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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:50

Always sad to hear of trees going to the great orchard in the sky - but nice fuel for the log burner. I have a walnut going the same way .....

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 12:43

Fancy making some scrumpy do you Nut??  

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 20:47

Really, really, really folks - I definitely can't make the 18th or the 25th (& Panda can't make the beginning of November I think?) - and now the 11th is looking very dodgy for me - so please, please, please go for whatever suits the rest of you best. 

If I can come, I will, if not - there is always another time 

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:35

I'm really hoping to come - but, when I looked at the calendar, I saw that I've pencilled in to go to a talk with a friend that day.  There are several ???'s after it so it's not cast in stone - but if she still wants to go I think I should treat it as a prior commitment - will try to find out over the next week.

Feel a bit bad about that because we only said the 11th to fit in with my plans for the next 2 weeks. So - if it suits you guys better to go on either the 18th or 25th please go ahead without me - but if you decide to go ahead with the 11th I'll join you if I can.

Wonder if anyone new will come? The gardens are walking distance from the rail station - so might be a bit more accessible for those who need to come from a bit further afield.


West Acre

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:30

What a brilliant day - dull & misty weather but sparkling, sunny company - really great to see everyone again. Snoodle and Panda bought loads of plants as usual, Dove's poorly wrist didn't stop her opening her purse either  & the rest of us did pretty well too - we now just have to find homes for them all 

Good garden borders (lovely grasses) and some excellent plant stalls (in addition to the nursery) & all very reasonably priced - heartily recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Scrummy picnic too (pics will no doubt posted before too long!). Sorry I didn't contribute girls - will definitely do better next time! - but we have some talented gardeners & cooks in our midst.

Thanks for suggesting this one Nut - it was a hit 



Posted: 19/09/2014 at 18:14

Thanks Lesley - I'm sure we will - it's very good company!! 


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 17:38

Hi Liri - just had a peek at the World of Wool site. I've never heard of it before but it looks like a really interesting place to visit (I'm guessing you could easily spend a fortune by selecting 'just one of those' and 'ooh - I have to have one of those' - bit like buying bulbs and seeds).

Think I might give it a try next time I'm in Yorkshire - thanks for the heads up! 

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:37

Thanks Dove  - should be excellent.

We have just had an absolute monsoon here so I used the interval to look at the Met Office forecast for tomorrow ....

What is it about our outings that attract severe weather warnings?  - one now in place for rain in East Anglia tomorrow.

Still we won't dissolve will we? & my waterproof is pretty good! Hopefully the worst will be through by mid morning but I might stick my wellies in too - just in case.....

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 16:11

Well... I was just pulling me wellies on  & the heavens opened - now we've got thunder & lightning - so I guess the grass will have to wait till Sunday.

Glad the wrist is on the mend Dove - have I got the right time for tomorrow?

West Acre

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 15:32

Hi everyone - safely home last night - very chilled & pretending not to notice the piles of washing & the fact that the grass is about 6" long.

Thanks for your PM nut - I'm still coming tomorrow - have I got it right that we're meeting about 11.15? Is there a car park &, if so, is that where we're meeting?

All that talk of picnic has made me hungry - afraid I'm going to be very boring & bought myself a pac of sandwiches during a quick dash to W/rose this morning - prawn & watercress tho' - so very yummy!!  

Hope the wrist's on the mend Dove - I missed having decent internet & haven't really been able to keep up with all the news & goss.

Really looking forward to scouring the plant stalls with you all 


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