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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #105 on: June 27, 2019, 03:57:37 PM »
I will do an interpretive dance to convince your crop to come up nicely.  *Twirl!* *Leap!*  *Sway...*

At first glance, I thought that phatbeetle had posted that and I was glad that we had another sister of the dance in our fold!  ;D ;) *. ***twinkle* ***

I and my potential veggies thank you!  :D
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #106 on: June 27, 2019, 04:18:12 PM »
At first glance, I thought that phatbeetle had posted that and I was glad that we had another sister of the dance in our fold!  ;D ;) *. ***twinkle* ***

I and my potential veggies thank you!  :D

I like to believe we're all in the fold, but some of us just conserve their powers.

Update: The weather won, so I am not out trying to get an eye exam or find a farm shop near me.  Instead, I'm laying in my back garden and this is my view...
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #107 on: June 27, 2019, 04:25:37 PM »
I like to believe we're all in the fold, but some of us just conserve their powers.

Update: The weather won, so I am not out trying to get an eye exam or find a farm shop near me.  Instead, I'm laying in my back garden and this is my view...

Good call! Enjoy!  :D
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #108 on: June 27, 2019, 04:31:17 PM »
A day like this is like hen's teeth ,so enjoy.
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2019, 08:42:14 AM »
Omigosh, it was beautiful!  I chopped some broccoli, rinsed off some cherry tomatoes, and sliced some halloumi strips, and prepared some strips of chicken thigh fillet, and put all of it (except the halloumi) on skewers and waited.  When my husband came home, we drizzled a bit of soy sauce on the broccoli skewers and put the stuff on the grill (one course at a time).  I turned and mopped the chicken with our sauce blend so that each side got two coats of caramelized goodness.  Everything was perfect, and it was an amazing evening meal outside.  I love noms, and I love lovely weather.  Yay!
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #110 on: June 28, 2019, 03:22:54 PM »
My friend decided we should make succulent sculptures, so we are getting the supplies for those. Either a big turtle or a picture frame, or both! And since the shop sells all sorts of goodies I'm getting a kaffir lime tree and a small baby bay tree. I want Bay leaves, I don't need a fancy pruned and twisted tree! I may have a plant addiction...

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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #111 on: June 28, 2019, 03:25:45 PM »
I may have a plant addiction...

My husband won't let me into garden shops unaccompanied  :P ;)
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #112 on: June 28, 2019, 03:40:37 PM »
My husband won't let me into garden shops unaccompanied  ;)
I temporarily banned myself from ours... But I'm the master of finding good deals!

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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #113 on: October 14, 2019, 08:53:52 AM »
Pumpkin harvest!  Not bad for Scotland,not bad at all. 
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #114 on: October 14, 2019, 08:59:02 AM »
Pumpkin harvest!  Not bad for Scotland,not bad at all.

Success!!!  :D
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #115 on: October 14, 2019, 09:13:58 AM »
Pumpkin harvest!  Not bad for Scotland,not bad at all.
Very nice! The plot next to my friends allotment is all pumpkins and squash (the person has 3 plots in the field) and I was envious of their harvest.

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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #116 on: October 15, 2019, 06:26:49 PM »
That is sooo cool that you have an allotment! I miss gardening so much. (The waitlist here is like 8 years for the one near us. I don't intend to be living in this flat for five more years, so it's kinda pointless to put my name on the list.)   Enjoy the heck out of it!


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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2019, 08:42:09 AM »
I'm actually giving up my allotment, because the committee are a bunch of jerks (I actually really want to use impolite words)
They're people who have nothing better to do except be petty and small minded and have nothing better to do with their time then do plot inspections and tell you all that you're doing wrong. 
It's actually incredibly stressful.  Gardening is supposed to be fun and however you want it to be. 
I am incredibly busy, but I have a very productive (but quite weedy plot).   
Have been catching up on Gardeners World episodes and they're showing all these messy, overgrown gardens (e.g. wildlife gardens) and they're still called gardens and still full of beauty and bounty.  Pity that the allotments committee can't see the same way. 
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #118 on: October 18, 2019, 09:33:49 AM »
Pumpkin harvest!  Not bad for Scotland,not bad at all.

Those are nice, and all, but are they as incredible as Aldi's "Halloween Magic Monster Pumpkins"?   ::)  ;)
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Re: Green thumbed folks, gardeners and grow your own
« Reply #119 on: October 18, 2019, 09:35:18 AM »
HAHAHAH  ;D ;D

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