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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 18:41


Verdun wrote (see)


fleece your tender stuff tomorrow  


Let's leave my tender stuff out of this Verd.... 


Been trying very hard to snow here this afternoon. Not much above freezing just now.

To be good tomorrow but diddley darn chilly for the hills so I'll be well 'fleeced' Verd  


Posted: 15/04/2016 at 17:54

They do prefer a lighter, freer draining soil but with a bit of depth B3. I have clay soil but always grew them quite easily in raised areas with plenty of grit to counteract the rain. 

Are you planting out small plants? They can be vulnerable to slug damage when small .

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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:48

The yellow ones would fit with my colour scheme Joyce, but I don't have many gaps now - unless I create another border once the extension's built 

There's a white one as well....

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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:40

It was around 5 at lunchtime KEF - minging. 

The blue poppies would be very happy here - well they would if I liked them  

We do have the perfect climate for them. Perhaps I'll change my mind about the colour one day....don't hold your breath.... 

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:13

They love shallow water which heats up quickly Wendy. As the others have said, once you get more wildlife in, they'll get eaten.

I've always used tap water for ponds. We have soft water here but even if you haven't, by the time you've left it for a few days and organised planting and generally tootled about, it will be fine.  

Petunia Seedlings

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:10

Did your hand slip Laura? 

The tip of mixing tiny seeds with sand to make it easier to sow more sparingly is a good one. I had the same problem sowing the Harebells I got recently - teeny tiny seeds.

I'd agree with KEF - thin them out a little and let the rest get a little bigger (won't take them long)- it'll make your job so much easier 

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Posted: 15/04/2016 at 16:07

Hello all - hugs for Dove, Wonks and chicky.  Lyn - can't believe your situation just seems to be getting worse not better. If you fell and broke your arm/leg would someone come out then as you would be unable to help your Dad, or would you just be left there? It makes me wonder... 


Meanwhile, the head of BP gets a 20% pay rise as the company heads south....

Welcome to 21st century Britain. How depressing, and how disgraceful.

Currently 2 degrees here and chucking it down with sleety rain. Supposed to be good tomorrow though. I will therefore be on a hill and won't have to look at my garden...

I shall now have a quick look round to see what mischief you've been up to while I was at work.

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Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:25

Didn't see your post Joyce - there's been a bit of new snowfall regularly on the higher hills recently, but it's only a problem on steeper ground on north and east facing slopes, where it laminates and  freezes.  Looking ok for Saturday at the moment -

will be heading for the hill across from Luss/Glen Douglas - Beinn Bheula. 

Glad you had a good trip BL - apart from the landing! Nice that the plants have been well looked after too 

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Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:53

You'll have to put that right someday Dove...and you too Hosta  

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Posted: 14/04/2016 at 17:35

Topbird had asked me to let her know if any progs with Scottish scenery were on. Glad you caught it. I don't think this series is quite as good as the first one but you still get plenty of scenery. Did you go 'doon the watter' now and again?  

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