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Bit too sweet for me, archie. We've got lemon drizzle cake to go with the drizzle
drizzle!!!!!!!! the manchester moonsons have started opps abreak in the cloud
Lemon cake, my favourite. Allow myself one Mr Kipling individually wrapped slice now and then. Not the same as a big chunk of Lemon Drizzle though. Like Lemon French Fancies too Archie. Can't remember when I last had one of those.
He was a bit harsh wasn't he FG.
Brilliant sunshine here in the SE.
Don't get me started on lemon drizzle cake....
And Verd will appear if we talk cake...
Verd- I think it would be a big mistake if the nursery employs you. You'd just buy everything...
They'd have to stock up on more grasses, Hellebores and purple Cotinus. And Agastaches and Geums.
No daylilies though.
I'm off to turn myself into a frog.........
One ofmy now brief calls.
Puncdoc - sorry to here about flooding - there were alot of flash floods around here as well.
The place you went for garden wedding - may I ask where it was please?
Tina - sorry to hear you have been referred. I would keep checking up on them though to make sure it's done, and if possible say you will take cancellations - sometimes worth it.
I have started wedding cake,. Have marzipaned bottom tier and started pressing out and making the flowers, but it is the butterflies that I am most worried about. Today I have done a trial run with 4 and sort of put them between the divider of an egg tray to see if they will set as if they are flying.
Results will be posted. End of the week I will be making the other 3 tiers (chocolate cake) and then panicking all next week about getting it finished and not screwing it up
Managed to by a very pretty white achillea yesterday that will look just right in my 'Hidcote' patch. Have cut the lilac back but think I found concrete where I was going to put bed - will try and see when i have more time.
Matty, are you now wondering why you are putting yourself through all this worry? Don't know how you do it. Look forward to seeing the finished results which I bet will be perfection. I can't even bake a sponge. Well, not one I would put on display.
If I had private insurance, I could have been seen straight away, more or less. If I thought it could be serious, I would pay but the doc did reassure me that it wasn't and I have every faith in her. Probably still be waiting this time next year. Will look at age and shove me to the bottom of the list.
Hi everyone and commiserations for those who need it, health or flooded gardenwise.
Just come back from a long weekend in a place near Leominster, Hereford. Anyone on here live near there? Stayed with a friend I've not seen in years. She now has a small holding in the back of beyond a complete deadzone as far as my satnav and phone are concerned. Drove round for over an hour trying to find her. Eventually found a local who knew them and rang for my friend to meet me and show me the way had driven past turning 3 times lol.
Absolutley idyllic where they are. Beautiful countryside. Have pics I will post later as well as pics of the original Hampton Court castle and gardens and Stockton Bury Gardens both definitely worth a visit. Still have to post pics of Bramdean that I visited a while ago...just not enough hours in the day!!!!
Hi all. Coffee and walnut cake for me.
Went to 2x GCs for verd's rec grass but none of any description at either. I can wait or mail order if not! Instead spent up on a pink and blue late summer border. Thought id got loads but need 3x as much to fill border! They'll grow n spread!
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Where to start and I've only been o/s a few hours ?
Matty look forward to pics, I'm not good at butterflys even with the camera.
Fairy I keep all my compost in the fridge meant the cabbage should have gone in compost bin a while ago but found it still in the fridge.
TT tonight we will mainly be having a Greek style feta salad, bet you can't smell that. Maybe more courgettes,as G pigs rejected them...and not those from the hutch, but fresh off the plant..fried in olive oil and garlic and crusty bread.Maybe beetroot drizzled with basil oil, I'm such a domestic Godess..or lazy Mo more like.
Hi Addict & Fidget.
Archie it's sheeting down in S.Yorks, but has been lovely up until 4.30pm. Hope the monsoon passes quickly.
Right off before it's Evening Forkers.
p.s. missed Mrs. G. Hiya.
TT me thinks no need to change name to Old Drain yet
Off before anyone else posts
Hey......dont go yet.......where's the cake?
Well I went online this morning and first thing daughter who is over from Quatar asked did I want to spend day with her.She then suggestedI shower straight away and meet her. So done nothing in garden all day. Ok I'll get on evening thread fo next posting
Oops, know I shouldn't be here, but have only just fallen in Kef re 'Old Drain'. Took a while for the penny to drop.
Dinner sounds good but not for me. Anyway, I don't want the gp's rejects.
Matt2 the wedding was at Bell Hall, Escrick near York.
Thanks Puncdoc. Son lives up there, perhaps, one day they will marry and I know agarden setting is what hi partner wants.
I live near Leominster, Malvern. Love Hampton Court especially the amzing veg garden. The only time I've ever really been excited about veg garden display
Tina now it's finally the countdown and I have a written timetable I feel more relaxed about it, till I have to consruct it that is. OH says he can't stand the pressure!!
Good morning all It's a dry and still morning out there - I've just chased a cat off the terrace . The wire for protecting my seedlings arrived yesterday - at the weekend I'll make some little wire cloche things. Wonder where my wire snippers have got to ....... anyone seen them?
Well, where are all the gardeners? Still a'bed or out watering? I'm off to work - have a good day folks - see you later
Just missed you Dove. Bit later this morning, as having a day working from home. Have a pile of reading to catch up on and and am fed up of sitting in an open plan office with my fingers in my ears!!
very dull out there - rain on the way
Hi, Chicky. Have a lovely peaceful day!
Your message made me think of my teaching days. Now there was a job that would have been improved by working from home. Providing the dear children remained in school, that is!
Well, there's one thing certain, today. No gardening. And remind me NEVER to plant a wisteria in my garden!
Fat club this morning. KFC last night won't have helped.... Something has ripped a couple of young branches from my buddleia. Must have been a jolly heavy crow!
Have a good day, everyone.