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by Malk
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Springtime bits and bobs
Replies: 167
Views: 19129

Re: Springtime bits and bobs

Evening all, you're all making me jealous. Thought spring was on it's way, but we got another 4 inches of snow yesterday, so guess I need to wait a bit longer. We are getting above 0C now midday, but it's still as low as -10C at night. Looks like we're staying for another year, so need to find out w...
by Malk
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Recommendations for short season crops
Replies: 8
Views: 3001

Re: Recommendations for short season crops

Thanks all. We found out we are staying, so can start planning. Need to find where I can get some seed here and figure out someplace to maybe grow inside, but light is so poor just now. Can't use the fences, nature's babe, they have this horrible climber all over them that smothers everything. Like ...
by Malk
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Recommendations for short season crops
Replies: 8
Views: 3001

Recommendations for short season crops

Still waiting to see if we're staying in Finland for another year, but if so, I want to get planning for this summer. We still have 3 feet of snow, but it will melt eventually. Any suggestions for crops I can grow quick and in pots or a small space. I need to ask our landlord if I can dig in his bac...
by Malk
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 24
Views: 4549

Re: Seasons Greetings

Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
from Finland

from Malk, Mr Malk, Nugget, Peanut and Little Niblet
by Malk
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Are you all snowed in ?
Replies: 48
Views: 6746

Re: Are you all snowed in ?

Well remembered. Let no one say you've lost your spark, Herb, sharp as a tack, you are. :D

Nugget - Aidan's 4 now
Peanut - Finn is 2.5 years
Niblet - Calla's 6 months

I have no idea where the time has gone.
by Malk
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Are you all snowed in ?
Replies: 48
Views: 6746

Re: Are you all snowed in ?

Hello, we're all well. Missing the UK and my allotment. Going to be here for a bit longer than first planned, so looks like I might be on looking for advice for crops I can grow in pots during short hot summers.
by Malk
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Just for fun - some home grown garden haiku
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Re: Just for fun - some home grown garden haiku

Lovely. Here's one, not a haiku [b]Turned Page[/b] if I start with soil and the random pull of the sun the hours lost would have a root a truth the glisten of rain solemnity potential in my weight behind the spade’s edge promise in the lilt of a cabbage white in the dark corners of the compost heap ...
by Malk
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Are you all snowed in ?
Replies: 48
Views: 6746

Re: Are you all snowed in ?

Hello all, a subject close to my doorstep. 7 months in Finland and yes, we have some snow, about 3 feet of it. We're not snowed in of course, the Finns don't really get snowed in. The temp is steadily around -10 sometimes going down to -18. We're just gettin on with it. I take the kids to daycare or...
by Malk
Tue May 11, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Bits and bobs No16 Spring.
Replies: 148
Views: 15162

Re: Bits and bobs No16 Spring.

Just wanted to pop on and say hello and probably goodbye for a while to all those who remember me. I feel quite jealous wandering over these threads and seeing all your lovely plots as I have had to give mine up this summer. After a stressful year or two of very little work, my partner has finally f...
by Malk
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Favourite poems
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Favourite poems

OH, you old sweetie. Big kiss.
by Malk
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Favourite poems
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Favourite poems

Long fields of barley and of rye Tennyson, Lord Alfred - you'll find it any of his collected works. It was one of my faves as a kid as well. I don't know what my favourites would be now. Should be cheeky and say my own. But I like TS Eliot's - The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock especially when my pa...
by Malk
Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Quince jam
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: Quince jam

thanks made some yesterday and it turned out nicely, if set a bit hard as I used jam sugar. Trying to make fruit leather with a bit, but it's taking forever.
by Malk
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Quince jam
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Quince jam

just got some quince over the weekend and tasted the grower's jam. It was lovely. Anyone got a recipe for it? If not, I'll chase my friend down for it.
by Malk
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: apples
Replies: 15
Views: 6797

Re: apples

picked one that came away easily and it was lovely, but it doesn't look anything like the Cox's Orange Pippin it's supposed to be. Where can I go to get advice of which kind it could be. I bought it cheap from Lidl I think so I'm not surprised it's not what it should be, none of the roses I bought f...
by Malk
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What's happening to the forum?
Replies: 64
Views: 8876

Re: What's happening to the forum?

love the poem OH!!

haven't had a chance to read other responses yet. will come back on later.

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