Tickle the earth with a hoe, and she will laugh with a harvest

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Rhubarbgarden Fri 01-Aug-14 19:01:38

Potting shed chat for all those interested in wittering on about gardens and sharing the love of plants. Plenty of dusty old deck chairs to sit on and sloe gin to warm the cockles; join us!

Rhubarbgarden Fri 01-Aug-14 19:02:22

Big empty new thread for the filling!

mousmous Fri 01-Aug-14 19:03:23

signing in with a big bowl of stewed brambles (can you say that? or are just the plants brambles and not the fruit?) and ice cream.

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 01-Aug-14 19:05:08

grin Lovely thread title.

mousmous Fri 01-Aug-14 19:07:13

used to have a pony, bu only because we could keep it fo free on neighbour's abandoned smallholding. had a lovely boundary hill/hedge thing which was our den.

Previous thread here if anyone lost and needs context.

Just peeking in to check that the preparations for this evening's potting shed party are going smoothly and the elderberry fizz is cooling.

Will be back once I've filled the previous thread with random posts.

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 01-Aug-14 19:34:26

Ah, sorry. I have to work later so can't join you sad Have a very lovely knees up though wine

We'll save some lavender scones for you LadySybil.

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 01-Aug-14 19:46:41

Oh, yes please. I'm trying to grow some lavender but I don't think it's is very happy growing in a window box blush. Anywhere you'd recommend?

I'm here!

Lady- IMHO lavender loves sun and well drained, not too fertile soil (I mixed in lots of grit & play sand in mine). Plus a nice big pot.

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 01-Aug-14 20:20:37

Maybe the pot isn't deep enough. Hmm. Thank you. smile

funnyperson Fri 01-Aug-14 20:27:14

Excellent title Rhubarb! cake cake just some apple and walnut bread I baked earlier; goes well with wine wineelderberry cordial. I shall be watching `Monty a bit later, have my feet up already

I've still got last week's GW to catch up with. Commonwealth Games are interrupting the normal viewing agenda in this house.

HumphreyCobbler Fri 01-Aug-14 21:00:04

Hello everyone <waves>
I am drinking pudding wine <offers bottle>

HumphreyCobbler Fri 01-Aug-14 21:01:38

I can't keep up with the courgettes. Why did I plant so many????? No one else wants them either, all my friends have their own plants. The pigs are happy though.

MaudantWit Fri 01-Aug-14 21:02:13

Hello!

::goes back to fill up old thread with inane ramblings meaningful comments::

Squeakyheart Fri 01-Aug-14 21:28:19

I gave some of my courgette plants to the in laws who brought them back this week! Apparently they don't eat them unless it's in lasagne and that's too high in sugar for their diabetes, so going to look back for courgette soup recipe.

Would it be too unsociable to take my elderflower fizz into the bath with me? Will catch up with the party later!

<sips fizz>

My courgettes are sulking.

So want rain tonight. All night would be good. The garden is parched and the water butts are empty. It was forecast for two days of rain, now just saying a few hours over night.

<does a little rain dance in the middle of the potting shed>

EnidB Fri 01-Aug-14 22:19:23

Try this with the courgettes, fingers crossed, never done a link before

www.agni.gr/food_and_wine/recipes/crispy_courgettes.asp

echt Fri 01-Aug-14 22:21:24

Lovely title, rhubarb. I'm shuffling about making morning cuppas. The birds are all yelling at the top of their lungs, no doubt relieved that the cold snap has eased off.

It SNOWED in regional Victoria yesterday, something usually confined to the high country. Cue hysterical reactions.

www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-rugs-up-for-coldest-day-of-the-year-bitter

.o

Squeakyheart Fri 01-Aug-14 22:33:40

Enid they sound lovely and will definitely try them once this damned gallbladder is out! after the fish and chips that is!

Rhubarbgarden Fri 01-Aug-14 22:53:38

<Hands round imaginary birthday cake>

It really is imaginary as well. No cake here today and there bloody well should have been and it's just not on

mousmous Fri 01-Aug-14 23:03:28

have just counted the courgettes in the veg basket: 8
have them ever other day, but will have to give some away would hate to see them go to waste.
will do a moussaka tomorrow.

Happy birthday Rhubarb. cake cake cake

You are not old. But fully entitled to have more wine

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