Latest posts by scroggin

Wisley flower show

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:40

Glad you had a nice time at Wisley,Bulkerb, I enjoy visiting there, always great variety. Were you tempted to buy anything from the exhibitors? 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 20:51

On a weeks holiday in the Brecon's and it's been raining non stop since mid morning😕. Hope we're getting some at home in Kent to help water the allotment. Forecast for better weather tomorrow😊.

Wisley flower show

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 19:46

Away on holiday but have been in previous years, really enjoyed it. We visited the gardens last weekend, we both thought it was a couple of weeks past its best with a lot of plants going over but still very enjoyable. 

Have a great time Bullet😊

Thorn proof gloves

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 19:51

Welding gauntlets, they protect your forearm too. They won't give you any 'feel' but will stop your hands getting shredded😊

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 16:29

Good luck with the allotment Verdun, like the idea a of a river in your garden too. On a walk today we passed a couple of beautiful gardens with streams running through. Very tranquil in the summer, I would be on edge a bit after heavy rain though!

Did lots of weeding on the allotment, picked more beans and courgettes. Dug up a couple of parsnips to see how they're doing, nice size and they smell so good😊.

Pulled up the first batch of sweetcorn, second batch should be ready soon. Butternut squash are starting to ripen, not a huge crop but happy enough with 4 fruit per plant.

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:42

Clamshell packaging😬, especially on items you may want to use straight from the shop. Most of it you can only with the use of a pair of scissors or can opener, not something I carry with me! I bought a car freshener recently, it was almost a military exercise getting it out of the packaging. 

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 07:40

I fully understand a 4x4 when it's used for the purpose it's designed for, what I don't get is when they're bought as a fashion accessory and the owners are so precious about them that they'll force you off the road rather than go near a hedge on a country road. 

On the lanes near me the 'Chelsea tractor's brigade drive around like the road belongs to them. However if you come across a functional 4x4 they'll happily pull over not afraid to scratch their precious motor 

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:48

Fairygirl, I would certainly describe that as Art, it displays skill and technique. What I find difficult to understand is how a 'pile of bricks ' and such like is described as Art.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:40

Philippa, I think you may be right some of my dogs deposits are similar to a lot of Modern Art that I've seen😁.

On that note, my better half and I went to Wisley today, they have a Sculpture trail at the moment. Some of the sculpture was fantastic but the ones " I didn't get" were the piles of twisted metal, I know it works for some people but a simple minded soul like me needs Art to look like something.

Things I don't get

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:17

I don't get dog owners who take the trouble to pick up their pooches 'deposits' then hang it in a bag on a tree, must be the same people who do it with bags of rubbish! Do these people think there are specially trained carrier pigeons who come along and clean up after them.

Discussions started by scroggin

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

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Wish lists

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Favourite Winter Vegetables

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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