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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:16

Lovely BM.   I know how much work goes into that sort of thing. Whereabouts is it in the garden?

Clari's situation reminds me why I'm glad to be single again. I don't have to put up with any more c***. I please myself and no one else now.

Hope doc has packed plenty of warm clothes and woolly socks 

Don't worry - I'm being very lazy Lesley! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 10:10

Love BL's NY pix 

These were from my walk last week at Drumochter :

Not sure of this - perhaps someone can ID it


Young grouse who was running around with his/her sibling making a right old racket!


Painted Lady on the hydro road back to car

 Taken with my new camera BL! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 09:55

Lovely pix as always - too many to comment on individually 


A few pix I've taken recently

First flower on Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'

Foxglove 'Pam's Choice' in the shady border

Shady area near the shed



Posted: 12/07/2015 at 06:08

Morning all - been awake since half four-ish 

Very wet here but my new lawn in the back garden has a lovely green glow after only ten days so I don't mind!

Hope you have a better day today Clari. Take the woofie, head out and treat yourself 

Must get some photos on the gallery site today

Lawn edging

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 06:03

I hate strimmers and only use hand shears for edging, but the best edge for a lawn is brick, paviour or similar to give  a sturdy edge to mow over. Expensive to get done professionally  and time consuming if done yourself,  but worth it if you're staying in a property long term.

Lilies indoors or out in the garden! Any advice please

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:26

Remove the stalks which carry the spent heads and just leave the foliage to die down. Lilies disappear for the winter but next spring they'll start back into growth. I give mine a liquid feed as they die back. Watch out for slugs and  snails when the new growth emerges - they love the juicy little new shoots!


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:40

Third one's a hebe as well. 


Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:09

I'd send him the bill for the wedding preps too.....

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:08

We all do these things Jayne so you're not alone. Probably too late to sort, as the others have said. Lots of water is about the only chance. I don't use Weedol either Verd - I'm sure someone will know and can advise though.

I think I'd give the plants a couple of weeks and if they're not recoverable, dig them out, pop some plants in pots to fill the gaps - just to be on the safe side - and wait till autumn, or even next year, to replant the areas.

Bubble under pond liner

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:00


We had a similar problem at a previous house. Huge pond ( about 60 x 40 feet) which had been there a long time and had large 'folds' in the liner- clay soil too. We had no chance of sorting it so just had to live with it. 

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