• gertie posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Oh dear I missed you too Sheila @beanstew and Cilla @cilla :giggle: all these @ tickle me :giggle:
    That shortbread [something I do not live without] sounds lovely Sheila. Do you have a specially good recipe please? I have been buying it but used to make myself and must do so again :good:
    HALD both :rose: :rose:

    • The recipe I am using is as follows:-
      500g salted butter
      200g golden caster sugar
      500g plain flour
      250g cornflour

  • VegVamp posted an update 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Evening Clickers, lovely set of photos Cilla, @cilla thank you. :good: I don’t know how you walk 5 miles in new boots, don’t you have to break them in? :confused:

    • Thank you Karen. I was amazed too with my wierd feet, but worth the money, thank goodness. :-)

      • Delighted that they are working for you, but seriously, do you not ever break walking shoes/boots in, with shorter walks, to get used to them?

        • Well you would think so. I took the spare car key so I could walk back to the car if need be. They are Merrell boots. I had Merrell walking shoes in the summer and they didn’t give me any problems either.

  • A lovely country diary in the Guardian today:
    Country diary: the much misunderstood kingfisher

    I know Cilla will like it! @cilla

  • Jenn posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Morning clickers from a damp, dark Essex. I have stuff to finish outside but don’t fancy it much in this weather. My excuse – the slightest of sniffles and runny nose ;-) :lol: A day for boring house ‘stuff’ and reading, I think. Started Truman Capote’s ‘In Cold Blood’ yesterday and am already having odd, fearful dreams. HAGU whatever this…[Read more]

  • gertie posted an update 1 month ago

    Good evening Folks :high-five:
    Love the new garden furniture @Cilla
    :confused: for the second year running am too late to find a Pudsey key ring Ted :-( they appear to have sold out :-( Must get my act together next year :good: otherwise a fair day, some shelves up [Grace a Dom] and repolished and furnished with potted plants , mostly Cacti…

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    • cilla replied 1 month ago

      That looks lovely Anne, I bet you’re pleased. Is it the tree stump seat you like?

  • NorthernTeacher posted an update 1 month ago

    @cilla I think you’re still a bit :sleepy: ;-)

  • This week I’ve read I see you and I let you go, both by Clare MacKintosh. Thanks to Cilla @cilla for recommending the author. Both page turners and believable crime thrillers by an ex-police officer. Looking forward to her next one, Let me lie.

  • Can anyone help to id these no-name plants, please. Cilla @cilla told me to take some pics ;-)

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Morning Karen, Sheila, Cilla :-) bummer weather for the majority of you – really hope it clears up. Brilliant idea to have microchip-opening dishes, Sheila! @cilla you’re on your way now – have a lovely time in Suffolk!

  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Oooooh, nearly forgot, safe journey to Cilla @cilla as well, have a great time honey. :rose: :clover:

  • Allan posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    @cilla What was the length of the longest bean you had Cill,? Did it beat last years,? I only managed 24 inches this year,Three inches down on last year. ;-)

  • Morning clickers :-) off to Lidl at 7.30 to get it over with ;-) A little work in to keep me busy while waiting for some other plants to arrive today. Planted yesterday’s (from SR) and they’re very healthy. Hope you have a good day and have a safe journey back, Cilla @cilla

    • Good morning Jane and thank you. There are Lidl everywhere down here ;-) I hope your plants arrive today and you can play. I wonder if my courgettes will have produced when I return home ;-) Enjoy your day :-)

      • Good morning Jane and Cilla – did I hear the hallowed name of Sarah Raven mentioned? I have only bought bulbs from that source, but they were top notch. Glad to hear their plants are equally good. I’d love to order some, but I am going to have to move all plants away from the front house wall to have rough-casting re-done, so simply no room for…[Read more]

        • Afternoon Jane Cills and Bean…just about to leave work and go to Mozzas…I pass on the way home so its not too bad

  • @cilla have you had a good time so far?

    • Morning Jane. Somerleyton was a little disappointing garden wise. Couldn’t take photos in the house but the 3 guides were excellent ane we didn’t have to hang around listening to boring anecdotes ;-) No idea where we are going today so hoping our hostess can tell us some nice places. We will drive up the coast buT hopefully find some wildlife…[Read more]

      • Morning Cilla :-) good fish and chips are always worth a trip :good: You’re sure to find wildlife – even seals if you want a boat trip! Enjoy a carefree day :notacloudinsight:

  • gertie posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    @cilla Thanks Cilla :-) it worked :good: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Am trying a less exuberant flapjack @cilla ….so far so good :good:

  • Morning clickers :-) work is all finished for now and so I’m just waiting for payment ;-) One cosmos opened yesterday – I love seeing pictures of gardens with lots of them just waving around in the sun and have tried desperately to get that effect (Cilla had such a pic on recently @cilla ) but I’m obviously rubbish with this particular plant! Not…[Read more]

    • Good morning Jane. I’ve had the same result with cosmos this year, partly weather and partly placing. I’m sure it is the sort of plant that does well in an open meadow, but not on the edge of a tree canopy buried beside a blue hosta in Scottish greyness. When the dead tree comes down, I’ll perhaps have more luck in the open space. Wisley needs…[Read more]

      • Yes, I saw that about Wisley as well Jane, and quite agree Sheila, the road noise is pretty serious already. First garden our Hayley took me to, on the way back from the airport and I was very impressed. :good:

    • Ah good, you have no work and are heading to the garden, in fact you’ve probably been there for hours! :good: Enjoy.

  • gertie posted an update 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    How is the hedgehog Cilla? :rose:

    • Morning Anne. The hedgehog is, apparently, a feisty pregnant lady weighing over a kilo and making a nest in a pillow in the kitchen of my friend’s cattery :-) A hedgehog lady went to see it yesterday and deflead and wormed it. Hogies name is now Dizzy! I don’t know how long she will stay there but the heavy rain won’t be god for her looking to…[Read more]

  • Hi Cilla @cilla Can you compare the two shrubs you gave me please – the pink hebe, I know but the label washed off the other and as I’ve only just planted it in the front border, I’m hoping it’s not a tree :nailbiting: Ta :-)

  • gertie posted an update 5 months ago

    @cilla Cilla, have just watched Monty Don and there was a flower, Thalictrum delavayi var.decorum, tall stems topped with little frothy pink flowers. I thought it was something that you mentioned recently but couldn’t remember the name of. Did you notice it ? [ ref Gardeners’ World tonight ] :rose:

    • Hello Anne. I didn’t see Gds. World as I cocked up when I was recording something and could not get back to BBC2…..and on the one night OH was out :-( It is a lovely plant and OH has some in his acer bed.

    • Think I’ve got some of those seeds somewhere…

  • gertie posted an update 5 months ago

    These are the blue geraniums on Blue Hill ….. Rozanne I think ….. @cilla :rose:

    • I took a photo on my tablet of “two” Rozannes…….but it looks as if I have been sold a dud with one of them. Will put the pic on in the morning.

      • :good: when advertised Cilla only the prefect shapes and multi-flowered ones get shown :lol: with less :lol: greenery round them!
        be interested to see, as I think that there are several blue ones slightly different from each other, and I had to check to make sure these were Rozanne :confused: :rose:

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