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31/05/2014 at 19:14

I'm not keen on chocolate cake, but I love cherries ...............

31/05/2014 at 19:14

Oh chocolate we're talking!! 

31/05/2014 at 19:16

Lily - don't mind at all, but (wiv me chef's hat on) I have to say cherries & chocolate compliment each other well....which is why I used them.

31/05/2014 at 19:19

Any forum that encourages us to eat cake has got to be good

31/05/2014 at 19:21

A cake with cherries in has to be one of our 5 a day!

And chocolate is made from cocoa, and cocoa is made from beans - that's another of the 5 ................... and I've got a slice of lime in my Campari .......... we have a very healthy diet don't we? 

31/05/2014 at 19:41

Sorry David....I understand that they would compliment each other....its just I don't like cherries................really sorry 

31/05/2014 at 21:08

Any left I have a bit of room ?

31/05/2014 at 21:49

I missed it all....

Can I have some tomorrow David? Any of your cakes will do - they all look yummy.  How can you not like cherries lily....all the more for me though  

It's also the quality of the jokes here that makes this forum so good. Second to none...

31/05/2014 at 22:13

I have to say I used to belong to another forum, but it was a nightmare, people were very rude about people's thoughts on what a plant may be, and what to do, and most the time it felt like i was a child from a divorced couple who were arguing all the time.  Such a contrast to this lovely forum ! 

I wouldn't be making my garden into what it is without everyone on here, your patience (oh no peanuts not another daft question, may be thought but is never said ).  I have in the last week started a Facebook group for local gardeners to ask advice, give advice, share plants and seeds and find out more about gardens and local offers on. I had to channel my obsession, sorry passion somewhere.

Anyway a week in and we have 100 members.  I certainly wouldn't have had the confidence to do something like that without all of your positive advice and support.  thank you ! 

31/05/2014 at 22:24

I think both of those instances mentioned have made me realise what a great 'group' this is, but also the general sense of caring.  This week I have had a bit of upset and the messages from some of my 'friends' has cheered me up no end.......thank you everyone 

Thanks for the cake're the best with super cake and sweet pea advice 

More Pimms anyone? I don't have a borage plant, maybe I should get one  I have mint in it, still grown by me


31/05/2014 at 22:26

I'll join you in the pimms Orchid Lady, you've made me realise I need to plant some borage ! 

31/05/2014 at 22:39

Help yourself peanuts, I think everyone else has gone to bed part from us and Lily on the Forkers thread  It's not my suggestion about the Borage, I can't remember who said it now, Nutcutlet maybe? I've never used Borage with Pimms, in fact if I'm honest I've never used borage  I'll have to have a look and see what can be done with it 

31/05/2014 at 23:00



Thank you so much for starting this thread.  It is so nice when one hears favourable comments.  Since I joined the forum.  I have seen it grow and grow.  Then due to the instigation of some members.  A jovial enviroment has come about.  Rather than sitting waiting for the next, Plant ID please.  It truly is so fantastic that we have joined together as an on-line family.  As I have mentioned before.  Out of all the trades and professions.  It is seldom heard, where a gardener or garden lover, critisizes another plot.  OK we might offer advice, but that's it.  Might I be bold and honest here? I am so pleased to be a subscriber.  OK perhaps I have the occasional extra tit bit to offer.  Close to 75yrs of age.  I am so greatful that my mind is still active, and I can share what I have with other like minded friends.  Believe it or not.  Mike is now studying plant pathology.  I wonder, jokingly of course, if one day before the lights go out.  I might have to change by calling card to.  Prof.  Michael Allen.  In your dreams mate.

Looking back over this thread.  Believe me.  I am on cloud 99. It has become so popular.  Thanks for all the quotes likening me to Yew trees, Oak trees, Sage and Bearded lilies. Thank you. Now can I be allowed to exercise a bit of poetic license.  Us oldies seem at times to get away with who-knows-what.  My life with Val amounted to one woman one man.  Now I am on my own.  Amanda and the kids often say, when we go out for a meal.  Dad.  Grandpa.  There you go again.  Chatting up the waitress or nurse.  Naughty but nice.  So here on this forum.  Might this old B***** do a bit of flirting.  After all said and done.  I think the medics have proclaimed me harmless, much like the statue of Apollos. On a congregation tour at the British Museum.  A friend, now sadly passed away.  He had a similar dry sense of humour like me.  Striding up the satirs, many of us heard him say.  Poor old Apollas. He's harmless. The statue of Apollos, depicted him in all his natural birthday suit.  He had at least one arm missing.  Then glancing downwards.  Hey! these ancients reall did like to 'show all'  Half of his watsit was missing.  So yes.  Harmless or armless.

Now back to the thread.  O/L and the snapdragon. Antirrinum.  Please take this in good humour.  I wonder.  If I were to squeeze your sides, as we have all done with Bunny Rabbits.  Tell me. Would you blush such a bright colour as in the piccies, and would you be forced to part your lips.  This afterall said and done, is exactly what the flower does.  Just a bit of banter O/L.

31/05/2014 at 23:11

I too love to dip into this forum each day and see what others are saying,and, if I can offer some advice to those asking for help. 

I was unsure at first if I'd " fit in" but I hope my contributions have , on the  whole , been seen as well meant and good humoured.

31/05/2014 at 23:18

Wasn't me on the pimms OL, with or without borage,

I only drink real ale and white wine


31/05/2014 at 23:28

Hopefully not together Nut

01/06/2014 at 08:27
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I too love to dip into this forum each day and see what others are saying,and, if I can offer some advice to those asking for help. 

I was unsure at first if I'd " fit in" but I hope my contributions have , on the  whole , been seen as well meant and good humoured.

Think you definitely fit in Hostafan - if you weren't here you'd be missed  - you're part of this growing gorgeous gregarious gardening gang 

01/06/2014 at 08:30

Dove- I think some of the 'imbibers' from last night would have difficulty saying that today...

01/06/2014 at 08:32


01/06/2014 at 08:42

I agree, this forum has gone from strength to strength and members are a perfect mix of specialist, expert, experienced, 'weekend' and beginner gardeners.  It's that last word starting in 'g' which is the important one and a general sense of our love of gardening is what comes through on the forum, above all else.

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