Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

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Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:19 am

Your wishes, are my commands.... :)

A rest from digging for today, off food shopping in a while, then take the Christmas decorations down and get them put away, and they are on about rain latter so, I have a late and last lot of bulbs to pot up...daffs, crocus, iris, and tulips...so I can be in the greenhouse this afternoon. :)
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 am

Mentally preparing for some heavy plowing any time at the end of this week :lol: The soil here is a sticky mess with thick root remains and a few pieces of clay here and there. Also looking for some cheap garden tiles to make paths, because yesterday my shoes looked like a thick piece of clay too!
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:44 am

Elmigo, clay certainly does stick, doesn't it! I sometimes feel taller as a result.
Paths or stepping stones will help. Half my allotment is arranged as beds with soft paths (weed supressing fabric and stones over the top), the other half is open.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:12 am

Do you have a picture of it? I'm still trying to find the most useful path arranging so I can get to every plant without having to walk through mud and clay.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:17 am

Is the cliché dead? All through the election campaign and into the new year I haven't heard a single politician say "My 2020 vision is ...."
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:22 pm

Well, just to confound you, Geoff, my gardening vision for 2020 is a for a gentle year, nothing in excess, no late hard frosts, no droughts, no floods, no storms ......
For the world, I hope for reconciliations on all fronts, especially in the Middle East, and a soft, soft Brexit.
And personally, I hope to keep our grandson for a bit longer. He is feeling lousy at the moment, but that is the nature of his cancer, up and down and up and down.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:48 pm

I find it extremely difficult to come up with words in the situation you discribed. The only thing I can do is say that I wish you and your grandson nothing but the best. I'm very sorry to hear about this, Monika.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:01 pm

Thank you, Elmigo. His little lad, our great-grandson, received a bike with real pedals for Christmas, so at the moment their time is taken up teaching the youngster to pedal rather than 'running' with the bike.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:01 pm

Mid winter down here is confusing! Had to proper weed some beds not just pinch a few survivors leaf tops off, soft & hard fruit are showing buds (luckily had to address the canker on the hard trees so did prune early to heal & seal the cuts). Rhubarb is waving at me & long sown corn salad & rocket is popping up in the tunnel & I have a broccoli head forming from a rescued wee plant that I did not have a clue about which - except it looked a bit sad where it was. I did have a wee peek into the long term weather forecast & maybe do have a sprinkle of the white stuff in Feb, but if forecast is correct this will be a manageable year - well winter anyway - they only do 60 days!
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:02 pm

Dear Monika, I think we are all struggling to find the right supportive words for you at the moment but, your family is certainly in my thoughts. x
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:06 pm

They don't get the long term weather foecast right, anymore than I do, by just guessing...I think we are in for some heavy snowfall before the Winter is out...
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:43 pm

The garden is almost ready to be inhabited! All I need now is some garden tiles and a few good nights of sleep. And some garlic to plant in there...

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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:34 pm

That's looking great Elmigo.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:36 am

your soil looks lovely and crumbly! good work, seeing as you say it is clay :)
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:17 am

Monika her am I struggling with my own problems not thinking other posters are in a similar position I hope your wishes come to fruItion I wish you the best of luck
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