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Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:57

When I plant things they get BFB sprinkled in hole/on compost.

Every Spring I use pelleted chicken manure around the borders. Potash around the fruit bushes to encourage fruiting.

I tend to mulch as I go along, as long as the soil is moist beneath. Borders packed & lots of bulbs, so no ideal time for me.

If I had a thin sandy soil then adding as much bulky organic matter, eg well rotted manure & homemade compost, would be my choice. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:51

cardi on!!

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:50

I've just thrown the big cardi at OH! Honestly, the sun now steaming in through the windows in here, so not cold. Bet he starts grumbling about not being able to see his screen, with the glare next! Yep, blinds just been closed, so then the room will get colder & so on .....!

BTW am sat down! Dont feel the need to rest as much this week, good job. Couldnt snooze anyway with all the noise at the mo.

Am waiting for the 'i'm cold' comment now..... J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:09

Have abandoned all thoughts of going into greenhouse. Too much going on in here. Why didnt someone say he was going to start drilling through a wall under stairs? I could have then covered up the remaining 'stuff' in there- now too late!!

At least daughter's tablets have worked & she has firmly shut her bedroom door- would've been murder if her head still bad.

At least the worms in compost bin are still busy & the water butt now practically empty. I've still got a large tub of water, from grenhouse roof, should we ever get a dry spell, for the large planters. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 08:27

Did anyone see the Top Gear prog on the Bond cars? Good fun, cant say I remembered all of them, being of the Roger Moore era. OH & me used to go & see them every time in those days. J.

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Posted: 02/11/2012 at 08:22

Morning Forkers.

Am up, warm- who accidently left the fire on all night?..........

Have toothache threatening again. I know have a grumbling problem beneath a cap, long standing, but wriggled out of removal after not a happy experience with another!

Daughter awoke with full blown migraine, so back to bed with door firmly shut. I also awoke with a visual disturbance, but didnt last long- all documented & coz of illness in 07/8.

Oops, OH now grumbling that I've turned the fire off. We wouldnt normally have heating on at this time unless snow outside.

IF I feel up to it, shall go & start the greenhouse clean up, but too cold out there,4C, at the mo.

Now to see what happened last night.... J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 19:40

Lottie- now NO hot water tank, so no emersion heater now either!

With these new fangled boilers the tank & the one in loft are both redundant! The empty 'hot' one is now outside & the loft one has been emptied/drained, I hope.  I refused to let them see if would go through the loft hatch- noway, it's way too big. But as it's now empty, one less worry re it beginning to leak or the ballcock needing replacing again. I know that neighbours have had damp ceilings from problems above.

Right, dishwasher to empty. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 19:32

Well I've just baked 3 almost ripe pears in butter, lemon juice, caster sugar & a vanilla pod all done directly in the Remoska- a table top electric cooker. Absolutely yum. ALL gone, served with vanilla ice cream.

We're a lot warmer now-phew. The lounge gas fire now turned down & the hall radiator also on a lower setting. Ok upstairs is chilly, but have taken the fan heater up ready for later. I've even removed my body warmer!

Washed up with kettle of water- rest for dishwasher, when I get round to emptying it.

OH got remote! I'll never learn. J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:57

Cake mixture to wet maybe? Or did you open the oven door to check too soon- that's the ususal cause.

At least you remembered the buttons, unlike me!

We have some heat- wow. Gas fire full on, probably need new, but forget it! Oil-filled radiator on in hall, so there & landing getting better. Have found little fan heater too. Coughing well.

Have sort of wiped down in bathroom- they'd tried, bless them. It'll get done properly over w/end- oh but OH will want to continue removing tiles in there......

Meal- waffles, baked beans & fried eggs! Yummy! J.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:07

Hang on a minute- the gas going back on... fire can be lit, & will have hob! OH can carry the oil-filled radiator in from porch, to hall & that will heat there & upstairs. Little fan heater flex just allows it to reach inside bathroom so that's not so bad, but kettles of hot water..... J.

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