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Hostas starting to go over

Posted: Yesterday at 18:27

I don't know how you would do that. The heathers would have to be tiny. The emerging'buds' of hostas are right at the top, so the only way to do that would be if you had a very big pot, and put a few round the edges, but the heathers would then be in the way of the emerging hostas in spring.

You'd be better potting the hostas up in plastic pots to put inside your nice pots. That way, you can remove them in autumn, and replace with other pots which have something else in them. Easy swap then. 

Planting a holly bush

Posted: Yesterday at 18:18

With great difficulty is the answer Rex....

You could try planting it with the container intact, but cut away enough that you could remove it  once it's in the hole. If you cut the bottom off first, you'll only have the sides to remove and that might be sufficient to shift it. 

Otherwise, sturdy gauntlets all round!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 18:13

I commit those every day Dove....

Fortunately, we have little need for flimsy summer dresses here, so it's a dilemma I rarely have to face....fleece is more useful!  

Camera Talk

Posted: Yesterday at 17:34

Hope the weather picks up for you in November Liri. Snow forecast for the hills this weekend. Don't think you'd see much from the window  tomorrow either,  if the forecast is right!

I'll give you a wave if I'm up there that month on any of them  

That's a lovely pic Philip. Glad you're getting a nice day to enjoy the view.  

Found this one from some years ago, from the summit of 'The Bookil' ( Buchaille Etive Mor) looking south-ish. The Glencoe road is down on the left side

Nice sky 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: Yesterday at 17:23

I looked at the garden as I ran to the back door out of the rain and wind. Does that count? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 17:20

Evening all. Vile here and not to get any better....

Looks fantastic obelixx. What a lovely, slightly blank-ish, canvas to get stuck into. Will you get a couple more sheep?   

I won't comment on boobs and clothes. I've passed mine on to my girls too...

Can't wear anything that has buttons unless I want them popping off on a regular basis..... 

That's a good result Hosta. Always handy getting summat for nowt.

Our local Co-op has had mince pies at the checkout for ages. What's that about? Don't get me started on the three ring circus that Hallowe'en has become either....

Last edited: 28 September 2016 17:20:33

Ordering perennial plug plants now

Posted: Yesterday at 08:08

Each to their own I suppose, but I wouldn't have them either. 

They'll be tiny when you get them, and at this time of year, they're not going to get very substantial before you have to find room for them to be overwintered and potted on etc. If you have loads of time, and want to wait, and don't mind what's in the pack, fair enough.

I'd rather have one or two plants I really want and divide them to make a good display next year, with a better one the following year.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 07:57

Morning all/ afties Pat if you're about.

Glad to see you're 'connected' again BL. I have a good solution to the dress issue - I don't wear them any more  

Calmer this morning here and a bit drier, but I believe we are getting some more wild and wet stuff tonight.  This is the poorest September we've had here for many years. Hey ho.

Hope everyone with aches and pains and sniffles and sneezes are on the mend. Good to see 'missing' folk back. Know what you mean about putting lights on chicky - bit depressing that...

I'll have a quick look see here before I head out. 

Have a good day everyone. 

Help with plant ID please!

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:45


Plant identification help

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:44


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