Friday, October 23, 2009

Start of a tradition?

Today is Wilma Wilbury's birthday. It's a significant birthday; she is now officially a pensioneer. But how many pensioneers do you know who were once kissed by Mick Jagger? Before she met me. Obviously.

I've also planted the garlic (75 cloves; we like garlic). This, planting the garlic on Wilma's birthday, could be the start of a new family tradition.


Nutty Gnome said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Wilma .... not sure i'd fancy being kissed by Mick Jagger at any age!

Oooh dear, should I have been planting garlic now then? Will it be okay to do it in spring?

Woody Wilbury said...

Ideally, don't leave it till the Spring

You've still got time but don't leave it till the Spring. It needs a cold period to produce decent sized bulbs. It's called vernalisation. In extremis, and when I've forgotten to plant it in time, I've stuck it in the fridge for a couple of weeks to fool it before planting. Old lore (he's a terrible fella, Old Lore, but sometimes he makes sense) has it that you should plant on the shortest day and harvest on the longest day. That's not far off but personally I prefer to get it in a bit earlier; it definitley needs cold

(And thanks for the birthday wishes! We've been to see Tiny Wilbury again. Gorgeous!)

Dia said...

& what could be a better tradition?? I usually plant garlic in the fall, too; thanks for the reminder!

Happy Birthday to Wilma

I was once kissed by Kenny Loggins! Very sweet fellow, he was visiting the rustic resort where I worked, & out on a stroll with my sweetie - kissed my sis-in law, too, but she didn't realize who it was till they'd gone on their way!

The Gnome said...

...ahem......Wilma might have been kissed by a Stone..but some of us are waiting patiently for a film review.