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Siberian iRis

Posted: Yesterday at 20:38

They need moist soil, as nut says, pokhim. Or a lot of regular rainfall. Different from the bearded ones.

If you've just planted them, you could cut back some of the foliage just now to help with moisture loss, especially if the soil's on the dry side. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 20:33

They don't. That's the point. They're chancing their arm. They'll just make up some excuse to justify the call. Wrong number  etc.

We couldn't stop laughing. When he was getting annoyed with me, he then told me it was to do with the 'photographs' I have on the computer...tempting to say , ooh - is it the swimsuit ones David? 

I can't repeat what Leanne said to him....hilarious! 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 20:20

There you go RB.

They don't fidget. If you say 'I don't have one' they'll just hang up. Scum sucking parasitic  ****wits. 

We had two calls today at work. My colleague and I had a great time taking the p**s out of 'Mike Wilson' the first time, then 'David'- the same person of course. He got very annoyed with us when we didn't take him seriously about the 'terrible hackers on our computer' and the 'malicious threats to our safety when we were surfing the internet'.  When Leanne suggested she should call the police about it he got quite agitated....

anemone Mistral pink

Posted: Yesterday at 18:58

Acidanthera are the same - I plant them in small pots and keep under cover till they can be planted out.

As pbff says, you could plant in big pots for a display later next year instead. Saves lifting and faffing around with them. You'd need a decent enough area undercover like a greenhouse, cold frame or conservatoryfor bigger pots.  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: Yesterday at 18:53

You better believe it Verd.... you don't want these frog plagues again...

The man has just delivered my bulbs. He said they had problems because the delivery vans and trailers were being blown about so much with the weather! 

Bridges up here were all closed to lorries/buses etc. Ferries cancelled too. The joys of our weather  

Planting background for pond

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

All very exciting - good luck with your digging!  

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: Yesterday at 18:47

Lovely to have that little visitor anyway. Hope you get lots more wildlife coming in. 

The pheasants were quite bold at my last house. There was only a few houses nearby - minor B road. The chap across the road fed them and they nested in his garden.  The females sometimes jumped up on the window ledges and pecked on the window  

Freddie on his stroll round

Planting background for pond

Posted: Yesterday at 17:29

I'd get the pond dug first Angi - then think about the planting. You might find you'll want something completely different to what you imagined!

I'd keep the cornus, unless you want more perennials, and maybe grasses to provide cover and colour.

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Hostas starting to go over

Posted: Yesterday at 17:26

I'll give you those two Verd - grudgingly....but you know what I mean about the usual suspects...

I think the problem with heathers is that every other Scottish garden has had then for forty years, so it's having that 'connection' my whole life. The lack of care most of them get too, as Hosta says. 

I'll stick with walking on it on the hills  

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: Yesterday at 17:21

Nice one Angi.   There's one  or two down at the river near my work but I'm never round that side now. 

We occasionally get herons round here. We  got them at my last house as we had a large pond with resident fish. They wade, so not an issue if the water's deep. They'll hang about the edges. I had a visiting pheasant when I lived round the corner and we'd just made a pond. She came round every day for a while. We have a N. Trust garden nearby so loads of wildlife there.

During a very wet spell a couple of years ago, I looked out the kitchen window and there was a pair of mallards on a garage roof nearby  

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