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Offline vandermolen

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #400 on: August 09, 2021, 08:19:51 AM »
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Jeffrey,

I like your intimate seating arrangement.  Are you two able to sit out there and enjoy a meal or a glass of something nice?  Hopefully, the neighbors aren't too loud?

PD
We usually only sit out if we have visitors. Unlike me my wife is always 'on the go'. Neighbours are ok on both sides. Our cat is pleased to have the garden back. Here are some Man Cave photos:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #401 on: August 09, 2021, 08:28:07 AM »
We usually only sit out if we have visitors. Unlike me my wife is always 'on the go'. Neighbours are ok on both sides. Our cat is pleased to have the garden back. Here are some Man Cave photos:
Nice!  It does look though that you are very close to being driven out of the cave by your book and CD collections!   ;)  Said by someone who is struggling to thin things out herself here.

And, yes, your cat looks very content.  :)

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #402 on: August 09, 2021, 08:39:17 AM »
Nice!  It does look though that you are very close to being driven out of the cave by your book and CD collections!   ;)  Said by someone who is struggling to thin things out herself here.

And, yes, your cat looks very content.  :)

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Quite true on all fronts!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #403 on: August 11, 2021, 06:01:51 AM »
You can't see anything from the front of the house - they can walk right around the garden and can sit down on the garden chairs if they like. Some seemed interested in the 'Man Cave' at the end of the garden!


A most pleasant garden, Jeffrey. The path actually leads to somewhere which is a plus. Is the red shrub next to the path an Acer?
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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #404 on: August 30, 2021, 11:16:10 PM »
The annual Bookham Village Day takes place in June and our allotment association set up a stall selling plants with the proceeds denotated to charity.

  https://www.iliveinbookham.com/events/village-day-2021/

This year because of Covid instead of June the event took place yesterday. This created a problem as plant sales in September would not be successful. We settled on guess the weight of a pumpkin with the prize being a large crate of mixed vegetables at a £1 a go. Entrants were allowed to pick it up. For the kids I purchased a Bug Hotel kit on ebay for a separate competition for a smaller pumpkin. I did the afternoon shift with one other. I'm pleased to report we were rushed off our feet with a total of 119 having a go. We also did well selling stock from "The Hut" laid out on trestle tables.

The pumpkin weighed in at 18lb and the winner was only 3oz out. She was absolutely delighted with her winnings, which included two of the monster onions I have grown this year. Great day, but exhausting.   
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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #405 on: August 31, 2021, 01:10:33 AM »
The annual Bookham Village Day takes place in June and our allotment association set up a stall selling plants with the proceeds denotated to charity.

  https://www.iliveinbookham.com/events/village-day-2021/

This year because of Covid instead of June the event took place yesterday. This created a problem as plant sales in September would not be successful. We settled on guess the weight of a pumpkin with the prize being a large crate of mixed vegetables at a £1 a go. Entrants were allowed to pick it up. For the kids I purchased a Bug Hotel kit on ebay for a separate competition for a smaller pumpkin. I did the afternoon shift with one other. I'm pleased to report we were rushed off our feet with a total of 119 having a go. We also did well selling stock from "The Hut" laid out on trestle tables.

The pumpkin weighed in at 18lb and the winner was only 3oz out. She was absolutely delighted with her winnings, which included two of the monster onions I have grown this year. Great day, but exhausting.
That sounds like you came up with a fine alternate plan, things went smoothly and all ended up happy!   :)  Well done to all of you!  :)

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #406 on: August 31, 2021, 10:48:11 PM »
That sounds like you came up with a fine alternate plan, things went smoothly and all ended up happy!   :)  Well done to all of you!  :)

PD

Thanks PD. I was sent a couple of photos. Self explanatory, the first of prize and second of the pumpkin.

 

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #407 on: September 01, 2021, 01:58:35 AM »
Thanks PD. I was sent a couple of photos. Self explanatory, the first of prize and second of the pumpkin.

 
Great photos!  Your produce and flowers are all arranged quite attractively and look scrumptious!  I'd certainly be betting on them.   :)  How much money were you able to raise in the end and which charity did you decide to donate the proceeds to?

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #408 on: September 01, 2021, 06:39:58 AM »
Great photos!  Your produce and flowers are all arranged quite attractively and look scrumptious!  I'd certainly be betting on them.   :)  How much money were you able to raise in the end and which charity did you decide to donate the proceeds to?

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Our stall raised on the day a total of £200.10, much less then past years due to plant sales. All total money raised at the event, it must be thousands, goes into a single pot and donated by the Bookham Village Association. A month earlier there was an open garden day - before you ask, no I definitely did not! - which incredibly raised over £8,000.
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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #409 on: September 01, 2021, 08:42:37 AM »
Our stall raised on the day a total of £200.10, much less then past years due to plant sales. All total money raised at the event, it must be thousands, goes into a single pot and donated by the Bookham Village Association. A month earlier there was an open garden day - before you ask, no I definitely did not! - which incredibly raised over £8,000.
Excellent!

So, then there must be other groups there?  Are they all community allotments and their members?

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« Reply #410 on: September 01, 2021, 10:09:29 PM »
Excellent!

So, then there must be other groups there?  Are they all community allotments and their members?

PD

No, loads of stuff. A geriatric pop group, beer tent, surprisingly a line-up by enthusiasts of Corvette Stingray sports cars and loads more. We were very much a sideshow. 
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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #411 on: September 02, 2021, 01:47:13 AM »
No, loads of stuff. A geriatric pop group, beer tent, surprisingly a line-up by enthusiasts of Corvette Stingray sports cars and loads more. We were very much a sideshow.
Oh, o.k.  Sounds like a fun day for all!  :)  And good to hear that so much money was raised by all.

PD