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  • NorthernTeacher posted an update 1 month ago

    Morning clickers :-) what can I say? another hot one and like most, I’ve had enough :notacloudinsight: No doubt I’ll find more courgettes today – I gave some away yesterday. One plant isn’t producing anything of any size but this year I’m not complaining. I sowed some Nantes yesterday and have radish modules ready to go out but might wait a bit…[Read more]

    • Morning Jane, thankfully it is quite a bit cooler here – and very pleasant. There is a raspberry moth, and the caterpillar feed on the flowers, buds and new shoots, so that sounds like your culprit. :-( I’ve just finished a monster bowl of raspberries with yogurt, she said smugly. :lol: Have a good day yourself. :-)

    • cilla replied 1 month ago

      Morning Jane. That has remonded me to sow some more radish although second sowings never seem to work for me. I my watercress in the g/h was growing beautifully and I covered it with fleece to protect it from the flea beetles…….and when I next looked it was decimated by tiny green caterpillars :angry: Could be moths as I have had several in…[Read more]

  • VegVamp posted an update 1 month ago

    Morning Clickers, and I see Cilla is lurking. :-) Have a good journey and a lovely time petal @Cilla . :good: Got the final load of Caulis blanched and into the freezer yesterday so a bit of space for some more salad stuff to go in. Got the spuds sprayed as well, only to have a shower of rain last night, :-( so that may have to be redone, sigh.…[Read more]

    • cilla replied 1 month ago

      Morning again Karen and thank you. I took up a wigwam of past their best peas and sowed carrots and I also dug up a rhubarb and sowed…..more carrots and planted some Webbs Wonderful lettuce……I expect the slugs enjoyed those for supper :lol: I have serious cauli envy, adore cauli cheese :-) Are those peaches nearly ready? Have a peaceful…[Read more]

      • Love my cali too, ;-) Peaches will be a while yet, around mid/late August, but in the middle of a raspberry glut, so I’m not complaining. Thanks petal, am just off now, so safe journey and happy holiday. :rose: :clover:

    • Morning Karen :-) rain? – one lucky clicker! Great news on the caulis! Have a lovely swim and a fab day in total!

      • Morning Jane, thought it had finished on Sunday, ;-) Thanks, just off, have a good day yourself. :-)

    • Morning Karen, I have cauliflower envy, I try every year and I get one or two to about tennis ball size, then it bolts, I’m trying again this year , snowball variety and growing them under enviromesh, to protect them from everything :excruciating: so staying positive. Everything else in the brassica family apart from cauliflower and sprouts does…[Read more]

      • Morning Lynn, the only trick with cauli is good rich soil and loads of water – and I really mean LOADS of water – even here in a wet year I give them extra. ;-)

  • @cilla Hi Cilla :-) pity the beetroot didn’t taste any different cooked in the oven. I really prefer it that way. I thought you might like to see how your grass is doing – it’s a bit like Cousin It!
    • :lol: Hadn’t a clue who you meant so just googled it. It looks healthier than when I gave it to you :good:

  • AliCat posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Wishing @cilla & @shedsue a very happy birthday. I hope you have both had a lovely day and have celebrated in style :cake: :present: :drink: :rose:

  • Hayley posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Birthday girl is online!! @cilla

  • Jenn posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Happy birthday lovely ladies @cilla @shedsue
    Hope you both have a lovely day :present: :cake: :drink: :rose:
  • VegVamp posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Many Happy Returns Cilla and Soz, hope you both have a wonderful day. @cilla @shedsue
    :rose: :clover: :drink: :present: :cake: :present: :drink: :clover: :rose:
    :rose: :clover: :drink: :present: :cake: :present: :drink: :clover: :rose:

  • @cilla A very happy significant birthday to you!! Many happy returns :cake: have lots of fun :walt: and lots of sun :notacloudinsight: :present: :cake: :drink:

  • Hayley posted an update 2 months ago

    Good evening all. :-) Allsorts in the garden today. I’ve never seen so much wildlife coming and going and interacting and the result of having two wild Mallards as friends means I have few slugs and snails. Couldn’t believe Jemima yesterday, she consumed a whole snail including the shell! Today I caught her eating a slug as you can see, whilst…

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  • VegVamp posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Morning Clickers, thank Frith for some sleep, did my usually waking up, but got back over until 0530, which was wonderful. Cloudy but bright, dry and still so spud spraying today me thinks as we’ve had a couple of Hutton period days recently. Some work to clear first and a client to see. Need to tackle the greenhouse as well, everything went…[Read more]

    • Or even my usual waking up. ;-)

    • Glad to hear you had a better sleep, Karen – nothing worse than a bad night, whatever the reason. It’s amazing how things are shooting up – I’ve had to retie the tomatoes further up the canes already! Have a great day :-)

      • Morning Jane, aye, that’s another job needs done, toms and cucumbers need tying in! :cool: Hope the work goes quickly for you. :good:

  • VegVamp posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Just watched Malvern on GW, but didn’t spot our Cilla. :-( @cilla

  • Afternoon clickers :-) and I see Cilla @cilla has just arrived on here – hope you are safely in Malvern :good: Been sunny after the rain early this morning and I’ve spent some time planting out things in pots that had no label – why/how do I lose them? I tried to identify things from the leaves according to what I ordered but that’s a joke…[Read more]

  • VegVamp posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Morning all, and a very late good morning it is! WE have full on sun this morning – YEA, so have been out opening the greenhouse, and then got waylaid with watering and general faffing. :lol: Have a good day all, and have a brilliant time at Malvern Cilla. :clover: :rose: @cilla

    • Dare I hope? Will this grey gloom evaporate? Will cabbage root fly become extinct? Will the cherry tree die? I might be pushing my luck with the last one – but a wee bit of sun to warm the shivering plants being hardened for the Arctic Circle would be lovely…..Have a lovely sunny day, Karen.

    • Hi K and Bean…cold but sunny here..just how I like it :good:

      • It’s been lovely and sunny here most of the afternoon Sue, yip, fingers crossed for us all tomorrow. :good:

  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Morning Jane, we have sun, she said smugly. :lol: and after all the rain I’m keeping it. ;-) Hope the work goes quickly – and well. Oooooh yes, have a great time at Malvern Cilla. @cilla :rose: :clover:

    • Hello Jane and all. Work about done for me and looking forward to tomorrow as planting out my babies..PLEASE let it be dry.

      Have a great time Cills

    • Hello Karen :-) well, it brightened up here – so you must have had too much sun to cope with :lol: Hope you’ve had a fab day :-)

      • It flippin rained here Jane, but the last few hours have been lovely, so only just back in. ;-) :good: Did you get your work finished?

        • Hi Karen :-) yes, thanks – it only took about an hour. Bummer about the earlier rain but really glad you could get out for a bit of rare sunshine :good: Makes so much difference to the day :notacloudinsight: No more work expected until end of next week for me ;-) Hope you have a lovely evening :rose:

  • Morning clickers :-) steady light rain this morning and all the veg outside is loving it! Shopping today and expected work has arrived for me to do later. Hope there is sunshine somewhere for clickers! Have a lovely day and to Cilla @cilla have a great time at Malvern and the surrounding area :-)

    • Good morning Jane – your veg may be loving the rain, but that is only because they have simple needs. No carrots or cauliflowers have to care a damn about newly washed and curled hair unfurling in the damp like I do. I suppose being without vanity has it’s attractions, especially up here.

      • Good morning Jane. We had a little light rain overnight, just enough to wet my seed rows I guess. I still feel weary but heigh ho :lol: Sunny and cooler here. Have a good day after work :-)

        • As it’s sunny, Cilla, you’ll soon perk up, I’m sure :good: Wet seed rows means you don’t have to run around with the watering can this morning!

      • I just love that oblique comparison on the needs of veg and coiffure, Sheila and you’ve reminded me I must put my mac in the Wiz so that I can stride into Lidl looking suitably stylish ;-)

    • Morning Jane, we have sun, she said smugly. :lol: and after all the rain I’m keeping it. ;-) Hope the work goes quickly – and well. Oooooh yes, have a great time at Malvern Cilla. @cilla :rose: :clover:

      • Hello Jane and all. Work about done for me and looking forward to tomorrow as planting out my babies..PLEASE let it be dry.

        Have a great time Cills

      • Hello Karen :-) well, it brightened up here – so you must have had too much sun to cope with :lol: Hope you’ve had a fab day :-)

        • It flippin rained here Jane, but the last few hours have been lovely, so only just back in. ;-) :good: Did you get your work finished?

          • Hi Karen :-) yes, thanks – it only took about an hour. Bummer about the earlier rain but really glad you could get out for a bit of rare sunshine :good: Makes so much difference to the day :notacloudinsight: No more work expected until end of next week for me ;-) Hope you have a lovely evening :rose:

  • NorthernTeacher posted an update 4 months ago

    Afternoon clickers :-) Hope nobody is overcooked in the heat ;-) These are Cilla’s @cilla marsh marigolds by the pond – lovely!
  • Good evening all :-)
    On behalf of Karen, here are her winners for what has been a most enjoyable competition and has put us in the mood for a wonderful Spring and gardening season ahead! :rose:

    1st place: I’ve chosen Cilla’s robin as feel this to be the beginning of new life soon to be :present:
    2nd place: Lynn’s bee foraging,the awakening f…[Read more]

  • shedsue posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    @cilla Hope your having a lovely time

  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Morning Jane, same here, for once we seem to be missing the worst of it, thank goodness. What are you up to today, any work on? Yip, safe journey Cilla, @cilla have a lovely time. :rose:

    • Hi Karen :-) there might be something turning up later following a quote I did yesterday but who knows ;-) Do you have to go out?

      • Only for a swim, I’ll look like Michelin man, but I’ll be warm. :lol: Good luck with your work, a good day for indoor stuff. :good:

      • Good morning Jane. Sparrowhawk and lacewing……Jane’s Wild East ;-) Go careful on the skipping, we don’t want you “slipping skipping”. I didn’t know thursday was book day, I can’t read any faster. I’m reading Kate Eliis’s latest at the moment. I’m saving them all for you in the hope of seeing you this year :-)

  • Morning clickers :-) no snow here overnight :good: @cilla Cilla, hope it’s all clear for your trip today – have a safe one :rose: Have a good day everyone. Keep warm :-)

    • No snow here either, Jane – but hopefully Cilla will realise that some of us are standing by in full Arctic kit to rescue her and OH from whichever ditch they manage to end up in. Of course, traffic jams on motorways are not so easily dealt with, but if she keeps to the A roads, we will not fail her. But in the meantime, I suppose I’ll be forced…[Read more]

    • Morning Jane, same here, for once we seem to be missing the worst of it, thank goodness. What are you up to today, any work on? Yip, safe journey Cilla, @cilla have a lovely time. :rose:

      • Hi Karen :-) there might be something turning up later following a quote I did yesterday but who knows ;-) Do you have to go out?

        • Only for a swim, I’ll look like Michelin man, but I’ll be warm. :lol: Good luck with your work, a good day for indoor stuff. :good:

        • Good morning Jane. Sparrowhawk and lacewing……Jane’s Wild East ;-) Go careful on the skipping, we don’t want you “slipping skipping”. I didn’t know thursday was book day, I can’t read any faster. I’m reading Kate Eliis’s latest at the moment. I’m saving them all for you in the hope of seeing you this year :-)

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