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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 12:24

Still clean and crisp here FG tho the front of house - full sun and south - is registering 15C while everywhere else is 8C.  We have a dribble in the pond which has a pipe taking water from the roof... As you can see, serious rainfall last night.  None due now for days.

I'll be sure to take some photos of the Halles tomorrow FG.

We always ended up eating our Xmas cake as après-ski instant fuel or else gardening fuel with coffee in March and April.   Last year the stupid gas oven we inherited managed to burn my cake, even at 1/4 gas.  This year I hope to have my real oven plumbed in - assuming the tiler comes and does the annex floor.  If not, I shall just have to try the new one in the kitchen.  It did OK with banana and cardamom buns for patchwork class last week.

Soup sounds good.   I should think Hosta does a lot of people watching.   No need to dose id he's getting 9 hours' sleep!

Smart germination kit

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 10:38

I thought the first rule of good research was to target the questions at a statistically significant and/or representative group of you target audience.  The second is to have relevant questions.

Age is not relevant to seed sowing or greenhouses.  Dollars are not relevant to this UK based site.

Besides which, if I counted up all I spend on the garden it would frighten OH and maybe me too.

Not doing it.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 10:33

Bright and sunny here again but chilly.  We had a magnificent 3.3mm of rain last night.  I can hardly contain my excitement.  Set to stay dry for the weekend which, I suppose, is good for the Xmas market in Moutiers tomorrow altho it's undercover in the medieval Halles - fat stone pillars, amazing wooden beams and curly terracotta tiled roof.  Fab.

Glad you're enjoying the hols and lots of sleep Hosta.  Lack of stress about shifts and deliveries and shifting wood chip?

FG - Hope you warm up soon.  I don't envy you that frost at all except maybe on a clear, sunny day when all is crisp and clean but I can do that here without the frost.  

Busy - good idea for that cake.  Hope the bacon butties were good.

Pat - go easy.  I hope your rose responds to the dead heading.

I need another coffee before I go and commune with my seeds and think about brunch.   Warm, cuddly hugs to all who need one.

How do you care for indoor plants during the winter?

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:58

For peasants, the UK medieval diet was desperately boring and plain.   I don't think they had rocket or Chinese mustards then, let alone in caves 2000 years ago!

Last edited: 24 November 2017 19:59:45

Saving my hydrangea

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:55

I agree, unless you want to give space to the hydrangea and ditch the boring laurels.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 19:53

Good to see you FG.   My 'pooter doesn't run slow but, oh my, th'internet can be snail mail.

Hosta - Not good for th enew arrivals but I guess they don't need many clothes for lying round the pool.

We have had some rain!   Not a lot, but enough to disgruntle two clean, dry, furry pussies who aren't used to it and got caught out.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 17:31

Pdoc - what he doesn't see and all that.  Too late to moan tomorrow.

No excuses needed for indulging in rugby and cricket.  OH does and endless golf too.   I have a TV in the kitchen so I can escape and another with a DVD player in my sewing room so he can hog the big screen if he must - as long as any ironing gets done.

I hope you managed to get outside and enjoy the sun today.  Very cheering if you can - and every little helps.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 17:04

Planted out a bag of red onions, 5 cloves from 5 fat bulbs of garlic, a dozen winter lettuce and 6 each of Savoys and Romanesco.   Then it got dark very quickly so they're being watered in with the sprinkler on a timer.   Can't see to water by hand from the water butt.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 17:01

OH complained this morning that I've been staying reading in bed a lot lately.  Course I have - snuggles with Cosmos who needs the comfort and Minstrel joins in most days and Rasta too.   Even Bonzo came to say hello this morning and he knows that in our Belgian house doggies were not allowed upstairs so is reluctant and sheepish in this one.

Whilst planting some more Romanesco and Savoys and then the onions and some garlic Minstrel teased both doggies into chasing her all over and that included triple hysterics in the cabbage patch!   Humph!  She gets them all excited and then slips through the mesh fence and up the nearest tree, much to the bemusement of the calves in the open sided barn next door.

OH has finally come home from golf and is walking the dogs in the dark so I've put the sprinkler on my newly planted veggies while he can't see and have a moan.  Warm enough to do all that in a long-sleeved t-shirt and jeans but they reckon it'll get cold tonight and, with wind chill, feel below freezing.

Better put my new treasures in a sheltered spot and then decide what to do with some chicken thighs.

Gardening tips

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 14:45

Patrevill - best to start your own new thread than hijack someone else's on a different subject

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