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Strongest Scented Sweet Peas!

Posted: Today at 19:36

I've just bought Juliet, a cream described as having a 'strong scent with a hint of citrus'. 

I'll let you know how that works out!  

verbena bonariensis

Posted: Today at 19:31

I just chop bits off above a joint, and shove them in some gritty compost. If you get a piece around four inches long it's ideal. They take very easily 


Posted: Today at 19:26

Sex : what posh folk keep their coal in.... 

Oooh - good idea Clari - how about a bag of gravel? Cleaner than the cement!  

Camera Talk

Posted: Today at 19:23

Having just had a quick 'swatch' at Hosta's pix on the old thread - ( lovely to see you getting some practice with the new camera ) I thought I'd treat David to another tweaked pic of the red squirrel

and a  tweaked pic of one of the hills of the Ballachulish horseshoe

I'm seriously enjoying my 'tweaking' David - even if it's hurt my wrist!

Love your lady blackie David   

Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: Today at 18:42

I've always chicken wired or netted pots with bulbs - mainly the little ones like reticulata Iris or crocus as they're nearer the surface, which squirrels like. The netting helps to give the thinner stems a bit of support too.

Unfortunately, the little b***ers have found the small alliums in the bigger open beds..  


Posted: Today at 18:00

I've missed you all too T'bird - thank you  

ooh err Hosta...


Posted: Today at 17:45

Hello - I've found you all at last  

Dodgy wrist a little better - new (larger) mouse purchased which will hopefully help.  It caused me to accidentally wave the 'bad weather' wand in Verd's direction. Sorry Verd     Hope everyone down south is ok though.

No chance of reading everything you've all been doing - so I'm not really going to try!

Have looked at Forkers a bit though. 

DD - I can't say much more than what's been said, but I'm sending you a massive hug too x

Clari - as we say up here - you're boss needs his a*** felt.  

27kg is just over 4 stone. Mine were lighter than that, but they're tiny little fairy people so perhaps not a good comparison... 

doc - glad you're on the mend 

Pond plants

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:21

Try Saururus cernus. I have it in my pond philippa 

fibreglass pond

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:02

I got slightly confused Peter   Did you put the containers inside the existing pond and you want to continue to use those instead? If so, I'd remove them and sort them into the ground properly - but, as pansyface says, now isn't the best time to do it.

When you sort the pond(s) out later in the year,  the frogs will return so don't worry about that. It will help if you can construct a better way in and out too - rocks built up at the side for example, as you'll find other creatures will also use use the ponds more safely  


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 07:54

I thought goldcrest doc. Mainly because I have a regular one now!

I think we could fool the birds for next year - we'll tell them it's happening the previous weekend, then sneak up on them on the usual one....

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