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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:05

Ball gown over the jeans Clari - go for 'eclectic'  

I'd have missed the box with cake right away Hosta 

Did my car too Dewdrops. Well, it is August....

Did you need some plumber's tape for the hose connector? I find it very useful  

Did a few other things too, but the damn battery on the screwdriver is hopeless, so couldn't finish a new raised bed. Loses the charge so quickly. Grrrr  


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:00

If they're too high that can be an issue too. Many birds nest surprisingly low down 

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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 18:51

Think there's a few 'strutting peacocks' on the forum too Joyce...well, one anyway.....

Not been to Scone for a very long time. Driven past the palace and through Scone itself a few times though. 

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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 18:39

Love that spider Sheps. Did you have a job getting inside the honeysuckle with him?  

It's a beautiful area GD - the whole of Perthshire is pretty stunning - at high or low level.  It's where I'd like to eventually move to when I retire. Shorter drive to reach those hills too....  

There are some of the loveliest glens you'll find anywhere. Glen Tilt is one of the most stunning places I've ever walked. I put some pix on last year when I did teh Munro there. You have a fair old hike to get to it, but when you have that scenery to look at, it really doesn't matter. 

Pitlochry isn't too far from there as well, slightly further north and east. It's considered to be the centre of Scotland. Lovely place 

Is washing up water ok to water plants with?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 15:02

I always used a bowl when we had a septic tank nut, simply to protect the brand new sink... 

Good point about the soil not the leaves - I should have remembered to add that. I rarely put water directly on foliage but I forget that it may not be something everyone does. 

I like 'teaspoons in the heather'  

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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:51

Yes - had the hill to myself GD - apart from the woolly boys

The nearest to those hills is Aberfeldy - which isn't that big. Nearest big town would be Perth - about 30 or 40 miles south east of Aberfeldy.

It's just under 100 miles from where I am to those hills, but lots of little roads so it's a good 2 and a half hours drive.

Is washing up water ok to water plants with?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:19

Yes - it's fine linzi. I never use it on edibles, and I think you'd just have to be careful of the amount of detergent in it, but usual dishwashing stuff is perfectly ok.  

Make sure it's cool too...

How to dismantle a pallet?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:17

Good tip Keith 

I had to take mine apart so couldn't wait for the usual rain to help me. Mine was a big 7' x 5' one which the builders had stuff on in spring. I've used some for lower down on a new section of fence, which isn't perfect but will have evergreens either side to hide the imperfections. A couple of better  pieces have become the angled struts on a gate. The rest will be used on the inside of the existing fence, which won't be seen much. The heftier internal sections will be handy for the supports for any new raised beds I decide to make.

How to screen a tiny front garden

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:08

A row of something like Amelanchier would work well M'smum. They don't get huge, but provide a light canopy and therefore won't create too much shade either.  You only need something tall enough to stop people seeing in, so it doesn't really need to be that tall. My front room is  similar, but people are looking up and often only see the top half of the room when going past. However, without knowing the distance from house to boundary, it's difficult to make other suitable suggestions. 

I'm also wondering if, since the house is slightly elevated, it could also be simpler to have some decent window boxes if your sills allow. That would provide a low growing barrier that would be attractive from inside or out, and would give a bitof privacy. A few small evergreens for all year round colour, and you can add a few bulbs and summer planting as appropriate 

ID please!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 11:40

If you divide it and replant the pieces, there's a good chance it'll rejuvenate it.

Slugs will have a go at it, but in the right spot, primulas are one of the garden's delights 

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