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Posted: 05/07/2013 at 14:14

Verd - no cake for you go 

Cake's ok...not as good as home made though. I was 'black affronted' ( as we say up here) that she didn't ask for a home made one. 

No idea what that means!  Will ask Andy..oh, he's got a  match today...but he'll be back later to see to his strawbs.

First tomato was nice- a bit watery. Think it was stressed after being blown down on a windy day.Miracle it actually stayed on the bush at all.

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Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:47

My daughter helped me with the sizing of the pic and then I just did it. I'm not techy enough to know the 'ins and outs' unfortunately. 


You need blackest BL!! 


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:30

I've got cameras trained on my tomatoes Verd...just in case you try and sneak in.

Did you send that hedgehog to have a look for anything worth eating?....

Morning Tina. You're to get the hot weather for a few days I think. Relatively pleasant here. So many things I have to do outside - just need to motivate myself. There's birthday cake to eat first though- wish daughter would make a move - those candles won't light themselves.....


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:24

Used to have the yellow foliage one but I wasn't too keen on it. Someone had the semi double flowered one on here recently and that looked really nice.


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:17

I hate to admit it but I'mnot that keen on strawbs but the girls like them- prefer raspberries! Have never thought of doing strawbs under cover but many people on here do. It's a good way of getting them early.

I often used to make pavlovas for dinners and BBQs etc, and strawbs are great for that as most people like them. Actually, any soft fruit piled on meringue with cream tastes good 

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Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:08

I'll take a look and see if I can work out what I did BL. I transfer my pix from the Windows Photo gallery onto photobucket so that they work on here so maybe I did it directly from Windows?

Just looked BL and I think that's what I did. Clicked on 'browse' and then took a pic from the Windows Photo gallery. I upload my pix from the camera direct onto that. You'll have something similar depending on your operating system 


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:51

Andy I had them in the kitchen for ages because I didn't have a growhouse or anything and it was too cold anyway. They were already well on by the time I got them outside. The ones that are fruiting are Red Alert and I bought some Moneymaker not long ago for 20p for three sad little plants at B&Q. They're coming on quite well too. I don't have many plants as it's only me and the girls- just enough for us.One of the Red Alert does look like a little beefsteak but it's just grown strangely! They're like a large plum type. I put a pic on Marion's 'Summer' thread. Haven't done any strawbs here yet as everything's in pots but I may yet get some from the nursery as they still had some. Any excuse to go eh? Been avoiding eating potatoes but I do love those little salad ones just with butter and chives...and I have the chives 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:40

Picked my first toms today.

Now you thought those strawberries were big- these are the same size as me...!


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Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:31

I must have done that BL as I just took a pic and put it on photobucket like I do with the plant/garden ones. Couldn't tell you how- but if I did it - it can't be too hard! 


Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:27

BL- bother indeed. Annoying when you can't get stuff done and it's not down to the weather! Can't do it if you're injured though- I've done work when I really shouldn't and it's never worth it. At least you can sit and admire your plot! 

Andy- just read your post on the other thread. You're living proof of what  gardening and gardeners can achieve in the face of adversity 

Picked my first couple of toms this morning so I'll have them with my lunch. Looking forward to that.

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