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Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:36

Sounds like everyone has a good weekend planned

Can someone look at the Crape Myrtle thread - I can't ID the bugs


Edited to say:  I've managed to enlarge the pic and I still don't know what they are


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 09:23

Good morning all   G'day Pat

A bit late on parade this morning, but I've been out there hanging washing out, taking advantage of this gorgeous sunshine. 

Topbird, the Greek theme for our meal is because our guest is veggie  - I wanted a meal that I could cook ahead as I'm not sure what time she's arriving; she's a pretty high-profile journalist and is giving a lecture at the UEA this afternoon,  when she does get here bottles will be uncorked and lots of nattering will be done.  I thought  Greek-ish food would fit the bill, and Spanakopita is also one of OH's favourites.  Pud will be warm figs with chestnut honey and Greek yoghurt.    It certainly seems to have encouraged the sun to shine too


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 19:18

Hmm  It's been dull and overcast here ... just as well it was a cooking day. 

Spanakopita, Gigantes plaki , Baba Ganoush and frittata made all ready for supper tomorrow when friend arrives - I'll make some hummus and a tomato salad tomorrow and retrieve some appropriate bottles from the garage  ......... I'm likely to be AWOL for several hours from 4pm tomorrow   ..........  speak quietly on Sunday morning please


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:37

If you're only wearing gloves and a woolly hat no wonder you're cold - you should put a vest on! 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:33

When I came in from my shopping expedition I noticed that the viticella clematis by the front door was growing new shoots and I'd not cut it back, so I grabbed the secateurs and chopped it down to knee level - I gave the buddleia its proper pruning - so a little bit of gardening done on what was supposed to be a cooking day


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 15:22

Sounds chilly in that poly-tunnel.  Not wearing your kilt today are you Hosta? 


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:51

Current timings for Flying Scot here Topbird

The deer was seen crossing the ringroad !  Not sure if it used the Pelican Crossing, but my guess is that it didn't.  There's some biggish gardens around there, despite the busy roads - hopefully he and his pals have found a secluded spot.

Is this a purple leaved elder ?

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:45

Yes, I agree with Pansyface


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 12:01

More haste less speed .........  I'd got an early start today and should have been cooking in the kitchen by now, but as I showered I realised that the shower head needed a good de-coke, so after breakfast I gave it a good seeing to ............... soaked in descale stuff and then a poke, but I poked too hard and totally bu$$ered it up, so I've just had to dash to Homebase for a new shower head.

On the way back I popped into the farm shop - OH was in a state of mild astonishment   just a few moments before I arrived a muntjac deer had dashed across the car park and towards the glass doors of the shop - they work on a sensor so they started to open so he didn't really collide badly with them thankfully, and he dashed off from whence he'd come .......


Posted: 26/02/2016 at 11:42

Woah!  Slow down!  Don't panic 

Not every insect is a baddie ... most plants are host to all sorts of bugs, the majority of them are beneficial.

I can't enlarge your photos enough to see what they are but hopefully someone will identify them

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