Beanstew

  • gertie posted an update 51 minutes ago

    Hi Peops :high-five: it’s a hot, muggy, cloudy :sun-clouds: day with a welcome soft breeze that nevertheless promises nothing sort of day here in CP
    Will go ‘big shopping ‘ this afternoon. HAGO :rose:

  • shedsue posted an update 2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    Morning gardeners…Just turned sunny after a murky start. Home at 3 to more dead heading and a trip to the local….Have a good one folks :good:

  • Jenn posted an update 4 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Morning all. Set to be a sunny, warm day here so may potter about the garden. Next donor’s hedge cutter seem to have stopped so the front garden boundary is still looking awful. The back could do with another 10 foot taken off it to make it manageable too :dunno: Just about recovered from a day in London on Sunday. We ambled around a boiling…[Read more]

    • Hi Jen…Our garden is around 130 ft long (not very wide though) and when we moved in, Bazza said the people at the back had 2 ft of our garden. I said it didnt matter but he said it did and went round and claimed it back…tee hee. Hope your having a good day

  • cilla posted an update 6 hours, 12 minutes ago

    Morning all. A busy day yesterday. I made fruit cake, apricot crumble and salad, put 3 washes in and out and spent the rest of the day cutting back honeysuckle and hedging and watering beans. I gave some more courgettes away but can’t pull any out before the village show in 3 weeks. Haircut at 9 and probably a walk.

    • Morning again Cills, blimey you were busy yesterday! Those beans don’t half take some water, as do the spuds, which reminds me, must check my main crops, think they are nearly ready to lift. Enjoy your coiffure and walk. :-)

      • Morning ladies…No potatoes and courgettes for me just lots of pritties and tomatoes…Do I mis them erm not really BUT I could do with a couple more raised beds to maybe do one or 2 more things next year….Not told Baz that yet :mad: ……How is kitten Cills???

  • VegVamp posted an update 6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Morning Clickers, lots of sleepy heads this morning me thinks, ;-) Very misty, grey morning here and another very muggy night so I’ve been awake for ages. A trip to Enniskillen this morning for a catchup with a friend. Weather is meant to improve later today, so might get into the garden later. Have a good day all. :-)

    • Morning petal……I was out of bed at 6.20 feeding cats and birds but back in it now with a mug of tea :-) Enniskillen and a friend sounds just the job, you can’t beat a girlie catch up ;-) Have a lovely time, are you swimming first?

      • Morning Cills, mug of tea in bed :good: yip, looking forward to the catch up, no pool this morning as I need to finish up a bit of work and see a client before I go. What are you up to? Noooo, don’t answer that, I’ll go and look first. :lol:

        • Hi Karen, I did pop in around five but felt lonely :-( ;-) so I went back to bed :clover: After a night of tossing and turning I then slept like log and now feel much restored after a bit of local shopping :good: :clover: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 13 hours, 50 minutes ago

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  • Spent all day in the garden today deading heading and cutting back stuff. Looking forward to tomorrow golfing competition, let’s hope the boys get beaten by the only girl :lol: And another comp on Thur.

  • gertie posted an update 17 hours, 34 minutes ago

    Watching some ‘World news’ tonight I was near to tears realising that a brother and sister, now around my age [and I have a brother 3 years my junior] were meeting for the first time since 1945, briefly, a one-off. They have missed 70 odd years of shared life together … it seems so wicked to me….nuff sed. Sorry, it’s little to do with…[Read more]

  • shedsue posted an update 21 hours ago

    Afternoon gardeners…Still not enough rain to satisfy my pritties, but they are still blooming and looking good. My sis has got the gardening bug now and had a greenhouse bought for her birthday. She has a lovely house with a small garden, and now wants to move for more garden…Dont think her OH is too impressed. Funny how it gets to you isn’t it :-)

  • Not been in for a long long time. Hope everyone is fit and well. Still not sold the house. New book due out any time soon.

  • Allan posted an update 23 hours, 16 minutes ago

    @Beanstew Hi Sheila,,,I don’t see why it won’t grow up there with you,We had some 10 below temperatures here last winter, The name of the vine is ,Vitis Outdoor,

  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Dear, dear, have been here for over an hour and still not said hallo :bad:
    Good morning Peops :high-five: from …. yes :notacloudinsight: CP I wish I could share it up north I really do, there is more than enough here :excruciating:
    Happy Birthday to the ‘Wee one’ … hope that’s a wonderful party; gosh, 2 already! :-) HALD All :rose:

  • Ambersparkle posted an update 1 day, 3 hours ago

    Morning Dear Friends, another dreich Day here, come back Sun, just for an Hour, this continuous Weather, Grey and Wet, but close, is getting me down. Brought my Tomatoes in, well, my big Ones, no way are they going to ripen, now. and they will eventually indoors, any that don’t will end up in Green Tomato Chutney, really love that, and not had…[Read more]

    • Great presents ideas Tina…let’s hope that your Granddaughters don’t read this site!!!
      BTW I found that a ‘bought’ tomato I had , which had been in the veg tray in the heat for a few days, was sprouting INSIDE! Read it up and apparently it happens when it’s hot … I don’t keep toms in the fridge as they lose flavour … but maybe there’s a point…[Read more]

  • VegVamp posted an update 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Morning Clicker, pretty iffy, damp, grey weekend, and more of the same this morning. Dreadfully warm overnight as sleep wasn’t great but hopefully the pool will waken me up. More pea and beans to harvest blanch and freeze today and we now have apples to go with the peaches, yea. Had the first of Discovery yesterday, what a great flavour. :good:…[Read more]

    • Most of the northern stiff upper lips are beginning to wobble a bit here – grey is back, and has been with us for days – but we have wonderful memories of heat and light. Sounds like you are still slogging away with the blanching – I couldn’t face more tomatoes yesterday, and stuck all the split losetto in the frig to be dealt with today. Have…[Read more]

      • Know what you mean Sheila, I’m at the stage of using a shoe horn to get more into the freezers. ;-) Enjoy the wee man – I’m sure you will. 2! grief where did those two years go? :confused:

    • Morning Karen :-) peaches AND apples!! Enjoy the swim and the day :-)

      • Thanks Jane, was looking forward to a few blueberries with them but a flippin thrush was snaffling them when I came back from my swim! :lol:

        • It was a Blackbird in GG Karen :bad: :lol: Complete loss on Blueberries this year … well to us anyway…hope the Blackbird profitted :confused:
          Enjoy your day :good: :rose:

          • Morning Anne, we did get quite a few this last week, so not too bad. ;-) Have a good day yourself Anne. :rose:

            • Hi K and everyone….I have lots of apples and even more crab apples…but I shall leave the little crabs for the birds..Made crab apple jelly jelly last year..It took forever and looked like wee :confused: and was not as tasty as apple sauce from my proper apples

  • Walt posted an update 1 day, 17 hours ago

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    Birthday…Johnny Nash :drink:

  • Evening all, a lovely weekend but busy, they have gone now and arrived home safely, onto round two now as other son and family now coming to us next weekend, so bedding in the wash and tidying up to commence tomorrow!! We popped to Dunelm, Curry’s, Halfords & B&Q, just a few bits and bobs plus a bit of lunch. Sunshine now after a grey…[Read more]

    • Hi Lynn ….. onwards to next weekend ….. glad you had a lovely time …Have a peaceful evening :good: :rose:

      • Evening Anne, a sort of peaceful evening, a bit of pottering in the garden. Just catching up on some missed TV :-)
        :good: on the garden time, it’s much easier and cooler in these temps. Not keen on the nights drawing in though :confused:
        HAGE :rose:

    • Visits from younger family members with grandchildren have become one of my favourite occupations, so I just know you have had / are about to have two brilliant weekends, and all the preparation is worthwhile. HAGD, Lynn.

    • Morning Lynn :-) HAGD!

      • Hi Lynn…Hope you are well and yes I bet your looking forward to next weekend :good: …My 3 were round last Sunday and I have number 4 due in January :love: Mine don’t stop over though, well only in ones and not very often…phew ;-)

  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 19 hours ago

    Good evening All … been in GG pottering, tidying, potting on ….. to the accompaniment of a sing song from Robin of course … HALE :good: :rose:

    • Your garden is glorious Allan … so very lush, green and happy-looking :good: :rose:

    • Hope you do get the sun soon Allan …. the grapes would then be all the tastier for the length of time they have taken ripening and maturing perhaps :good: :rose:

    • Them dwarf pines have to get cut back regularly,They have their feet in the fishpond, ;-) :rose:

    • don’t need to water them then, just top up the fish pond ;-) :rose:

    • They are looking good Al, :good:

    • Your beans are going like a steam train here too Al, :good: need a step ladder though. :lol:

    • Think these are brilliant, Allan – and I’d love to know more about them. It’s possible with climate change that I could try these – how have you found them – how long have these been in the ground, and what variety do you grow?

    • Thanks All, I’ll get back to to you on that Sheila, I have the name of the vine written on garage wall, ;-)

    • Think I might have overfed them a bit though,The leaves are too big and more of them than usual,More like triffids. ;-)

  • gertie posted an update 2 days, 3 hours ago

    Good morning All from a grey day in CP … hope today is as good as it was for many Peops yesterday ….MIAGO :good: :rose:

    • Morning Anne, Raining here but it was forecast,Going to get soaked now picking the beans for dinner. :rose:

      • Worth it Allan …. enjoy those scrumptious beans and have a lovely day … rain is sometimes good :good: :lol: :rose:

        • Trouble with the beans,They are too high,I can’t reach them on the top now,They have gone up way past the top of the canes,And back down to the bottom ,with flowers all the way.Should be picking them into September,With a bit of luck. :rose:

  • cilla posted an update 2 days, 5 hours ago

    Morning all. More feline worry this morning. Kitten wss huddled in my chair, wide eyed and wouldn’t come for her breakfast :-( Exhausting day yesterday. We walked 5 miles round Bradgate with a stop for bacon sandwiches sittibg outside and which 5 wadps wanted to share :excruciating: In the sfternoon we went for a walk round the Bluebell…[Read more]

    • Morning Cilla :-) I wonder what was wrong with Kitten then :rose: Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday apart from the wasps! There are a lot about at the mo – 2 in the bedroom on Friday :-( Just hung some washing out – blowy but grey. We should probably go for a walk but I suspect we won’t. Must have a skip in a minute. Have a good day :-)

    • Do cats have bad dreams? Maybe we will never know, but it sounds as though it might be possible. Must confess I read your post with horror, Cilla – two walks in one day! – has OH no sense of proportion? It’s OK if you really like it, but don’t you ever feel like just faffing for the afternoon?

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