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Woody we love you anyway, and it would have made no difference whether you'd 'bottled it' or not. I'd never be able to cope with the stress of doing it- if I was wearing a hat,I'd be taking it off  to you right now  

Wish I could visit tomorrow but it's just a bit too far away 

Off to shops now 


If all our wishes come true, you will have a fantastic day tomorrow WW. I'll be pleased to be able to uncross everything. Getting somewhat awkward.

I think you're an absolute star for putting yourself through all this work and, no doubt, anxiety. No matter what, you should be proud of yourself. I know I couldn't do it.

Like FG, I only wish I could make it too, but apart from the distance, I will be out of commission tomorrow.


RE cats, did anyone see the news the other day on that camera survey about cats? they were saying that cats didn`t predate on birds, mice, etc etc as much as they thought. 50 cats followed for a week, 20 dead animals, but then considering there are 10 million cats in the UK and 52 weeks per year i would say that`s quite a lot when cats are a non native species.


Never did think much of these surveys Fred. I don't think we need a survey to tell us what we already know, do you?

Morning all sky overcast but forecast good for the day yesterday was a terrible day for weather and me also but feeling a lot better today. It's tea & toast then outside did very little yesterday today am going to build a frame for sides and roof and put clear visqueen on it for the 12ftx2ft planter i built so i can open the sides when weather is good then put tomato plants in grow bags in it. But first it's the graveyard as it's father's day to put down some flowers for my old pal who sadly passed away 21 month ago miss him big time we went everywhere together but have to be strong like he was in life have a good day all.  



Good morning all    

It's a sad day for some isn't it?  Especially for the family of my dear friend who lost their father much too early a couple of weeks ago 

Sounds like a good idea for those tomatoes Andy - have you got room for mine too? 


Good morning Andy & all.

Glad that you're feeling better today Andy. Father's Day will be tough for you and a lot of us. I do think that if you have good memories, which you have, it helps. I'll be taking a wander down the garden to say hello to "Roy" Rose, dunno what it is but it always makes me think of Dad, he loved grafting & showing roses.

Had plenty of rain overnight and it looks like more to come. Got the first flower on my courgettes and lunchbox cucumbers have plenty of tiny ones on.

Hope everyone has a good day & Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there.


Goodmorning all

Looks like a good day for Woodgreen's open gardens. A good day for getting a few more plants out of pots and into the garden here.


Looks very nice Dove. Please report back as to taste. I love Lamb cooked with garlic, lemon, wine & oregano, bit like Greek Kleftiko...mmm..mmm


Good morning everybody.

Looks damp and set for the day.  

Did my torch and salt solution mission last night.  Not too many but most dahlias had a slug or two on them. Silly creatures aren't they?  They keep coming back to the same plant.  Hostas and most others though far

Keep being optimistic's a real roller coaster ride of emotions isn't it?

some echinaceas were about to flower and to the dismay of a visitor, I removed the flowers ...pinching back.  I want flowers and lots of them so it's only a delay of a few weeks



I've cooked it before KEF, but with Little Gems or big Cos lettuces - it's delish!!!

And yes, that's the plan for the lamb - sort of a Norfolk-ised version of Kleftiko 


I've just had a thought - have you noticed more and more recipes appearing in GW mag?  Maybe they'd give us some cooking-type smileys?  Chef smileys, and licking lips smileys, and hungry smileys   We do talk about food a lot on here .....

Woodgreen wonderboy

Hi Nut and all friends...yes it looks as if weather is going to be good (enough).

Thanks, I'm going outside for a bit, and may be some time............


Good luck WW - may the sun shine on you and your garden today 


Same from me Woody



Morning all.

Andy -hope you're better today and you have a good Father's Day with the family. Same trip for me this morning. Doesn't really get easier though does it?

Love to all Dads for today

Woody - yes , you may be gone some time! Glad the weather's holding up for you. 


Morning all.  So glad you are feeling better today Andy - enjoy your treat tonight.

KEF, you have it so right about the good memories - it's what makes sense of it all.

No gardening today as I am off to Woodgreen!  WW, here I come !!


Eat lots of cake chick! 


Blackest, beautiful pics, I can't wait for my roses to open. Thanks for sharing.