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I second that about the 'C' word FG.
Just got terribly upset as I caught and took the skin off my arm again. Only bent down to to move a rock and didn't see the cut down stem of the day lily. Probably sound pathetic, but arm only just healed after last time. I could do with a Belgium Bun to cheer me up. Never mind.
Didn't see any news yesterday so am un the dark about what you are referring to FG. Tend not to put TV on if there's nothing which interests me.
Right, must pull myself together and get on. Will put long sleeved top on and just get hot.
Morning all - dawn watering patrol complete. Out tonight, so it will be the same routine tomorrow too.
TT, hope your arm is not too sore this morning.
Dove - enjoy HH and the paintings
Am I the only one in the world who is still weeks away from a red tomato?
Good morning Chicky and everyone
My toms are still green Chicky - but then they're outside on the terrace not in a greenhouse - think a few of them are sort of changing their shade of green, but definitely not red yet.
Morning all. Cool here but dry at the moment so hopefully get out later. Very autumnal now -my favourite time if the weather stays decent.
Tina just take it easy today. Don't know what the solution is - could you get two smaller pieces? Still have to get them home though.
Chick- are your toms outside or under cover?
Sorry Chicky have been picking tomatoes for a couple of weeks,but mine are in the greenhouse.
TT hope your arm feels less painful this morning.
Sunny at the moment,getting quite dry again ,so am going out on morning watering rounds in a minute.
Have a good day everyone
Morning all..... It seems I need to apologise to you all for using the C word please accept my sincere apologies I will would up stinging nettles with my bare hands as penance lol........ Chicky no mine are as green as you like saying that I haven't managed a garden mooch yet, just trying to catch the sick chicken who seems a lot brighter!! Tt sorry about your arm right well got a house full of 2 and 3 year olds today so best go Steele myself with vats of coffee ........ Laters and enjoy whatever garden to e you have today
Tina hope your arm heals quickly.
Weather Here is glorious. Yesterday was boiling from early morning to dusk. Put out my underpants on the line....they set off my agapanthus and grasses perfectly. Just one of those ideas that comes to one in moments of inspiration!
Forecasting another heatwave next week.......
Just a quick hi all, going to try n get a post in about passiflora before work. Seen some in also but not sure if an manage over winter n may be waste of money. £4.99.
Have a good day all, pretty warm here.
Crickey a lot went off yesterday on here. Congrats' to little fairy, sympathies to Tina..what are you like ? hope it's not too bad today. Kevlar arm shields needed, Mum has some, lightweigh but protect her arms well. Or full body armour. Stacey, poorly chicken..when I first read it I thought it said children and was wondering what that ailment was, but now understand.
Chicky my outdoor toms are ripening better than the ones in the GH, but am picking both.
Woken this morning at 6.18am by a magpie squawking, it was on the windowsill sticking it's head in the tilt & turn window..not nice. H shouldn't have cleaned the windows I think it was admiring itself.
What to do today ? or where to start? Weeding, shed painting, beans to pick and freeze. Bet the shed gets left yet again.
Have a good day all. No comment about underpants.
Off to London today - or would be if i wasn't sat on a station platform staring at a board saying "train cancelled". Shame it isn't Gardengirl's station, as then i could go and admire her planting!
toms are in GH - but not a very sunny one - project to move it this winter
As long as greenhouse is warm the toms will ripen, they don't need lots of direct sun - could do more harm than good - you'll have to do the greenhouse shading thing
Some varieties take longer to ripen than others - mine are heirloom varieties with different ripening times - anyway, we like green tomato chutney
tomatos' are getting frustrating here also some are getting to a shade of yellow so maybe I will have some soon. I have loads of Tomato plants so I am boycotting the supermarket ones. I really want to eat my own.
Morning all. Much cooler today, may get some gardening done. OH is off to England today to see his family. I'm staying here with dog and horses.
GH tomatoes been cropping for about 4 weeks, but usually I start picking in June from a couple of early plants, not this year - too cold and wet. Outdoor ones only starting from the last week. Some got damaged in recent hailstorm.
Wooohoooo to heat wave verdun but not sure about the pants complimenting your agapanthus...... Lmao Or should that be the variety agapantus giganticus? ( sorry,,)
Thanks for your good wishes re my arm. It sounds so pathetic I know but I still have scars from when I did the same thing much earlier in the year. Must get things in perspective.
Kef, did look into those gloves earlier this year and then forgot all about them. Going to google them in a minute.
Just phoned local woodyard as thought I could buy some wood and make my own trellis, but very helpful assistant said he thought what they had would be too thick. So back to the drawing board. Your suggestion to get 2 pieces FG had occurred to me but they cost £19 each, big one £21!! Don't understand that. I will think of something. Can't justify £20 delivery.
I hear we are in for another heatwave soon, so I best get on with my shifting plants before I'm back to sitting on sofa all day.
Any spare old underpants to be parcelled up and sent to Tea drinker.
Bakwewell Show day 2 and the sun is still shining. It must be a record.
Haven't been reading the forum for a day or so and did not know about your arm, TT. Hope it is better today.
Wedding today. No, not mine!
Have a good day, everyone.
TT can you not put a roofrack on your car and tie the trellis on that?
Don't drive Sue and no roof rack for either of sons' cars. Good idea though. Have decided we are going to make our own. 6ft lengths of wood will be OK in a hatchback - I think! Best get the measure.
I'll have you know my pants on the line are impressively small Stacey
Busiest,morning yet at the foodbank. Amd we have just.opened a warehouse to supply all the local Foodbanks. Demand is increasimg alarmingly
Beautiful day here...stunning. Might just venture down for a swim