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dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 16 10:13 am    Post subject: on a happy theme...please join in we need it  Reply with quote    

my big boy tomato is looking fine,it is growing like jack's beanstalk,has floweres that would pass for far off sunflower heads and looks like it is going to be a monster covered in multi fruiting trusses.


i feel a bit better now.

Last edited by dpack on Sat Jun 25, 16 2:37 pm; edited 1 time in total

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 16 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And who wouldn't with a fine-looking big boy tomato?

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 16 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the wizened wretches that i have grown over the last few years might feel rather sorry for themselves if they could see this specimen of tomatoy excellence

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

another happy thought seems appropriate at this time

the sky is half filled with fluffy cumulus and the sun is feeding my big boy who seems to have grown 100mm overnight

and i have just mended all 12 corners of 3 window fly screens so we can ventilate without wildlife suffering death by hoover


dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

come on folks ,join in even if it isnt a grow your own happy

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The espaliered asian pear that I put in as a bare root last year is looking quite healthy and probably bearing about 10 fruits!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14708
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a cheque from the tax man. And there are baby fruits on the pear, cherry and apple trees. And we've had plenty of rain, so the currants look really good for when they're ripe in a couple of weeks (once I excavate them. They're a bit overgrown....)

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



that's the sort of thing

frewen



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I made aquafaba merengue!

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Also, I don't know what happened to the manure as fuel thread, but I just learned of this town considering itself the cow chip throwing capital of the world and thought of it: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2188

Edit: Who knew there was such fun?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWGqhIbXh-I

Edit 2: And even more fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLLU58XMumA

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh dear God "Randy the mayor of Beaver hurling dried bovine faecal wads"

<childish sniggering and laughter>

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



i thought it was just a west yorkshire game,the frisbee type ones are best.

we used to play as kids as a summer substitute for snowballs,i hadnt seen it as a distance event.

the idea of selling gift wrapped commemorative cow pats is wonderful, i wonder if rob is up for hosting a uk championship.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35800
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 16 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am sad because I am lacking a fine looking big boy tomato. However, we have just spent an hour in a pile in the big bed watching that monkey chappie on iPlayer, which was interesting in itself, but also, hilarious because Nenna was SO EXCITED she had to narrate what was happening in a mixture of high pitched squeaking and wild signing. I am deaf in one ear and have a black eye, but I feel I have fulfilled my parenting duty .

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 16 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is parental Duty with a capital D.

It seems my cabbages are not completely defunct as the middles are still there. With any luck they may even grow. A reasonable number of leeks seem to have survived the birds dust baths too.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32353
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 16 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ki seems to have recovered from having had two back teeth out and is perkier than she has been for a month

the biggest big boy is nearly deserving a photo.

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