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last night's Gardeners' World

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 10:04

Hi everyone. I found the colour in the dahlia garden just too much for me. I like to see variation in planting, but everyone to their own. I admire his skill and dedication, there's no doubt that, but after visiting my sister-in-laws garden which is mainly shades of green with little touches of white and blue/purple, I know where I would rather spend my time. As for the rest of the programme, enjoyable, went too quickly. 1 hour programme needed please BBC.

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Posted: 01/09/2012 at 16:43

What I don't like are the little grey slugs you get in lettuce. They really put me off, I have used no end of salt in the washing water. ugh. horrible

Anyway I have done my last cat feeding/watering duty today so it's back to normal, no more flying around between 3 houses, managed not to set burglar alarm off.

Getting ready for a BBQ, must get sweet potato wedges in the oven.



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 16:38

Nr Lincoln.

Today hasn't turn out to be as good as promise,quite warm but not much sun. Hope the rain holds off until we have had our BBQ.

Frank, I bet you spoil Max and Alfy rotten. I have been looking after my Sister-in-laws cat Fleur for a few days while she has been visiting her daughter, did my last feeding duty this morning.

Chris X

Wartime Farm

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 14:16

I'm looking forward to this programme as my grandparents were farmers from the early 1900's until just after WW11. I was told lots of stories from when they had the farm.

My mother has told me how hard it was, she and her sisters and mother used to churn butter and take it to Nottingham market when she was a child, in a pony and trap. How times have changed!

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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:49

Hi Glyn,

I tend to read detective/crime so could recommend anything by Peter Robinson, Donna Leon, her books are set in Venice, and if you like something a bit quirky, Quintin Jardine. I have got 3 Montalbano books that a friend passed on to me waiting to be read, I'll let you know what they are like. At the moment I am reading Bad Boy by Peter Robinson, but have only just got a couple chapters in.


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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 22:32

I've been in and out of the kitchen all evening making tomato chutney, watched Monty, most enjoyable tonight, but had seen the Hidcote programme twice before so gave it a miss. We try to visit Hidcote once a year when we are down that way, just love it. Now off to bed, got a good crime book on the go at the moment, if I can manage to keep my eyes open long enough to read a few pages.

Good night everyone.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:15

Nr Lincoln. 

Beautiful day, sunshine and light breeze, fairly warm too. Things are looking up might even venture out to have a look round now all shopping and chores are done.

Will no doubt find plenty to do.!


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Posted: 31/08/2012 at 16:07

 Hi folks --David. Lovely photos, Both me and my OH love steam trains and travel on them when we get the chance. There's something about the smell and sound that take me back to my childhood. I had to cross a railway line on the way to school and when there were trains coming we would to stand on the bridge and let the smoke/steam engulf us. Those were the days..

Sorry to hear you have a bad eye from your experience Dan, hope it's soon better.

Flo, hope the little kitten soon find it's owner, we have had 2 cats go missing, unfortunately neither came back, one was found on the roadside, and the other just disappeared. It took me weeks if not months to get over it.

We have had a trip to Louth in the Lincolnshire Wolds today, beautiful weather, fish and chips in the paper, feeling very full, no tea for us tonight.

Kate, What ever is the matter with your neighbour, is he nuts, I think we have had enough water to last this summer and next!!

Chris X

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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:44

We saw kiwis growing on Capri, they are very strong plant/vines. Are they ok to grow here, can't recall having seen one. Best of luck with them Becks and Jess.

Why can't Beechgrove be shown on BBC 1 or 2 all over the UK? or is that too simple an idea, they show any amount of rubbish, when it's something a lot of people would enjoy, it's no go.      Moan over, back to freezing beans.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:12

Nr Lincoln.  Same here Frank.  just been absolutely belting down, light rain in the forecast box,

We were trapped in the car, had to sit there for 10min while it eased. Cool too, only 15c but better forecast for the weekend


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