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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 08:04

Too many for me to choose. Nick Skelton certainly, and all the 'history making' and multi medals in all sorts of sports, but some of the failures, the really unexpected successes, and great sportsmanship made for marvellous viewing too. 

The runner who helped another girl who was actually quite badly injured, was really moving. They both received the de Coubertin medal. 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 07:55

Morning all/afties Pat  

Damp here but I have cake to make later so no outside stuff anyway. Daughter wants a 'deconstructed' chocolate cake. Nice and easy - choc sponge and a bowl of whipped cream. She's easily pleased 

Don't think I'd be too happy with that Daisy, although round here we get it at the other end of the day when it's getting dark. Ours have been back at school for a week so it's a bit better now. 

My toms are just starting to ripen too chicky - wondering if it was worth it this year! I have one plant in the big kitchen window - had two from it so it's not much further on..

I'll have a quick look round now as work beckons. Have a good day all  


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 22:30



Posted: 22/08/2016 at 21:45

It's gone now Patsy - I didn't bother pruning it that year as it was getting shifted. I inherited it when I moved here a few years ago.

No appropriate spot for it, so it's in the big compost heap in the sky 

The bees can't wait!

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 20:27

Aaah - the wish list. It doesn't get any shorter no matter how many plants you have...

The bees can't wait!

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 20:13

Mine are just beginning to get a slight glow but the bees home in on them 

The ones you need to look for are the big sedums - Sedum spectabile - commonly called Iceplants, Judojub.

 There are lots of varieties available - 'Autumn Joy' is one of the most common with reddish pink flowerheads. There's a few whites as well, and 'Brilliant' is a softer pink. 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:53


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:50

Couldn't agree more, although the Mountain Rescue teams always state that no matter what the circumstances, they go out - they don't judge. I bet that's a really difficult thing to achieve sometimes. I've been fortunate that I've never needed their services - yet - but I often wonder what would happen if they're out dealing with some clown who's gone out completely unprepared and got into bother, as opposed to an experienced walker or climber having a slip and a broken leg (which can happen to anyone) and the service therefore not being available to them. 

Help! North or West facing garden?

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:43

Good luck with your new plot Ssteps. 


Posted: 22/08/2016 at 19:38

And a kick up the h**e Hosta. Heard that one on the news earlier  

Some daft lassies called emergency services because they got stuck on some rocks in the Falls of Dochart recently. Let's just say - if you can get onto those, you can get back off them. I don't know how these guys have the patience with some of those people. 

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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