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Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:47

Try some of the hedging companies as well Lou. Euonymous is used for hedging and they may well have a good price. I've used Hopes Groves in the past , but there are quite a lot of them online. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:39

Although I didn't get a walk yesterday, this little wheatear sat on the fence beside my car for ages. Didn't want to disturb him by getting out, so it's a little blurry - taken through the windscreen

There was little wren gathering insects too, but I didn't want to  open the window and chase him/her. Watched them both for ages, hoping the weather would improve and I could see more than just the fence and the farm building beyond.... 

Missed being on a hill so this is a reminder of a better day - part of the Ballachulish Horseshoe 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:20

My salmon with broccoli, carrots and asparagus is almost ready Joyce...

Just took this pic of the sky from the front windows...


Out back it's pitch black but with the sun over the top of the house  

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:58

I love Pachysandra - but mine has diminished a bit - got too dried out in a little narrow border. They really need to be damp all the time. I'll be shifting mine to a better spot. 

White lavender

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:54

A good evergreen plant for awkward places is white perennial candytuft - Iberis, Lou. I used to have it in a rubbishy bit of soil at my front gate in a previous garden. I also had it in the border on the other side which was even shadier but had better soil - happy in both spots.  It was north north west facing, but in shade for a lot of the year because of the house blocking the sun.  

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Identify alien alpine

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:49

They're quite strange plants aren't they KJG - but fascinating. 

The surrounding rosettes will carry on growing and some, or all of them, will produce more flower stalks - and so on and on 

Flower ID

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:44

Might be a Coreopsis Missy Krissy  


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:39

Luvverly innit Joyce  

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:16

Ooh err Ladybird...

Oh I see what you mean...



Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:15

I felt a bit like that about the 'lympics too doc, but I think I will get more enthused as time goes on. The young lad on course for gold in the swimming is making me feel more optimistic. 

In the 'olden  days' we could put pix on photobucket and then stick 'em on here...

T'bird - tea and a bun sounds good 

Think your OH is very game doing J O' Groats to Land's End though  

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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