• Good evening dearest friends, hoping all had a better wind free day. I managed to paint 6 more fence panels today. Just got finished the 6th and the rain came on. Just got another 10 to do.

  • cilla posted an update 8 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Afternoon all. It turned cloudy and chilly after lunch so I didn’t get in the garden. Friend came for a cuppa and I made a chicken casserole.but I’m feeling tired now.

  • VegVamp posted an update 9 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Afternoon all, finally got out for a while this afternoon and got the greenhouse staging washed down and back into the GH, so propagator assembling tomorrow. :good: OH is just shifting some compost into the GH so that it will warm up a bit. Thought my spud planting was going to be very late this year, but looks like it might get started this…[Read more]

    • Taddies? Brilliant and I’m jealous!! No sign of spawn yet but last year’s dollop was the first week in April. So :fingers-crossed: Glad to hear the g/h is good to go :good:

      • Evening Jane, goodness I would have thought you would be ahead of us here in NI with the spawn, not long to go till April now though so :fingers-crossed: Yip, good to get the GH sorted and once the propagator goes in I’ll be off and running. :-)

        • Afternoon Karen and Jane. You’ve had a good day Karen and taddies….wowser, jealous :lol: A programme on Mourne on BBC2 tonight. I watched Irish Showbands on Iplayer on saturday…..great 50’s and 60’s music :-)

  • Had a peacock butterfly warming up on the fence earlier :good: Hope you’ve all had a good day – nobody’s been around since this morning, I see, so I can only suspect that you’ve all been playing out ;-) Have a lovely evening. Got the bedding to change and dinner to do now.

    • Great news on the peacock B’fly Jane, did you have a good day?

      • Hi Karen :-) yes thanks :good: including hard pruning a ribes and moving a baby yew tree to a new place. Not finished yet though – just about to sort sausages and omelette. Will watch Baptiste on iplayer later – are you watching it? Not sure if you’ve seen this – I haven’t yet but it was on on Saturday:
        The Irish Rock Story: A Tale of Two Cities…[Read more]

  • dandlyon posted an update in the group Group logo of Tony’s TipsTony’s Tips 10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    Anne lots of growers start garlic in pots, they need to be cold not warm. Its sitting in wet soil that’s not so good. Once they are growing well can be planted in the soil

  • Jenn posted an update 17 hours, 38 minutes ago

    Morning clickers. Well, that’s more like it – sunny and calm :notacloudinsight: Want to whiz through some house stuff as I want to get outside. Hopefully I won’t get battered by hail, like yesterday :excruciating: Here’s the playground bed I planted up yesterday :-) Only 2 more to sort and 1 that the PC need to replace/remove as its…

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  • Star posted an update 18 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Morning all……….hope you are all well.
    Temperature has risen again so I stayed inside.
    Have a n ice day…will leave you with a photo of one of our Wildflowers
    • That is gorgeous Star, what is it called please?

    • How gorgeous…would love some on Blue Hill but nodoubt it prefers your sunshine :lol: :rose:
      have a lovely day, or is it “Good evening to you ” Star? :rose:

    • I looked it up: Thysanotus tuberosus, commonly known as … ‘frilly knickers’ :lol: ;-) apparently a frilled lily :dunno: :rose:

    • One of the more striking groups of wildflowers we have in Australia are the Thysanotus’. The members of this genus are easily identified by the delicate fringe of hairs on the margins of its petals. This characteristic lends itself to the common name for the group: Fringe-lilies🌺
      Thysanotus are present in the landscape year round, although for…[Read more]

    • Thanks for that Star …. fascinating flower. It will apparently grow in area 10, ie the UK too … we must save it from extinction; it’s a beautiful little plant. :-) :rose:

    • Morning Star – Tuesday for you :lol: HAGD :-)

    • Thanks for that info Star, amazing to think it is a wild flower, but sad that it is under threat. :-(

  • cilla posted an update 18 hours, 52 minutes ago

    Morning clickers. Calm and sunny outside, long may it last! I’m off into Loughborough for a wander and lots of “bits” to get. I may plant my shallots this afternoon and I have other f
    Perennials to plant too when I decide where they are going. Have a good day everyone :-)

  • I had this one when I lived on my own and I much prefer it to mahonia Charity.

  • Morning clickers :-) hope nobody has a hangover after celebrating St Patrick’s Day ;-) A cool but bright morning here. Must get on – coffee to make, knitting to do… :lol: Have a good day everyone :notacloudinsight:

  • Walt posted an update 1 day, 5 hours ago

    Born this day:…Nat King Cole :good:

  • Could be the US one, Anne: Mahonia aquifolium.

  • Thanks Jane, the sky was very atmospheric.

  • cilla posted an update 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Evening all. We had a nice walk at Watermead although it was chilly by the water. I heard a strange bird song and look who was lurking among the branches :-) The grebe was sitting on the nest as well This afternoon I have pricked out my Sungold toms, hesperis, echiums and dahlias and turned the compost. We had hail at lunchtime. Bangers and mash…

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  • That’s a beautiful photo, Cilla!

  • The lion is slumbering, one eye open, ready to pounce :lol:

  • Afternoon clickers :-) what a lovely day, despite a bit of hail early on! Sown celery, Gardener’s Delight and a new one for me Chadwick Cherry for germination in the lounge. Knitted the rib of the second mitten. Even got the bath towels dry (securely pegged to the gate!) :lol: Baked salmon for dinner and I’m looking forward to it. Hope you’ve all…[Read more]

    • Hi Jane … a very lazy day here … my get-up-&-go stayed firmly written in notes!! Let’s hope for a sunny day again soon …. well done on your activities :good: Shall add ‘new clay pots ‘ to my ‘must-get’ list as well.
      Bon appetit :good: Enjoy your evening :rose:

      • Hi Anne/ Jane, Sunny But Cold, Been fishing up on the Brecon Beacons ,Started snowing about 2,By Four o clock it was enough,Just warming up again,😄 :rose:

        • Hi Anne and Al :-) hope you’re having fish for dinner, Al ;-) It should be sunny tomorrow, too, Anne :good: HAGE both of you :-)

        • BBBrrr! :lol: Brave or barmy man Allan :-) Did you catch your supper? :fingers-crossed:
          we are having fish and salad ourselves this evening. Bon appetit all :good: :rose:

      • Afternoon Jane. It sounds like a successful day for you. I’m growing Sweet Aperitif, a new one for me. Enjoy that salmon, bangers and mash here.

        • Hello Cilla :-) bangers are always good :good: I’ve not tried new toms for a couple of years – let me know how yours taste in due course :-)

          • I will Jane. OH never used to eat cherry tomatoes but now he has loads every lunchtime and it costs a fortune so I’m growing more this year.

      • Hi Anne and Al. A lazy day never did anyone any harm Anne ;-)
        Crikey Al, I hope you caught something having braved the weather :-)

        • Hi Cilla … it doesn’t get anything else done either :bad: :-) but will not fret. Have been catching upwith GG birds…they are such fun towatch, and oh, I need your expertise on a plant name please … it’s the creamy lambs’ tails that have bloomed at last, on the Blue Hill. I’ll post a pic later. :rose:

          • Nup, Didn’t Get Any,Wrote that comment and went off to sleep after posting it, I can’t take these early mornings anymore, :lol:

            • :lol: I am finding the late nights more and more difficult too Allan :lol:
              Never mind…more fish for next time; or is the season over until later in the year now? :rose:

            • Oh, now that surprises me. I know very little about fish, so is there a time when they all spawn?.. and if this is so, does the fishing season exclude that time?
              Recently, Dixon mentioned that beach fishing season had stopped. Is that more todo with human interaction with the beach, rather than fishing needs? Humph! it seems quite complicated…[Read more]

            • Anne,The course season starts 1st April, After spawning,,Rainbow trout season there is no closed season,Sea fishing ,There is no closed season,Just clubs fishing to the seasons they want, None of the rules apply on closed water fisheries,They are open all year ,The only stipulation is Brown trout has to be returned too the water.

            • Oh thankyou very much Allan … there is so much I don’t know but that’s a bit more to add to my store of knowledge and understanding …. great :good: :lol: Thanks again :rose:

  • Morning all, very windy here, but Snow has gone, it is also very cold, no chance of me getting out in the Garden, any time soon. Going to bake this Afternoon, not sure what yet, might be Apple Pie, or Coffee Cake, fancy both, but don’t fancy clearing up after both! Don’t worry Anne, will continue the Saga soon, like waiting Bye the noo! Tina xfor…[Read more]

  • Owdboggy posted an update 1 day, 13 hours ago

    Boxes to the left of them, boxes to the right of them. Boxes, boxes every where . Last day here. Last ever bath last night (shower only in new place). Going to be very naughty and take some garden stuff down this afternoon. No idea when we will be back on line so wish me luck and have a good day. :good:

  • Jenn posted an update 1 day, 14 hours ago

    Afternoon clickers. Just back in from the plot and playground and waiting for my cup of tea :-) planted the apple tree on my plot and popped the primulas in the raised bed in the playground – they look very colourful and cheerful. Wind is still quite fresh and I got a smattering of hail so decided against staying any longer. And I need to…[Read more]

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