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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:31

Lovely pics as usual Artjak - hope you are feeling better now 


Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:19

Yes photo please P'doc - I used to have a real thing for Mr Redford  

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 11:04

Sorry Alan - you snuck in there while I was posting 

I love a good storm but not when it gets frightening like that! Hope everything gets sorted soon.

We lost power for 2 days  last October in that brief but oh-so-strong gale force wind. They came to reconnect the power lines fairly quickly but cut through the phone lines when they were putting in a new telegraph pole! No phone or internet for over 2 weeks - we were on Look East & in the papers because BT were so rubbish at keeping us informed about what was going on. My 15 mins of fame......

Hope all goes well for you & your neighbours

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:54
GWRS wrote (see)

Yes , back to Christmas , I have just thought what I could have for Christmas 

 A battery strimmer

It could help in cutting the grass around the edge of my allottment and the beck bank on side of garden 

my good lady is going to make some mince pies this week because she is going to an early Christmas Do on Thursday 

Blimey GWRS - that IS early!!!

My list will have to include a new pruning knife - I think mine is being composted at the moment! 

Am also thinking about asking for some Backdoor shoes. Helen Yemm rates them quite highly for comfort etc & I'm fed up of pulling on my wellies just to get some parsley or a couple of logs when it's wet. Just wish they weren't quite such startling designs / colours!!


Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:54

Lovely pics Dove - I will have to make my way over there soon. Pleased to see the coffee & cakes tradition is being maintained!! 


Posted: 11/10/2014 at 23:18
Runnybeak - TWIGS stands Trips with Iceni Gardeners
The Iceni Gardeners are those of us who arrange gardening based days out in & around East Anglia. There is a small core who go regularly but the trips are always well advertised & open to anyone to come & join us.
The TWIGS were at Cambridge Botanic Gardens today - sadly I couldnt join in this time but hopefully will next time
(The Icenis were an East Anglian based Iron Age tribe - Boudicca & all that - but we are much friendlier )

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 20:46
Looking forward to seeing the photos - sorry I missed it. The weather was nearly the opposite of the forecast wasn't it? - hooray

Did anyone buy anything other than cake? ????

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:41

Nut .


Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:40

Busy Bee - you can buy them online (& replacement bulbs for older sets) - got the address somewhere if anybody wants it. 

Feel better for having the little rant above.... 

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:16
Busy Bee said:
The one thing the shops always seem to have run out of by mid November seems to be plain fairy lights, so I guess they are worth buying early. 

Now you would think (wouldn't you?) that manufacturers & retailers might, therefore, realise that more than a few of us prefer a few tasteful pure white non-flashing non-'musical' lights and put a few more in the shops. Or perhaps, because they're cheaper, they would prefer us to buy the more expensive stuff instead!! (Am I a cynic or what????)

But am I the only one who gets wound up when I ask for something in a shop & am told "we've had a couple of people asking for those - but we don't stock them because there's no demand!!!"  

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