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Bowl of Beauty peionie now open. Was there ever a more beautiful bloom?
I am so happy that it rained; it not only saves me time in waytering, the plants prefer it to tap water
Happy or what ! Today in the lovely weather I was picking black,red, and white-currants, strawberries, raspberries, and at the allotment,pounds of peas,cauliflower,brocolli,potatoes,broad beans,summer cabbage - that's what gardening is all about! This evening, sat on the patio with homemade spaghetti Bol, made with fresh tomatoes and peppers from the GH - all washed down with some ice-cold rose wine. If weather stays like this,will be off to the coast in the next few days - must have a swim in the ocean!
Sounds brilliant pentillie. You dont say if it was from your own allotment that you picked all that stuff? Lol
What a great thread ! I'm happy drinking coffee in my garden and smelling the mock orange waft about in the occasional breeze. I'm also happy to have found this thread.
I've picked loads of veg today, most of it's still young and tender.
Every so pleased with the courgettes, green one's being picked, the yellow one's have just started to grow and I'm hoping the plant not yet showing anything are either round courgettes or squash lost the labels long ago
Spent the best part of the afternoon on a sun lounger, in the shade, reading.
Feel so happy just because the sunshine is so good for the garden
Today I feel so happy because ... there are loads of people on the forum with great suggestions, advice and a sense of humour. Thanks all.
Mrs Garden. Thank you for starting this thread up again. I feel happy because the front of my house is looking great
Hello again. I'm happy because we've had a good summer after all (even though I will have a huge water bill!), the garden has done pretty well, all my 4 children and 6 grandchildren came to stay this summer and we are off to Venice next week.
i am very happy as my new path is underway.. i may even post piccies if i get to take some.. and then with it comes some new big borders oooow goody.. more plants.. cant wait..
I, too, am a very happy gardener. What a glorious summer we have had, lots of sun and a little rain to keep us ticking over. The garden is looking beautiful - even my 10 yr old neice who visited yesterday commented on the garden looking very colourful. I grew lots of cosmos this year and have been very pleased with them, they just keep on flowering and the bees love them.
I'm pleased, there's been blooming flowers in the garden since crocus came up in February...that doesn't sound quite right
I've over planted mega style this year in a new flower bed, without realising how much room some plants would need or the height they would reach, you live and learn...nothing ventured nothing gained...Zoomer makes a mental note to read all the information on seed packets next year...and not just buy seeds because she likes the picture on the front......it's all good fun...one happy gardener .
Faith in human nature is restored! Went to my local farm, Lacey's at Studley Green in the Chilterns, where they have an award-winning herd of Guernsey cattle. I went to their farm shop, lovely old flintstone dairy building, and bought some home-made chocolate ice-cream ( Guernsey milk and Guernsey cream), and some full-cream milk. The shop also had cream, honey, jams and new-laid eggs - all produced on the farm, which is quite a large operation.
The reason for this post is that the shop is unmanned, and you simply write what you take in a big ledger, and put the appropriate money through a postbox in the wall ( there is also a big bowl full of small change should you need it!)
The stock must be worth a few hundred pounds, and I could have taken anything. I just love the fact that, in this gorgeous setting, the owners are happy to trust us all to do the right thing. Well done, all at the Farm!
sounds like a nice place with nice people
Certainly restores your faith in humanity, especially after today's news headlines about greed and vile actions.
The homemade Chocolate ice cream sounds divine
I'm so happy today for two reasons-
firstly I got absolutely loads done today. I even worked through my break and lunch time .
Secondly my daughter is giving me money for some new dresses since I've lost weight .
Ice cream wasn't cheap KEF, but, oooooooooh the taste - just the best I've had
Can't believe I've not bothered to go there before!
PG - my wife is getting clothes from daughter as She lost weight ( but hopefully she will get them back soon )
Good to see this thread back in action......sounds like a great place Pentille and well done potty gardener.
I'm happy because the weather has been beautiful, loads of flowers still going and my new temporary greenhouse/square polytunnel is still up and getting close to watertight(ish)
Feeling happy today too. Nice associations. Agree this is a very pleasant thread