Yewbarrow

  • the good old victorians brought it to this country and I have always known it as it grew on the banks of the River Mole in Surrey, but it had not escaped to the extent it has today

  • Yewbarrow replied to the topic Dripping honey! in the forum Group logo of BeesBees 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    the chalet we stayed in back in May near Malvern had wild bees going in and out of the roof, I hope nobody disturbed them, often wonder if the roof is dripping with honey

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    morning all, holiday over, had a lovely time, visiting lots of familiar places and good helping of nostalgia, weather not bad, caught the gales and wind towards the end of our stay but did not stop us doing things, pleased with plot when I got back, sweetcorn is the best I have ever grown, big cobs and so sweet and runner beans were still putting…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    thanks Anne, packed a few jumpers as that east coast can be a bit chilly – we’re spoilt here on the west coast with the gulf stream passing by – ha ha

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month ago

    afternoon clickers, the sun it shines, will strim the allotment paths after lunch, tidy it up a bit, we are all supposed to keep our paths tiday but as you know not everyone does, I enjoy doing it cos it looks good when I have finished – tidying up at home, off to Scarborough on Friday – bit of nostalgia as we used to visit and stay that way a lot…[Read more]

    • Have fun Jenny :good: :rose:

      • thanks Anne, packed a few jumpers as that east coast can be a bit chilly – we’re spoilt here on the west coast with the gulf stream passing by – ha ha

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    know just where you are coming from Jenn – grand daughter grown out of blazer last year, refusing to wear new one because the sleeves are a bit long – and I mean a bit – and the uniforms cost a fortune, Finn will have dried any dampness out by the time he gets home – cruel I know but what can you do

    • Jenn replied 1 month ago

      They can be contrary little beggars, can’t they Jenny :lol: Drama all over until tomorrow morning :confused: Finn didn’t complain so the hairdryer treatment must have worked :lol:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month ago

    very wet and windy overnight, sun is trying, can’t believe we have had flood warnings for this area, wouldn’t mind but the “new” flood defence plans have not been published yet following 2015 (and 2012) ain’t life grand – enjoy your day folks, garden will have to dry up a lot before I venture out to tackle the bindweed – it has grown so well this…[Read more]

    • know just where you are coming from Jenn – grand daughter grown out of blazer last year, refusing to wear new one because the sleeves are a bit long – and I mean a bit – and the uniforms cost a fortune, Finn will have dried any dampness out by the time he gets home – cruel I know but what can you do

      • Jenn replied 1 month ago

        They can be contrary little beggars, can’t they Jenny :lol: Drama all over until tomorrow morning :confused: Finn didn’t complain so the hairdryer treatment must have worked :lol:

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    morning all, grey and a bit windy here, off to church shop shortly then dentist have a good day folks

  • good memories Roly, my sister used to go tatty picking in the October half term – she is 13 years older than me but told me about it, she got 9d a sack and the half term was 2 days only but she made a bit of […]

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    morning each, wet old day here, have to go to plot to get veg for weekend at some point, but not yet, its chucking it down, plenty to do indoors, can plant bulbs under cover and sort out troughs and pots, flowers going over so they need some tlc and I have new ones to replace them with – enjoy your weekend

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    evening folks, been for a ride on laal ratty today, ravenglass railway, lovely day, bit of lunch and tea and cake after the train ride, OH is getting his own tea, I am still full of tea and cake, will have something later 0 enjoy your evening folks

  • Yewbarrow replied to the topic Pit talk in the forum General Discussion 1 month, 1 week ago

    fascinating, mill workers also had their own language and often used sign language of their own because of the noise

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Great Pictures, thank you, its a lovely place, really enjoyed our visits, will go back when in the area again

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    I made the same choice BS but was 55 – it worked out ok, did help with care of grandchildren for a while after that, but that was fun and not work

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    morning folks, the sun it shines, not a lot, but it shines, which after yesterday is great, going to GC later to see if spring bulbs are in, if I leave them till after our holiday sure there won’t be the same choice, have a good day folks

  • sure I used 3 or 4 bulbs of garlic, which I crushed up and put with pint of water and tablespoon of washing up liquid, left it to soak for a few days, strained it off and then a tspn to a pint of water as a spray after – can’t remember the website I used but there are quite a few which give recipes – might be worth having a go Karen

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    good day folks, wet first thing, having asked OH to water pots for me last night, it has rained for the last couple of hours – he didn’t mind – honest, off to church shop in a bit, got a load of green toms to sort out this afternoon, more chutney me thinks – enjoy your day folks

  • Yewbarrow posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    sort of lazy day today, son and family came for lunch, last minute decision, they wanted to visit a local garden open on the yellow book scheme today, so grandchildren stayed with us and we played a bit and then had a nice lunch together, so that was nice, all the more so because it had been unexpected – so apart from having a play and getting a…[Read more]

  • not sure if this will help, last year I was fairly sure my v.old fuschia had fuschia rust, the leaves turned yellow, very mottled and brown, looked it up on RHS site and decided that was what it was, I made up a garlic spray just on the chance it might do something, sprayed weekly for a couple of months and then it sat in our garage over winter as…[Read more]

  • Yewbarrow posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    freeze them BS – then in the winter if you are a meat eater, bit of bacon and fry up the toms, crusty bread and enjoy, I make what I call tomato slosh – onions, courgettes, toms and some garlic, all cooked up together and then frozen in bags, great for adding to shepherds pies, stews, bolognaise or just as an extra veg

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