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  • Hayley posted an update 1 day, 7 hours 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 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:

        • Everything is going absolutely bonkers here too – don’t think I’ve seen stuff growing so fast for a while. It’s a wonderful sight, but it takes some keeping up with.

          • Morning girls….wave wave

            • Afters Sue, all well with you? Tis blistering here, have just got into some shade with a jug of iced water, phew. :cool:

  • VegVamp posted an update 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 2 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 3 months, 1 week ago

    @cilla Hope your having a lovely time

  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 3 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 :-)

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think even Cilla @cilla would’ve been a bit miffed to iron sweaty crumpled shirts.

  • Afternoon clickers :-) been a nice day today. Had a short walk this morning and skipped a bit this afternoon ;-) ‘Cleaned’ the windows – they’re a bit streaky but we’re bound to have more rain so I’m not worrying. Started reading Angela Marston @cilla and good so far :-) Veg curry for tonight and McMafia on iplayer. Hope you’ve all had a good day…[Read more]

  • Walt posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

  • Walt posted an update 5 months, 1 week ago

    • Thank you Walt, that was just fabulous, gets me every time :-) When we lived in Ireland we were visiting Powerscourt and he was in the cafe with his glamorous wife and daughter and was chatting to everyone.

    • That’s my husband song to me…..

  • VegVamp posted an update 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Brutally cold all day; in fact it hasn’t actually thawed at all! Beautiful sunset shaping up, so looks like more of the same tomorrow. Glad of some dry, except now the ground is frozen solid, so it’s not drying out – sod’s law. ;-) OH sorted the bathroom light so all we needed were two new lamp bulbs for it. :good: Have done precious little all…[Read more]

  • Afternoon clickers :-) not a lot done here today other than reading and feeding the birds. Had some long tailed tits in the garden today but too high up to photograph ( @cilla ;-) ). Will be sorting pizza topping shortly. Not sure what’s on iplayer tonight but hopefully something decent. Have a nice evening everyone :-)

    • Afternoon Jane……..Long tails too high……..excuses, excuses ;-) I’m having spiralized courgette with my bol, but shall do pasta for OH. We shall be watching recorded stuff too.

      • Hi Cilla :-) courgette is good instead of pasta. When I do pasta, I only ever do about 50g between us as we prefer more sauce to carbs. Have you got a ‘proper’ spiralizer then?

        • It is a proper cheap spiralizer Jane just to see if they work. I have found that things are a bit soggy but I was reading that they only need a flash fry so shall see how that works. Only 50 grams? I usually do 100 each, no wonder I am bulging :lol:

    • Evening girls. Oooooh lucky girl Jane, they are gorgeous wee birds. :good: I’m watching your “A house through time” it’s very good. :good:

  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Coooooeeeeeeee Cilla, I’m here, :-) @cilla A walk would have been lovely today, but I do have a lovely clean house she said smugly. Is it :drink: time? I sooooo deserve one. :lol: Love the train. :good:

  • gertie posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks 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

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