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18 minutes ago, Hayley said:

 

Hey! :giggle2: I will have you know we have very strong teeth here in Birmingham because our water has extra flouride...

 

 

Your drinking water has ground wheat in it?  Your taps must be one hellva mess!

 

18 minutes ago, Hayley said:

 

It might just be because I was a weird child though :lol:

 

 

My, how you've changed!

 

*runs away*

 

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On 15/03/2021 at 1:49 AM, poppy said:

There's some great hobbies here and very talented people!

I've done zentangles in the past, I found them very relaxing (I guess that's what the name implies.)

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Lovely Zentangle poppy 🙂. Strangely, I find Zentangle difficult and not that relaxing. I just seem to make then messy and not attractive to the eye. But I really enjoy them when I do mono-tangles. 

 

The excitement of sowing the Tomato ‘Gardener’s Delight’ seeds this week. This always makes me feel good doing this, the thought of spring really starting. We  grow in a greenhouse, and we had a real bumper crop last year, so I made purée/passata with the glut. 

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12 hours ago, Marie H said:

Lovely Zentangle poppy 🙂. Strangely, I find Zentangle difficult and not that relaxing. I just seem to make then messy and not attractive to the eye. But I really enjoy them when I do mono-tangles. 

 

The excitement of sowing the Tomato ‘Gardener’s Delight’ seeds this week. This always makes me feel good doing this, the thought of spring really starting. We  grow in a greenhouse, and we had a real bumper crop last year, so I made purée/passata with the glut. 

 

I'm not at all artistic, Marie, but I attended a little local art group and she was teaching zentangles. It was quite surprising how much we improved with practice. If I tried them again now I'm sure they'd be hopeless :lol:

But your monotangle is amazing!  They're kind of like optical illusions.

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On 13/03/2021 at 1:43 AM, Hux said:

I write (obviously).

 

And I obsessively agree to the demands of three dachshunds. 

 

 

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They look so happy! :wub:

I have the following Dachshund related memorabilia (if it can be called that) :- notebooks, pens, keyring, cards, coaster, folder. I follow about 5 or 6 Dachshund related pages on facebook. I do not however own an actual real life sausage dog. 

I can only dream... 

 

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On 17/03/2021 at 8:37 PM, Raven said:

My, how you've changed!

 

*runs away*

I do not know what you're suggesting here:giggle2:.

 

On 18/03/2021 at 1:38 AM, muggle not said:

Fairy Bread!!

That actually looks very appealing! I'm finding it hard to imagine butter, rather than icing, under the sprinkles though...

 

32 minutes ago, Lau_Lou said:

I have the following Dachshund related memorabilia (if it can be called that) :- notebooks, pens, keyring, cards, coaster, folder. I follow about 5 or 6 Dachshund related pages on facebook. I do not however own an actual real life sausage dog. 

I can only dream... 

That's brilliant :lol:. Speaking of dachshund dreams, once, when I went camping, I was wondering around trying to find the person I was meant to pay (it was on a working farm) when, out of a side door, a whole pack of tiny dachshund puppies just flooded around my legs. It was the cutest chaos. This just reminded me of it!

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those pups must have been so cute.....

 

Gardeners' Delight is one of the best types of tomato I plant, I usually use those, but not having a greenhouse it'll have to wait for a while.  Bought some hollyhock bulbs today, haven't had much luck with hollyhocks in the past though.

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That's brilliant :lol:. Speaking of dachshund dreams, once, when I went camping, I was wondering around trying to find the person I was meant to pay (it was on a working farm) when, out of a side door, a whole pack of tiny dachshund puppies just flooded around my legs. It was the cutest chaos. This just reminded me of it!

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God love 'em! :D That is such a sweet story.

 

My latest obsession has been an app called Happy Colour. It is  paint by number app, with many different pictures. I have been in a reading slump for the most part of March and this month so it has really helped me.

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On 19/03/2021 at 5:00 PM, Madeleine said:

those pups must have been so cute.....

 

Gardeners' Delight is one of the best types of tomato I plant, I usually use those, but not having a greenhouse it'll have to wait for a while.  Bought some hollyhock bulbs today, haven't had much luck with hollyhocks in the past though.

 Hope you manage with the hollyhocks, they are beautiful.

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I planted the hollyhocks a couple of weeks ago, they weren't bulbs, I assumed they were as the box had notes on bulb care..... instead I found 3 rather sorry looking bits of stick which I assume are the root plants though they didn't have any roots, anyway I planted them but no sign of progress so far.  I've been keeping them in the shed overnight and on cold days, although they've been out in the sun for the last few days so hopefully that will give them a boost.

 

My sweetpea seeds have done really well though, I potted them on yesterday so hopefully they will continue to progress.  No sign of any cosmos or zinnias though, and I had to plant some more cosmos seeds as a squirrel dug a big hole in the seed tray the other day!  I also planted some scabious seeds yesterday.

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Spring crops are being harvested now. Spring Onions, radishes, lettuce and spinach.

 

Need to brag a little on my spinach salads:

 

Large bowl filled with fresh spinach from the garden (sometimes I will add fresh lettuce to it.

Add fresh strawberries

Add mandarin orange slices

Add walnuts

Add croutons

Top with Paul Newmans Raspberry Walnut vinaigrette

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Still too cold to plant anything out.  I now have 2 tiny cosmos seedlings, sweet peas  still doing well, possibly a few zinnia seedlings though some seem to have disappeared, still no scabious, something is growing in the hollyhock pot but not sure what it is yet!  I did buy some dahlias over the weekend which look nice, and hope to plant a large tub with all wildflower seeds, to encourage bees.  But it still gets quite chilly at night, and is very damp.

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Planted the 6 Gardener’s Delight Tomato plants in the greenhouse now. They have been difficult this year to harden off, so they are a bit leggy, with unusual late frosts in May.

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On 5/12/2021 at 10:05 AM, muggle not said:

Spring crops are being harvested now. Spring Onions, radishes, lettuce and spinach.

 

Need to brag a little on my spinach salads:

 

Large bowl filled with fresh spinach from the garden (sometimes I will add fresh lettuce to it.

Add fresh strawberries

Add mandarin orange slices

Add walnuts

Add croutons

Top with Paul Newmans Raspberry Walnut vinaigrette

 

That sounds delicious,  Muggle! :character0104:

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15 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:

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That's really good, Luna. It must be harder using cardboard rather than paper.

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Actually it's a lot easier because card is stiffer than paper and holds the folds and thus shape better. If that was made of paper it would collapse under it's own weight - it's difficult to tell the size there.

 

 

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You can see the alarm clock behind it here (using that to help it stand for the photo) and that might give a better idea of size

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On 5/15/2021 at 6:16 AM, poppy said:

 

That sounds delicious,  Muggle! :character0104:

It really is. :) We have it with dinner at least 5 times a week since the spinach and strawberries are in season. My garden is doing well. Everything is now planted. I planted 14 tomato plants. Also, 6 or 7 pepper plants including bell pepper, jalapeno, banana pepper, and a habanero. The cucumbers are starting to germinate but the cool weather is holding them back but the cool weather is helping the spinach and some of the other stuff. :)

 

21 hours ago, lunababymoonchild said:

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That is very good. Amazing!

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