Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:31 am

Welcome back OH.
We can't have you enduring back pain! Just think of all the stretching and bending needed about the place
Meanwhile who is winding the church clock?
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:54 pm

I suspect OH is probably not up to climbing spiral staircases to wind the church clock yet but hanging from a bellrope will be a good spine stretcher for his sciatica ! Probably the thought of any physical activity at the moment though is making his eyes water so any forecast snowfall will relieve his guilt at being rather inactive at the moment.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby jeff64 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:10 pm

Nice to see you in good spirits OH,welcome back.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:42 am

50 m.p.h. winds here overnight ill be going down to the allotment shortly to see what damage has been done it is in an un sheltered position so I'm expecting the worst but the gale was in the right direction blowing across the shed into the pollytunnel so hopefully I will get away with it
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 am

Yes, pretty blowy here over the past 25 hours. I've twice had to go into the garden to rescue cloches which have been whipped up from their anchorings and blown all over the lawn. Just fortunate I suppose that we don't have tall structures like climbing bean frames heavy with foliage up at this time of year.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:18 am

Same here, some strong gusts....hoping to go and have a look over the allotment later, that will be the first time in nearly three weeks...
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby alan refail » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 am

It's tempting to hope the winter's over round these parts. We had a bit of gusty wind, but very little real rain. Chilly but sunny at the moment. And after tonight there's nothing bad in the forecast for the next couple of weeks; temperatures in or near double figures, even rising to 12 on Thursday.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Diane » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Hooray- very tempted to sow some beetroot seeds in the green house today. The seed packets are calling to me but I know it's too early still for most pretties.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:29 pm

Very wet with a cold wind here. Did some weeding in a border yesterday and after all the kneeling and bending down my joints are really letting me know ! Oh for the day when we can just opt for a can of oil and a few greasing locations ! It seems to get a bit harder every spring especially after a few weeks of relative winter indolence.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:54 pm

I emptied one compost bin today and stirred the the other two with a bit of Garrotte thrown in.
Also put the broad beans on damp kitchen paper to swell and prepared the root trainers into which they will be sown, in the cold greenhouse. If necessary, they can eventually be planted out under a netting cloche to give them some protection because I am hoping that the broad beans will be finished in good time to enable me to use the same bed for winter brassicas.
Early potatoes are chitting.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:48 pm

I keep checking my chilli & pepper pots in the airing cupboard and nothing seems to be germinating yet. I know they,re slow starters and the seeds look thick skinned little perishers.

Do you think they would benefit from being kick started by soaking on damp kitchen tissue first?
Does anybody germinate theirs by this method?
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:49 pm

My operation was cancelled, arrived at 7 in the morning then stuck in a taxi and sent home 3 in the afternoon, back to waiting again.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Tiger - that is awful. So disappointed for you. All this psyching yourself up and domestic preparation only to be let down at the last minute is horrible. I suppose its as a result of staff or bed shortages but that is no consolation. So hope you get recalled soon.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:29 pm

I was supposed to be a day patient so no bed required, the first operation of the day hit problems so I was pushed off the list so they said.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Diane » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:14 pm

So sorry to hear that - so much anticipation and planning...only to be let down.
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