was given a tip this morning about my very late garlic which I have now put into practice! Hope it works.

I wasn't sure where to put the info I was given so started a new thread. Some peeps have looked so hopefully it will help them.

Poor Dove is having a rough time at the moment - very kind thoughts to Dove.

Geoff - don't make the house too tidy as it also needs to look lived it 

Getting cooler here in Cambridge with the sun already going down but the days are getting slightly longer very gradually which is good.

Have taken the plastic cover off my T & M catalogue but not ventured any further....yet! I have quite a few seeds over from last year so must go through those first!.

Late planting your garlic?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 12:45

I am very late in planting my garlic but learnt a tip this morning and would like to pass it on. You can plant the cloves in pots and put them into a greenhouse or coldframe. When the shoots appear plant them out at the first opportunity. I hope this is helpful.

S

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 08:06

Hello Geoff, I wish I still were ..... in bed I mean! I was having a conversation via Facebook with a cousin in Canada at 3 because I couldn't get back to sleep!

Fork Handles

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 08:03

Good morning all  Do hope everyone is feeling better and that you have a good day.

S

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 07:01

PP, yes I can see why it would have been a building site because if you saw Sliema now it is just continuous line of concrete flats and hotels all the way to St Paul's Bay. Fortunately we did go inland for a bus trip to that wonderful castle - the name escapes me at the moment - and I loved the countryside and the people were more welcoming.

Also, we had a fascinating walk round the Fort outer walls and met delightful people in a local bar who told us their version of what it was like in the war.

I found the actual Maltese language very grating and virtually impossible to understand but then I believe it is made up of five different languages probably from when the island was occupied.

S.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 06:54

Dove, just been watching the film footage and found it very emotional - what a huge relief that they are all safe and sound as well as for you . My thoughts are with you all and thank you so much for sharing the film.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 06:09

Good morning Forkers  - woke very early so thought I would just pop in for a while.

Hope everyone feeling better today - it should be a reasonable day weatherwise I believe. The forecasters don't seem to be able to decide about what it will be like on Wednesday - some say rain others that it will be sunny. Shall wait and see before I make any plans

We watched the Story of Malta and it was fascinating - had a week's holiday there last year and now would have liked to visit more of the old part of Valletta.. Has anyone here been there?

Do my stint as a guide up at the local hospital this morning and then if I have the strength hope to get to the supermarket afterwards - shall have to see how I feel.

Dove, any news from Tasmania? And Geoff feeling better about the agent?

May pop back later....if not have a good day everyone 

S.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 17:40

I haven't had time to read back so I am guessing that Geoff is getting grief from the house agent - am I right there?

Geoff, can I just re-assure you that it is your house and home so don't put up with their bad behaviour. What about threatening to change agents?

Btw I have finally discovered why I haven't received my January issue as part of my new subscription to GW. It has never been sent - wonderful 

Didn't do anything in the garden after all today (sadly) just spent the day doing catch-up things at home!

S.

Fork Handles

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 08:45

Really must get going peeps - up to now I have been switching between Facebook and Gardeners' World Forum and I am surprised I didn't get them muddled! Perhaps see you later 

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