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Evening all. Been busy shed shifting.
Now you see it:
Now you don't:
Many hands make light work!
Fairy, someone's been and taken your shed.
Job well done, Fairy. Evening all. Watching GW thinking about Verdun using his new toy trimming hedges. Glad to see Monty still doing cuttings to spur me on. Just coming to Carol's bit now. see ya later.
Verd- I thought it was you wot dun it..
Nectarine and Raspberry cake made and cooling - it took ages 'cos I'd run out of baking powder and had to wait for OH to bring some home from work with him
It's just about stopped raining now - it's very muggy - we've opened all the windows - I suppose Ive not helped cool the house down by baking cakes and making Chicken Mukhani. Ready in about 45 mins.
FG - that's made a big difference
First thought is tech help needed on thread about clematis & climbers re: posting pics, I'm not the woman for that! Attention all clever folks
Well done Fairy & co. What a nice painted shed
Done a few bits and bobs in between showers. O/S toms "Dave " doing great far better than GH ones. 3 plants and getting about 15 cherry ones a day. Ones from Shirley have greenback, Sungella ripening but not my fav' a bit sweet so cooking with them. Other varieties great but so slow to ripen, they just keep growing huge toms, have had to tie up trusses.
This year I adopted Italofile's method and didn't pander them, or feed as much..look lovely, but better ripen fast..on me jollies on Fri for 17 nights.
Off now Sis on fone
could be a tardis
Ta all! Painted it first KEF or I wouldn't have been able to do the back! Not so orange looking now thank goodness. Quite easy to shift as long as you have a person at each corner. Weather was perfect so didn't have to worry about stuff lying around getting wet.
Cake sounds lovely Dove. Do you keep the nectarines big and cook them a little first or is it a puree? I polished off some raspberries and cream with a piece of daughter's birthday cake yesterday. Well - they'd only have gone off....
Weary now so will catch up with posts and snooze in front of some recorded tv.
Here is one I made earlier - only this time I made the nectarine slices radiate outwards like a catherine wheel, with raspberries in between them.
It's based on this one http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/sep/26/how-to-bake-stone-fruit-yogurt-cake but I've added raspberries and prettified it.
cats a sleep . wifes writing , sun going down over heaton pk. busy day in the daugthers garden.. lamb tomorrow with my own veg .and a bit of work in my own gardencold beer now and cake
Enjoy Archie- you've deserved it!
Dove that looks very good. I'll take a look at the link
I'll swap you some roast lamb tomorrow for a slice of nectarine and raspberry cake now Archiepem
That looks LUSH!!!! Fairy good work... Too much rain here today although I did take penstemone cuttings as monty advised. Chicky yey for ripe Tom and on that note thought I would post some pics ....
Russian black ripe at last
Baby bear ready for carving and eating
Whoops that looks a little rude!!!! 1st cherry bomb chillie to ripen
Self setters ripening
Picked up these 2 for £3.00 at tesco s good water and they are brill.... Ladened with flowers
FG, if you make it, I find these cakeliners from Lakeland work much better than lining the cake tin with foil
Dove I use them they are great! I do have a habit of scouring car boots for old tins tho!!!!
Good tip Dove. Our local Asda sells ones for loaf tins but now that I have a silicone loaf tin it's even easier cos you don't need to line them at all. Have you been in the Lakeland shop in Windermere? Fantastic place!
That cake looks good Dove.
Stacey what are those yellow flowers?- love them
Fairy you said moving shed was easy with a person at each corner- wouldn't be if I was at one corner
Archie enjoy your rest.
It has rained just about all day here. Very light at times then really heavy. I've taken oportunity to list all the seeds I have and will put on the seed swap next.
It really doesn't seem like summer today, such a change from yesterday
Have a good restful evening everyone xx
Great pics all,
Moved the shed Fairygirl - what is going in it's place?
Nice cake Dovefromabove thought I saw you in the garden today flying about - maybe not
Stacey great veg you are growing there sooooo big tomato
Well it rained a bit last night so today been up to the station for a long time planting the mixed 5kg of daffs all 101 of the bulbs and only two of us doing all that, digging like concrete though as must of been area where lots of brick rubble and stones were put.
Have sowed seeds of the purple poppy stacey gave for the station on the top area where the daffs are planted under neath and a few bug grass seeds there as well from the garden.
Like what Monty said don't sit in a traffic gam on the weekend spend time in the garden - much better
Feet are up OH is making coffee I'm not going to move for the rest of the evening
Been very busy, not gardening except for watering pots and digging potatoes. 10 coming for lunch tomorrow, including us. It's after church so have to prepare in advance. Having a BBQ, so now chicken is marinading, Tandoori and herb and lemon. Selection of salads and a hot veg, courgettes, onions and mushrooms fried up together.
Cleaned dining room, even the windows (in case it rains) and washed kitchen floor. Made fish pie for supper.