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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 19:22

The one big advantage of the BBQ is that OH does a nice line in chops/steak/bangers and doesn't make the house smell of cooking.  He just has to put up with cooking on his own (he's under cover: I don't make him cook in the rain).  Of course you can come round, Kate, I'll get him to put extra on ... oh, too late, he says it's ready.

PS the bloomin' slugs have eaten the cucumber plants as well.  Time for a proper drink...


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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 18:02

Kate, the tomatoes started by being attacked by Thursday's typhoon so I tied them up really thoroughly in their south facing (sheltered!!) bed.  But I forgot to renew the slug pellets after the rain, and last night the slugs went straight for the bruised stems and ate straight through them.  I would like to have the post of slug made redundant, except that it would probably mean that something, somewhere goes hungry.

OH is lighting the BBQ (gas) as we speak, so there's something non-veggie tonight.


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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 17:17

Not sure what it was but the sky was a strange shade of blue and I got quite warm ... could this have been The Summer?  Just discovered that my delicious Italian tomatoes will never be (well not this year anyway).  Where can I find a source of names for roses which I have been given without labels?  They are grown up and flowering and I would like to know what they are called.

Good: time for a cuppa.  Bruises not too bad.  Thanks for your concerns.


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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 19:10

Inkadog: I am new round here.  Which island?  It sounds idyllic.  Can one choose not to have any news containing the word 'football'?  (Sorry all, but I am not a fan!)

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 17:43

I have just realised it hasn't rained for nearly two whole hours: I think it's turning into summer.

How long do leeks normally take to germinate outside?  I sowed mine 10 days ago: I think they must be growing in Australia ....

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:25

Thanks: that seems like a good occupation come Friday tea time. it's still blowing like a tropical storm, but at least the rain's eased up.  The May floods haven't all gone   yet: we could do without more of the b*****s.

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:06

For brave read b. idiot.  No permanent harm done, except to the philadelphus that got landed on.  Just discovered Beechgrove happens in Scotland.  Is it good?

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 14:03

Beechgrove - who they?  

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 13:58

Sotongeoff: you're right - it's 'orrible here. 

Went to sort out casualties (broken hollyhocks, roses all over the place) and got blown off my stepladder ... ouch ... just had a strong cup of tea, need a stiff drink.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 21:23

I think your mum may be right

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