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Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 17:31

TWIGS bus nearly there (had to stop for Dove - see above). We've been partying for ages - has anybody lit the bonfire & BBQ yet??

We've got kebabs, corn on the cob, jacket spuds & somebody was bringing loads of sausages - hungry anybody???? 

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 16:34

20C & wall to wall sunshine in Suffolk - lovely to be gardening in a T shirt on last day of Oct.

My plants are a bit confused tho' - a few spring bulbs popping up already - a few foxgloves & hesperus in flower, roses in bloom, cosmos & hardy geraniums still going strong - all amongst the autumn leaves & the flowers of my winter 'doers' - hellebores & vibernum bodnantense (gorgeous scent in this warmth). Truly four floral seasons in one day today 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:52

Nice ones Gina 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:21

That's the best yet FG! 

(Probably because I hadn't heard it before.....)


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:10

GW is the only forum I bother to read regularly or post on. My OH belongs to several others to do with his hobbies & he regularly comments on the rubbish posted on those & the unpleasantness that arises on some threads.

I have always found this forum to be friendly, inclusive & informative. I post to request help, give help and have a chat. I have met some lovely people (both virtually and in real life) which I wouldn't have done without the forum. I really like some people's postings and get irritated by others - exactly the same as in the real world.

If you want only 'sensible' postings I suggest you stick to the top of the main forum board. If you want to indulge in a little light bantering (which may or may not have anything to do with gardening) then look at the Talkback & Potting Shed sections. If you find the 'chat' threads cliquey (they're really not though - you just need to join in) why bother to read them & get wound up? - life really is too short to get upset by sites that do no harm but are not to your personal taste.

This forum operates the same as the TV & radio - it has an 'Off' button! If you don't like it - don't bother reading it - simples 

Hallowe'en Howlers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 09:39

What do zombies wear when gardening?


Gouloshes !!


Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 23:03
Been decorating the charabanc today - looks like the one in Magical Mystery Tour. Biggest job was taking out a couple of rows of seats to install the bar, disco & big screen. We have real ale on board (Adnams & Woodfords) as well as a full range of spirits including Tanqueray for me & Campari for Dove. Hoping the rest of you have made some sarnies ( maybe Dove made one of her pies....)

Pick you up abt 5.30 Panda - the rest of you before then. Bring it on......

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 08:14
Is that another of your masterpieces Dove? - looks scrummy - will go very nicely with my hot chocolate with cream & marshmallows thank you
Expect to see you on Bake Off next year!

Came across this ground covering shrub but need help identifying it. x2 photos

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 21:29
I thought that too GG - but I think mahonia leaves might also be a bit more prickly. I also thought it might be a form of beech - but, again, the leaves are not quite right & look too tough. Really interested to know what this is.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 19:43
Ooooh I do love a beach BBQ - can we dig a firepit as well & cook some yummy things to eat round the bonnie please???

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