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Times they are A Changing !

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,811
In my 20s a game of rugby 10 pints and dance or two and a drive home was Happiness !!

Now its managing to get a bottle of Malt Vinegar from T*sco on a Sunday to finish my Apple and Chilli Chutney.
Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,215
    edited August 2018
    I used to plant orange pips and hope for a tree.

    Now I’m glad just to see a packet of annuals come into bloom.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,560
    Try cider vinegar - much better flavour and good for you too.

    I sowed some sunflowers PF.   The packet said 7 days to pop but most took longer and then were slow to grow to planting out size.  Half a dozen then curled up in the heatwave.  Of the remaining 8 or 9, two are now in flower and absolutely lovely with russetty colours.   Of the annual cornflowers, only 5 have survived and flowered.

    Just have to try again next year as I only sowed annuals on the understanding they'd self seed.  Usually stick to perennials on the grounds that the effort is the same but the rewards last longer.   I have never sown an apple or orange pip.  
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,298
    Pansyface, my Hubby planted a grapefruit pip 20 years ago, its now a tree about 3 X 3, it flowered after 10 years, hasnt flowered since, its his pride and joy, huge big thick stem, people seeing it, never believe us. I used to have stuff growing in windsill propogators by our dining table every Sunday we had a grapefruit for breakfast, he pushed a pip into whatever else I was growing, also a lemon ip, that grow to about 12 inches tall then duddendly died, can be done!
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,298
    Noticed yesterday, my sunflower Teddy Bear has just flowered, had given up on it
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,138
    My TeddyBears are just flowering as well.  Won’t do them next year, as ‘times are a changing’ I may not be here to see them bloom😀
    i have a spare unopened packet of seeds if anyone wants them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • My beautiful teddy bear sunflowers always put a smile on my face. 
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,048
    They're lovely - and I can see them without waiting for them to load. Do they grow very tall?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,138
    edited August 2018
    Mine are no more than a foot tall.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,531
    edited August 2018
    Good as a Van Gogh.
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,601
    They are gorgeous I must get some! 
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