• cilla posted an update 1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    Morning all. A busy day yesterday. I made fruit cake, apricot crumble and salad, put 3 washes in and out and spent the rest of the day cutting back honeysuckle and hedging and watering beans. I gave some more courgettes away but can’t pull any out before the village show in 3 weeks. Haircut at 9 and probably a walk.

    • Morning again Cills, blimey you were busy yesterday! Those beans don’t half take some water, as do the spuds, which reminds me, must check my main crops, think they are nearly ready to lift. Enjoy your coiffure and walk. :-)

  • VegVamp posted an update 2 hours, 1 minute ago

    Morning Clickers, lots of sleepy heads this morning me thinks, ;-) Very misty, grey morning here and another very muggy night so I’ve been awake for ages. A trip to Enniskillen this morning for a catchup with a friend. Weather is meant to improve later today, so might get into the garden later. Have a good day all. :-)

    • Morning petal……I was out of bed at 6.20 feeding cats and birds but back in it now with a mug of tea :-) Enniskillen and a friend sounds just the job, you can’t beat a girlie catch up ;-) Have a lovely time, are you swimming first?

      • Morning Cills, mug of tea in bed :good: yip, looking forward to the catch up, no pool this morning as I need to finish up a bit of work and see a client before I go. What are you up to? Noooo, don’t answer that, I’ll go and look first. :lol:

  • gertie posted an update 9 hours, 15 minutes ago

    :rose: :clover: :rose:

  • Spent all day in the garden today deading heading and cutting back stuff. Looking forward to tomorrow golfing competition, let’s hope the boys get beaten by the only girl :lol: And another comp on Thur.

  • gertie posted an update 12 hours, 58 minutes ago

    Watching some ‘World news’ tonight I was near to tears realising that a brother and sister, now around my age [and I have a brother 3 years my junior] were meeting for the first time since 1945, briefly, a one-off. They have missed 70 odd years of shared life together … it seems so wicked to me….nuff sed. Sorry, it’s little to do with…[Read more]

  • Allan posted an update 18 hours, 40 minutes ago

    @Beanstew Hi Sheila,,,I don’t see why it won’t grow up there with you,We had some 10 below temperatures here last winter, The name of the vine is ,Vitis Outdoor,

  • gertie posted an update 21 hours, 46 minutes ago

    Dear, dear, have been here for over an hour and still not said hallo :bad:
    Good morning Peops :high-five: from …. yes :notacloudinsight: CP I wish I could share it up north I really do, there is more than enough here :excruciating:
    Happy Birthday to the ‘Wee one’ … hope that’s a wonderful party; gosh, 2 already! :-) HALD All :rose:

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 day, 1 hour ago

    Foodbank first thing, and then I will be driving 50 miles to let my inner child out to play again with the wee one, while his parents have an evening off. I will be staying there overnight, since it’s his 2nd birthday tomorrow, and there will be a gathering of the clans to celebrate it.

  • VegVamp posted an update 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Morning Clicker, pretty iffy, damp, grey weekend, and more of the same this morning. Dreadfully warm overnight as sleep wasn’t great but hopefully the pool will waken me up. More pea and beans to harvest blanch and freeze today and we now have apples to go with the peaches, yea. Had the first of Discovery yesterday, what a great flavour. :good:…[Read more]

    • Most of the northern stiff upper lips are beginning to wobble a bit here – grey is back, and has been with us for days – but we have wonderful memories of heat and light. Sounds like you are still slogging away with the blanching – I couldn’t face more tomatoes yesterday, and stuck all the split losetto in the frig to be dealt with today. Have…[Read more]

      • Know what you mean Sheila, I’m at the stage of using a shoe horn to get more into the freezers. ;-) Enjoy the wee man – I’m sure you will. 2! grief where did those two years go? :confused:

    • Morning Karen :-) peaches AND apples!! Enjoy the swim and the day :-)

      • Thanks Jane, was looking forward to a few blueberries with them but a flippin thrush was snaffling them when I came back from my swim! :lol:

        • It was a Blackbird in GG Karen :bad: :lol: Complete loss on Blueberries this year … well to us anyway…hope the Blackbird profitted :confused:
          Enjoy your day :good: :rose:

          • Morning Anne, we did get quite a few this last week, so not too bad. ;-) Have a good day yourself Anne. :rose:

            • Hi K and everyone….I have lots of apples and even more crab apples…but I shall leave the little crabs for the birds..Made crab apple jelly jelly last year..It took forever and looked like wee :confused: and was not as tasty as apple sauce from my proper apples

  • Evening all, a lovely weekend but busy, they have gone now and arrived home safely, onto round two now as other son and family now coming to us next weekend, so bedding in the wash and tidying up to commence tomorrow!! We popped to Dunelm, Curry’s, Halfords & B&Q, just a few bits and bobs plus a bit of lunch. Sunshine now after a grey…[Read more]

    • Hi Lynn ….. onwards to next weekend ….. glad you had a lovely time …Have a peaceful evening :good: :rose:

      • Evening Anne, a sort of peaceful evening, a bit of pottering in the garden. Just catching up on some missed TV :-)
        :good: on the garden time, it’s much easier and cooler in these temps. Not keen on the nights drawing in though :confused:
        HAGE :rose:

    • Visits from younger family members with grandchildren have become one of my favourite occupations, so I just know you have had / are about to have two brilliant weekends, and all the preparation is worthwhile. HAGD, Lynn.

    • Morning Lynn :-) HAGD!

      • Hi Lynn…Hope you are well and yes I bet your looking forward to next weekend :good: …My 3 were round last Sunday and I have number 4 due in January :love: Mine don’t stop over though, well only in ones and not very often…phew ;-)

  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 14 hours ago

    Good evening All … been in GG pottering, tidying, potting on ….. to the accompaniment of a sing song from Robin of course … HALE :good: :rose:

    • Your garden is glorious Allan … so very lush, green and happy-looking :good: :rose:

    • Hope you do get the sun soon Allan …. the grapes would then be all the tastier for the length of time they have taken ripening and maturing perhaps :good: :rose:

    • Them dwarf pines have to get cut back regularly,They have their feet in the fishpond, ;-) :rose:

    • don’t need to water them then, just top up the fish pond ;-) :rose:

    • They are looking good Al, :good:

    • Your beans are going like a steam train here too Al, :good: need a step ladder though. :lol:

    • Think these are brilliant, Allan – and I’d love to know more about them. It’s possible with climate change that I could try these – how have you found them – how long have these been in the ground, and what variety do you grow?

    • Thanks All, I’ll get back to to you on that Sheila, I have the name of the vine written on garage wall, ;-)

    • Think I might have overfed them a bit though,The leaves are too big and more of them than usual,More like triffids. ;-)

  • gertie posted an update 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Good morning All from a grey day in CP … hope today is as good as it was for many Peops yesterday ….MIAGO :good: :rose:

    • Morning Anne, Raining here but it was forecast,Going to get soaked now picking the beans for dinner. :rose:

      • Worth it Allan …. enjoy those scrumptious beans and have a lovely day … rain is sometimes good :good: :lol: :rose:

        • Trouble with the beans,They are too high,I can’t reach them on the top now,They have gone up way past the top of the canes,And back down to the bottom ,with flowers all the way.Should be picking them into September,With a bit of luck. :rose:

  • Beanstew posted an update 2 days ago

    Went out to dinner last night, and had a lovely time reminiscing about life with my ex-Toenails colleague. She had pulled out all the stops, and prepared 4 courses – luckily it was a leisurely meal, or I’d never have managed it. Took her a bag of garden produce (including a marrow, carrots , beetroot , runner beans and tomatoes) – in fact hardly…[Read more]

  • cilla posted an update 2 days, 1 hour ago

    Morning all. More feline worry this morning. Kitten wss huddled in my chair, wide eyed and wouldn’t come for her breakfast :-( Exhausting day yesterday. We walked 5 miles round Bradgate with a stop for bacon sandwiches sittibg outside and which 5 wadps wanted to share :excruciating: In the sfternoon we went for a walk round the Bluebell…[Read more]

    • Morning Cilla :-) I wonder what was wrong with Kitten then :rose: Sounds like you had a nice day yesterday apart from the wasps! There are a lot about at the mo – 2 in the bedroom on Friday :-( Just hung some washing out – blowy but grey. We should probably go for a walk but I suspect we won’t. Must have a skip in a minute. Have a good day :-)

    • Do cats have bad dreams? Maybe we will never know, but it sounds as though it might be possible. Must confess I read your post with horror, Cilla – two walks in one day! – has OH no sense of proportion? It’s OK if you really like it, but don’t you ever feel like just faffing for the afternoon?

  • gertie posted an update 2 days, 10 hours ago

    Good evening Folks … hope you have all had a super day …. I see that Lynn and co. did :lol: :good: Nightnight All :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 2 days, 10 hours ago

    RIP Kofi Annan :rose:

  • Evening all, lovey time at the GC, didn’t spend too much!!!! Perennials down fromm£3.49 to £1.99 , so bought a lilac aster, lilac phlox and orange geum,plus some 99p trial seeds, fat balls with 100% free. Think the chocolate cake and hot chocolate with marshmallows &cream has something to do with it :giggle: we then went into Ely and had a look a…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted an update 3 days ago

    “What’s new, Beanstew?
    “Not a lot”, is my honest answer. It’s grey again, and pretty wet – and I’m having a hard job to hold the groans in. The trouble is that I associate indoors with boring jobs like cleaning out the frig and what I really need to do is find an absorbing project for indoors over the winter. Have been invited out for a meal…[Read more]

  • gertie posted an update 3 days, 11 hours ago

    good evening Folks :yawn:
    Had another busy afternoon GG. and did something which the crop growers here may say is a daft idea. I found some baking potatoes, forgotten in the back of the veg basket, which have enormous sprouts on them, so I have planted two in each of two potato grow bags, and now I wait to see if my experiment will be…[Read more]

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