• dandlyon posted an update 27 minutes ago

    Evening clickers waiting for red tomatoes has been like waiting for a bus waited ages then almost over night 7lb of red tomatoes appear :good:
    • One or two split. will eat those first. only grow 6 Shirly, taste good and nice on the show bench. .If showing at your local village show put small damp sponges over the green stalks ’till just before judging Keeps them looking fresh instead of resembling dead spiders

  • Hi Karen. Our Daughter Sadie, emailed me about one of these that she found in France ….. will investigate … thanks :good: :rose:

  • Ok, do you want the good news :lol: Lady luck again…Longest drive won by the lady and overall won by the said lady by 1 point :-) :-) :-) Out for dinner with the group now.

  • gertie commented on the post, hello all 2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    Dear Roly, it’s lovely to see you back and I hope that you are now fit and well … have had one of those years too and the weather joined in didn’t it ;-) :-) Because of illness I too have a very late crop of […]

  • gertie posted an update 7 hours, 52 minutes ago

    Hi Peops :high-five: it’s a hot, muggy, cloudy :sun-clouds: day with a welcome soft breeze that nevertheless promises nothing sort of day here in CP
    Will go ‘big shopping ‘ this afternoon. HAGO :rose:

  • shedsue posted an update 9 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Morning gardeners…Just turned sunny after a murky start. Home at 3 to more dead heading and a trip to the local….Have a good one folks :good:

  • cilla posted an update 13 hours, 12 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. :-)

      • Morning ladies…No potatoes and courgettes for me just lots of pritties and tomatoes…Do I mis them erm not really BUT I could do with a couple more raised beds to maybe do one or 2 more things next year….Not told Baz that yet :mad: ……How is kitten Cills???

  • 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:

        • Hi Karen, I did pop in around five but felt lonely :-( ;-) so I went back to bed :clover: After a night of tossing and turning I then slept like log and now feel much restored after a bit of local shopping :good: :clover: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 20 hours, 51 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 1 day 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]

  • shedsue posted an update 1 day, 4 hours ago

    Afternoon gardeners…Still not enough rain to satisfy my pritties, but they are still blooming and looking good. My sis has got the gardening bug now and had a greenhouse bought for her birthday. She has a lovely house with a small garden, and now wants to move for more garden…Dont think her OH is too impressed. Funny how it gets to you isn’t it :-)

  • Allan posted an update 1 day, 6 hours 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 1 day, 9 hours 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:

    • Hi Anne…Hope you and the teds are well…Its still very humid here although no sun x

      • We are well thank you Susie, tho’ I think that the Teds will be employing a new housekeeper soon if I don’t get out my duster ;-) HALE :rose:

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 day, 12 hours 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, 14 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

  • Walt posted an update 2 days ago

    Birthday…Johnny Nash :drink:

  • 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 2 days, 2 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. ;-)

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