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Posted: Yesterday at 08:04

I often think of my maternal grandparents on Christmas day as tit was their wedding day. In Scotland it wasn't even a public holiday while my Mum was growing up. Changed days eh? Now it seems to last for weeks  

House moving and needing plant advice

Posted: Yesterday at 08:01

Any hardy shrubs or perennials will survive in pots and bags etc for quite a while as long as they don't get dried out or waterlogged. Good luck with your move Rosey - hope it's a dry day!


Posted: Yesterday at 07:50

Morning all. Cloudy here as Lesley says. The forecast last night was totally different from the morning ones so no need to cover the car 

Keep warm Girl - hope you're  a bit better today. Think you're due a bit of rest after all the gardening work you've done this year.

Work soon so a quick look round before I go. But weary last night so just put my feet up after dinner.

take care in the chill - put a simmit on under your jumper Dove 


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:50

Coat , hat , scarf, gloves and boots Verd 


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:34

Lesley - that's because she's yer mammy's mammy....

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:03

I totally agree Woody. It's a balance - like many things in life. I don't use a lot of weedkillers or other chemicals but I will use them when I feel it's necessary. Good hygiene and husbandry in a garden makes for a good environment for all types of life - wild or otherwise!


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:58

As long as the toads are well done they're not too chewy Verd...


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 16:54

Evening all. Few more barrowloads of gravel shifted after work but very dark now and back sore. 

Fidget   Hope it goes quickly. 

Yes KEF - I'm sure Verd enjoyed his's good to share 

Used to love T in the H Dove. Not had it in years.  Leftover sauce from last night's casserole me tonight - with a baked potato or summat. 

I'll have a look and see what you've all been up to while I have a cuppa  

pansy flowers

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:12

Slugs and snails eat them here Sharon and they're very good at munching and hiding  

House moving and needing plant advice

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 08:09

I've done that too trillium and it's very successful - a kind of overground heeling in 

Those big trugs are great - the supermarkets often sell them cheaply - I have two or three which were only £3 and I have a slightly smaller one which I use for deadheading etc which was £2. Builder's buckets from DIY stores are only £1 so they're very useful too for shifting clumps of perennials etc .

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