Latest posts by GWRS


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 23:24

Pat , need some medicine , get better soon 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 23:15

Hello , yes we usually enter something every year 

Going to be a bit limited this year , we have to pick things on the Friday as they have to be on the show bench early Saturday morning , if it is warm can keep things in Fridge 

Do get a show entry form and read it , for example ours says courgettes must have the flowers on , that way you can't have bought them from supermarket 

also take note of how others present there produce and do the same eg. Onions o/h always binds the ends with rafter 

Also if the judges stay around have a chat and ask there advice about showing , if they have stayed it usually means they are freindly  in my experience 

It is good fun as we don't take it to seriously , really is good just to take part but it is nice to to get 1 st , 2nd or 3rd place obviously 

Go for it 

Have a day at allotment tomrrow subject to weather of course 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 22:59

Busyliz , sorry to hear about your bites , hope it is soon better 

Rained until afternoon , did go shopping with O/H and bought a lovely large Fuchsia from Aldi and 2 outside lanterns , existing ones rusted to bits 

Tomorrow is going to be allotment day o/h making pickles / chutney and going to have a go at Rhubarb Gin 

Hope you have all had a good day 


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 22:50

Good evening everybody , sorry to hear about people's problems but good to get off your chest and hope it gets better 

Have been to one of our local pubs with friends for dinner , & back to ours for coffee and liqueurs a very pleasant evening 

working at allotment tomrrow so should work off all those extra calories , subject to weather of course 


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 10:55

Morning all , raining and in for the day , so no gardening , looks like house work as o/h  is making raspberry and strawberry jam

Enjoyed watching Hampton Court again last night 

Have a good day everybody 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 10:30

Good morning , nice day yesterday a couple of hours at allotment , forecast was for rain today and it is correct , no going outside today 

my 2 potatoe sacks are ready and will empty them in the week ,it will be interesting to see how they have done 

have dug a bed of potoatoes up at the allotment , swift , very poor crop 

Have a good day , hope it stays dry for you 


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 19:46

Runnybeak , things can only get better , sorry to hear about car & freezer 

We replaced freezer a couple of years ago when notice ice on the out side , new one is frost free , brilliant 

Bus pass was so easy , Council staff amazingly efficient , thought we would be there all day , go for it 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 19:40

Hello , good afternoon at plot , just having a beer to recover 

Loads of strawberrys , thought they where finished , so pleasantly surprised 

New rasberry  , lots picked o/h to make jam with them 

Picked some broad beans , coming to the end hope there is enough for village show , a week next Saturday , not much to put in this year , the way it goes 

Pleased to say no blight 

Dug up rest of swift potatoes , very poor crop 

All the best 

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 19:32

Lemon & thyme cake sounds fab

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 19:31

Hello Just got back from allotment , more strawberrys , thought they where nearly finished 

Also picked load of raspberrys from new bed only planted this year didn't think we would get any , o/h to make raspberry jam which we both like 

Ment to say had courgette and lime cake yesterday absolutely divine 

Like idea of borrage for gin & tonics , I just cut and freeze lemons , something for next year 

We are going to make rhurbarb gin 

We also make port from used sloe berrys ie. Used for sloe gin , cheap red red wine with a slug of cheap Brandy 

Gooseberries neatly ready 

Must get seeds for golden courettes 


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