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Posted: 21/01/2016 at 20:03

I have several of the prostrate ones - mostly in shade with a bit of late sun in summer. They're great little plants. Neutral clay soil here and they are perfectly happy. We do get a lot of rain but that doesn't affect them either, as the bed is full of grit/compost/manure so the soil is nice and friable. 

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 19:57

Take your time LG. A blank canvas can be quite daunting - no matter how much you think you know exactly what you want to do. 

Sketches and plans, and some thought about what you want and need from your space. Decide on the colours and shapes you like and dislike, and then see what will work for the site, aspect and soil. Play about with ideas on paper and get the structural planting in first. It's early days yet with weather conditions, so you have plenty of time before you hit the GC or nursery  

I'd agree - you'll move stuff around no matter how definite you think you are! 


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:23

Only if I rob a  bank fidget...

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:21

Steephill - those are astonishing photos - and astonishingly beautiful. Thanks for putting those on here. Better than any jewellery 

I often think we don't spend enough time looking closely at things in  nature. I've been more aware of it since I've been back walking, and I take a bit of time to look at 'stuff' closely. If the weather's favourable of course!


That's a lot of birds Steve 

Garden designing pitfalls

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:16

Ooh err missus 

Always a mistake involving a friend unless you really know what they can and can't do!

and always have a contract.....


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:13

Evening all - been a little absent but have caught up - I think...

I signed the petition Yvie. At the rate they're going, if they keep raising it, I'll be 90 when I get it...

Freezing fog last two days, now just bone chilling cold, damp here. Usual winter weather! If it could get above 2 degrees through the day it would be nice. I can dream...

Might as well blow your own trumpet BL   

I sew (mostly) for a living, but I sew at home too - curtains, cushions etc. Have to be in the mood though.

Hope the poorly folk are improving. Hard to get through the winter without catching something, but it doesn't help if there's an additional problem. I'm very lucky - don't seem to have any health issues at the moment...fingers crossed it continues. 


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 08:06

Not really surprised Hosta. I didn't like the hotel where we stayed, but it was a means to an end. I feel very sorry for the Egyptians though - they rely heavily on tourism but they need that big money coming in regularly and it attracts a lot of 'unsavoury' people  (present company excepted of course! )  I think they've been so badly affected, their industry may never recover. 

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 08:01


Gingernuts are the only biscuit that should ever be dunked. Very carefully to just take the hardest edge off. Anything else is just wrong...soggy, falling in your tea, tasteless....why would you?  

Cake looks delicious obelixx. Might have to try that. Easier to get dates already prepped now too, which helps save a bit of time 

Driveway costs?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 07:57

I wasn't far away then Steve! 

Not cheap is it? Are you opting for gravel...!!! 


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 07:52

Morning/afties all. I'd rather keep our weather too chicky! We can't cope with regular temps of over 23 degrees up here. Just as well we don't get them  

Horrible day here yesterday though - mist right down and only just getting up around zero. Looking better today. Most of the snow has disappeared. The back garden was covered with blackbird footprints - they don't half get about when I'm at work!

You couldn't pay me enough to go back to Egypt I'm afraid, except to visit the Valley of the Kings perhaps. Horrible place. Glad it's improving for you though Hosta.

Didn't see the programme about MS, but anything that can give hope has to be good. Where would we be without research?

Just saw that Glenn Frey has died. Dropping like flies now...

Off for a quick look round before I go - keep warm and well everyone 

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