• Frank AKA seasider posted an update 1 month ago

    @ronvalley Hi Allan I am trying to upload some pictures, 2 went straight on no bother but the rest just go through the uploading process then disappear, I had this problem a while ago and you kindly told me how to overcome this problem but unfortunately I can’t remember what you told me. Would you mind explaining again
    Thanks Frank

    • Allan replied 1 month ago

      Frank, I’m having problems myself,I just load them one at a time now,I tried four last week and it didn’t work, Karen might be able to sort it out. Al

      • Thanks for that Allan I loaded 4 and 2 went on then tried another 2 with no success then 1 and that didn`t work either so will check with karen.

  • VegVamp posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Holy Moly this carrying water to veg in a can is going to kill me! Taken nearly 3 hours this morning, :confused: You can’t use a hose pipe but you can use a watering can :confused: I probably wasted more bloomin water trying to lift the can than I would have with the hose! Grrrrrr Still no sign of it breaking either. Still can’t believe N.…[Read more]

    • Was gripped by utter terror when I read this, Karen – because if you have a hosepipe ban, it can’t be far away in Western Scotland. Surely you wouldn’t be using more water if you ran the hose out to where the water is needed and filled the watering can from it there? Trouble is that it might look to a passerby as though you were using the hose,…[Read more]

      • I did have it fairly close Sheila, but 15 raised beds take a lot of time to get round, plus the greenhouse, raspberries and pond. To be brutal I’d be using a lot less if I just used the damn hose. :angry: The veg garden is not overlooked and boy was I tempted. :devil: :lol: Apparently it is not a shortage of water, but they can’t treat the…[Read more]

        • The are spending millions of pounds replacing all the water piped in one of the Rhondda valleys, They have been working on it all this year and is due to be finished in October,There are traffic lights everywhere, But there’s not many complaints because all normal people realise that it has to be done.

          • At least they are getting the infrastructure sorted out Al, :good: Over here they are just chasing leaks, crisis management. :bad: You have a good day? ;-)

    • Good morning Karen … really hoping the ban doesn’t reach us as a full can is almost impossible to lift at the moment, and as you say, it takes forever to get it accurately where you want it, whereas the hose can be turned on/off/slow and nozzle adjusted to spray or direct exactly and I can get through/across GG much more easily with it!
      Good…[Read more]

    • If this water is from your butts, Karen, surely the hose is ok. Or maybe you don’t usually need water butts – just remembered how much rain you usually get :confused: Takes me a long time to water but I insist on a can to make me feel stronger ;-)

  • Hayley posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Evening all ;-) A quick hello before I head up the wooden steps :yawn: It’s been a frustrating day…my newly planted spinach beat has been nibbled by the squirrel I think and baby rabbits are having a field day with my annual bedding :nailbiting: One ray of sunshine in the border is this beautiful single white Aquilegia though…I think it came…

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  • gertie posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    @ronvalley Hi Alan … don’t give up please … I have had enormous ‘puter problems but my Geek, Dom, and Karen , between them have managed to sort me out …they are tireless…and anyway, you are ‘no mean Geek’ yourself, so please don’t give up!! :love: :clover: :walt: :rose:

  • Hayley posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    Good evening clickers :-) Now back from Leeds and Bingley and Cambridge so now I can catch up with my garden. Right on cue a very special Aquilegia is in bloom…Happy Birthday Al @ronvalley I hope you’re having a wonderful, spring day :lol: :rose: :cake: :notacloudinsight: :-)
  • VegVamp posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    Oooooh, well done Tony, Happy Birthday Al,
    @ronvalley :rose: :present: :drink: :cake: :drink: :present: :rose:

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

    From me, too! Many happy returns, Al :cake: @ronvalley

  • gertie posted an update 4 months, 1 week ago

    Good morning Allan @ronvalley
    That Spinach tree looks enormous :shout: Did it take long to grow like that? Have you been mischievously nurturing it :lol:
    HAGD anyway :good: :rose:

  • VegVamp posted an update 5 months ago

    Well done Wales, but grief you left it a tad tight. :lol: @ronvalley @raggedjack

  • This little film is brilliant, especially if you like fish, so @dixon and @ronvalley
    A fish story

  • dixon posted an update 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Must get my new licence @ronvalley :good:

  • gertie posted an update 6 months ago

    @ronvalley Good evening Allan :high-five:
    Did you and Jule feel/hear the tremor this afternoon?
    Son in Somerset did … it was quite spooky I think! :rose:

    • I didn’t feel it Anne, But my grandson did three miles away and Liz did over the other valley, All the stuff fell off the shelves in Asda just over a mile away, :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 6 months, 1 week ago

    @ronvalley Thank you for posting the bowl pics Allan :good: they are both super. I love the way that the laminated woods make patterns inside the bowl when turned out. Nightnight :good: :rose:

  • gertie posted an update 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Evening Allan … how did the day TURN out? ;-)
    Nightnight All :blowkiss: :rose:

    • Glued up a block for turning a bowl. Three different types of wood, Will take quite a while to do. :rose: Night, :rose:

      • Ooh goodee, really looking forward to seeing how that turns out Allan … piccies and details en route, sort of lesson detail perchance? enjoy :good: nightnight :love: :rose:

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  • Jenn posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Morning clickers. Have just podded some of Al’s fantastic beans. They just weren’t drying on the plant and I was fearful of them rotting so I have been drying them off on baking trays under the radiator in the living room :lol: Most of them were lovely and papery this morning and I couldn’t wait to pod them – they are such beauties – thank you…

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  • gertie posted an update 9 months, 1 week ago

    Allan, I wish to pick your brains please.
    Do you remember the piece called “Byebye Sycamore Tree” that I posted in September this year? In it I said how the tree fellers gave me four little slices of branch which I am saving for, well, stories and stuff. I should like to polish them with the beeswax at some stage. How long, in your…[Read more]

    • When the ends of them have finished splitting Anne,What I do is wax the ends so that they dry out slower to reduce the cracking,I can’t give an exact time, as the size of the branch and if you are drying it out indoors,The temperature it’s drying at,makes it difficult too say, :rose:

  • NorthernTeacher posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello Karen :-) well done you :good: Hope that gorgeous banister of yours is well polished :lol: Busy day moving stuff in the kitchen so OH can clean the walls – he’s just finishing – and then reading stuff online and in print. Not been in the garden except to put some oats out for the birds but it’s been a lovely day. Just had a bit of a red sky…[Read more]

    • Evening Katen and Jane. I bet you feel very smug and righteous Karen, I would. Well done girl… :drink: time for you. You’ve had a good day too Jane :good:

    • :lol: :lol: :lol: As a matter of fact I did polish the Bannister Jane, but I suspect the soon to be 5 year old’s Mum & Dad won’t allow him to slide down it, however I might be able to distract them for a wee while. :lol: ;-) Is the Detectorists on tonight? Yikes, missed that.

    • Yes Jane, Did watch it, Too detectorists It’s a waste of air time that could be better given to a serious program,Time team used to slag us off in the beginning,But now they have them working with them.Archiologists say we steal history,But all detectorists in clubs have find leasion officers from a museum that calls in to record finds and p…[Read more]

      • Gosh, Allan – I couldn’t have imagined this conflict of interests – but now you have mentioned it, it’s perfectly predictable.

      • I love the programme, Al as I think a bit of metal detectoring does no harm but I don’t agree with much of what the archaeologists get up to. I’m not a believer but I believe bones should be left alone too.

        • I’m not at all religious Jane,But I do respect what others believe in, Theywere placed in the ground and if through progress they have to be dug up,I recon they should be re- buried and as Dave Allen would say,May their god go with them.

  • Trouble is, I need you here to help Al ;-) :good: @RonValley

  • Beanstew posted an update 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    I saw this clip recently, and immediately thought of the large radish that Allan has been harvesting recently.

    I have no idea if this is the same variety, or whether it is a related variety. I’ve never seen it before, but I think it would be interesting to find out about it, and…[Read more]

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