• Allan posted an update 11 minutes ago

    Morning, :good:

  • Beanstew replied to the topic Dripping honey! in the forum Group logo of BeesBees 1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    This takes me back. The local police used to come for my father every time they were notified of a swarm – but thankfully of nothing like this. Usually bees before they swarm stuff themselves with honey for the effort. This makes them very good-natured and placid and easy to handle – but these bees would be alert and defensive…..

  • cilla posted an update 1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    Morning all. Brrrr, it was very cold overnight but lovely and calm when I fed the birds. I must walk today as I haven’t walked since tuesday and I must stop comfort eating as I am getting bloated :lol: Courgette soup for lunch, perhaps ;-) Lots tomdo in the garden if it stays dry but showers are forecast for this afternoon. However, I’m loking…[Read more]

    • Yes, I’ve got courgette soup on the cards, too, Cilla! We’ve been watching Killing Eve on iplayer – no spoiler alert from me though ;-) Off out to skip while the wind is somewhere else. Have a lovely day. Hope you get your walk :-)

    • I just can’t reconcile the words “Cilla” and “bloating” in one sentence – but I suppose being really careful about how you look, helps to keep you trim and bloat-free (which you are).

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    I have looked out my jelly pan and two jelly bags for my younger daughter who will be coming down mid-morning to pick them up. I feel like a runner in a relay race passing on the baton of home jam-making – in this case she will be making some jars of gloriously amber apple jelly – and I won’t have to. Think that’s a win-win.

    • Brilliant, Sheila! The description ‘amber apple jelly’ sounds lovely and I hope she continues your culinary expertise, passing some on to you for taste testing purposes obviously. A relay race is apt because of the timing, I presume! Have a good day!

      • It was really my mother who started the tradition – I think she was scarred psychologically by wartime rationing, and when she was let loose on an orchard in the ’40s, she went mad – but as she was also an artist, we were always being asked to admire the clarity and depth of colour of what she made. It became a habit.

    • Good morning Bean. Amber jelly sounds, and looks,I’m sure, delicious. I’ve never been a jam maker apart from some rhubarb marmalade I made years ago. But we don’t eat much jam or marmalade nowadays :-( I’m rather partial to lemon cheese, though. I hope you have some good weather up there today for your painting.

      • Good morning Cilla and Jane. I’ve been thinking of marrow and ginger jam recently – just in order not to let the bl**dy courgettes have the last word. Wonder if marrows contain pectin – must find out.

  • Morning clickers :-) it’s getting a lot cooler – cramp last night and not nice! The weather is flat and grey but it’s bound to wake up and do something or other at some point today ;-) Typical Saturday of reading the paper and hopefully some pottering. Have a good day everyone :-)

    • Commiserations on the cramp, Jane – the condition and I are old adveraries, and it is blooming sore. No rain here at the moment – and I hope to do some outside painting after I prepare some apples for the slow cooker.

      • Morning Jane and Bean. Poor you, Jane, cramp is horrible. I find that if I try and relax everything and take deep breaths, it helps. Are you reading a good’un? Enjoy your day and have a good potter :-)

      • Morning Sheila and Cilla :-) I usually crawl out of bed and try and walk around the room until it goes but I didn’t and it serves me right ;-) Is that over your front door, Sheila – ie the reason you were in your loft? Hope it’s not a lot of work.
        I’m reading ‘Siren’ by John Knox, Cilla – a gritty detective story based in M/C but I’ll be glad to…[Read more]

        • I probably have read it but I can’t remember, I’ll google it. I’m reading another Lynda La Plante, Anna Travis detective one……always good. I must order the latest Angela Marson from the library.

        • Couldn’t repair the stone over the front door yesterday because of rain – will be painting coping stones down near the road, and possibly external window cills today.

  • gertie posted an update 10 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Nightnight Lovely Peops :sleepy: :sleepy: :rose:

  • Walt posted an update 12 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Born on this day…Jimmy Young :good:

  • What a game I had today, played at Clandon Golf Club near Guildford for the first time and won the game. Very windy and being on the chalk hills of the Surrey Hills. I won with 38 points and hubby had 30 points and all the others were well under that.

  • gertie replied to the topic Dripping honey! in the forum Group logo of BeesBees 13 hours, 49 minutes ago

    My earlier comment disappeared :confused: ?
    As I said, am glad that the bees were safely re-homed :good: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 14 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Good evening Folks, and Hi Lynn :high-five: We have just returned from a weird walk/drive, and found the back of the Country Park, an area of small, close-built terraces, and children playing out … it was rather lovely ….will put up pics later.
    HASE All :rose:

  • flowerpotlynn replied to the topic Dripping honey! in the forum Group logo of BeesBees 14 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Goodness me!!! They obviously felt safe etc as that is a established hive.

  • cilla posted an update 15 hours, 13 minutes ago

    Evening lovely clickers. Phew, what a blustery day. I went in the garden this afternoon and cut down the sunflowers and one bean plant, lythrum and meadowsweet…..fair wears you out gardening in the wind ;-) Managed to nip up to a friends for a quick chat. It is lovely and warm in the conservatory…….warming up the bottle of red a treat :-)…

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    • Evening Cilla,are you feeling brighter today?
      Yes it’s been a blustery day here too, not much damage, a fair few bits of willow all moved the garden and one broken dahlia :-( it’s was a new one for this year and about to flower :-( haven’t checked all the others yet, it’s got cold here does have a small fire going, so the lounge is feeling very…[Read more]

    • What a good idea Cilla :good: ;-) Bon appetit :rose:

    • Hello Lynn. I missed you yesterday. What a shame about your dahlia, my cosmos in pots keep falling over and breaking as they have grown leggy. I’m okay if I don’t think too much, thank you, but everyone here is in shock as you can imagine. I hope you have a calmer saturday. :-)

  • Afternoon clickers :-) rain AND wind now! Just been outside but it’s a bit cold and wet just to potter around. Will read my book, I think. Hope you’ve all had a good day :-)

  • gertie posted an update 22 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Bora da Allan :high-five: I think I shall be cutting down my long Blackberry runners this weekend to start again next year. Is there any point on keeping some? Will they fruit if I tide them over? We want to build an arch to take them, as they are very ,very long. Please tell me what you think is best for the Blackberries as I know that you have…[Read more]

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