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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Nature's Babe » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:41 pm

A walk in the woods this afternoon, cool and mossy with lots of ferns and rodent holes, and the wild damsons are dark now but still hard and sour and not quite ripe, another week perhaps. I also got the wind up because it sounded like a wild boar fairly close, so it cut my walk short. :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:06 pm

OH,


Please let us all know the result of the new whistle :wink: :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:18 pm

Yellow and purple Damsons littering the ground under their trees all round my bit of Hertfordshire. :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:15 am

All is quite and peaceful in Milton Bryan.... :wink:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:38 am

Good morning all,

Another bright and sunny day here :)

Spent yesterday in London at my daughter's place. What with delays and diversions on the M20, and various road works in London, the drive was a bit stressful to say the least :x

Back to the peace and tranquillity of the allotment shortly :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:25 pm

Bushed. :D

Spent yesterday from 8am till 3pm mixing concrete, about six tons. Then drove to Heathrow & back to collect daughter returning from a week long stay with her Finnish friend.
Today, up late, lifted the corner of the workshop and put slightly thinner bricks under it to get the door back to being square in its frame, success. Chainsaw out, worked carefully on three tough ten inch diameter blackthorns grown through the allotment chainlink fence, leaving only the bits with wire in behind, then brought the chainlink back into line with the posts, it was a good foot away. Went over the road to Stan and felled two fifteen foot high, one foot thick leylandii stumps for him. Got out the strimmer, did the garden and the allotment edges, then got the mower and did the garden and the allotment track. Put everything away, cut my hair and had a bath, now a nice cold beer is calling me, so byee! :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:53 pm

That's nothing, i had to pick a couple of bunches of flowers. :)

All joking apart, it sounds as if the cold can of beer has been well earnt, good on you Peter.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:57 pm

Cheers Peter, you deserve that :D

I only picked two big bunches of sweet peas :( But they do smell lovely :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:16 pm

Please can you all recall your share of White cabbage butterflies, as I now seem to have enough for the whole forum :(
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:11 pm

How can I?. :twisted:

The poor things said they wanted to go somewhere sweet smelling, with some cabbages and no hard work. :twisted:
As soon as they saw a post by a keen vegetable grower about gorgeous smelling sweetpeas they were interested, when they read your name they took off en masse.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:19 am

They were certainly out in large numbers here yesterday.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:38 am

Loads of them here too. Even a mating pair on top of the debris netting tunnel above the cauliflowers :)

Cheeky buggers :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:10 pm

It's quite on the forum today....

Are you all enjoying the warm weather ?

Or you are all chasing the White cabbage butterfly , :evil:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:34 pm

Too hot, sat in a cold paddling pool for hours
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