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Posted: 25/01/2014 at 10:34

I'm going to have to educate all you southerners....haggis have to be well hung () before eating on Burns night. That's why I've not been around recently - been out hunting them for the last few weeks in the West Highlands (only place they live)  and it's why you won't find any.....

And if you believe that.............

Morning all 

PS I hate haggis. Must be the English half of me. I'll have the neeps and tatties though 


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 12:41

Hello all. Weather settling down a bit  here after a wild night - for now anyway. More to come apparently and snow being forecast for the weekend. Just when I thought it couldn't get much worse! Glad I'm not nearer the coast (I'm half an hour away) as they have a tidal surge warning  for the Ayrshire coast. Hope you're ok Verd. Pity you've had to go out with Spike - this would have been a day for staying put.

Stay safe everyone who's in the firing line today. 

Glad you're getting home today John. Don't be out later digging though....


Posted: 02/01/2014 at 12:27

Fidget - your forum family's here for you whenever you need us x

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 10:38

James James James - calm your jets  - what you need is a new indoor hobby. Here's a few to get you started:

I'm making curtains just now so you could always get a sewing machine....

Knitting - Dove's a dab hand so I'm sure she'll give you some hints...

Painting- plenty of winter landscapes to get you going.....

Baking- we'd enjoy seeing you on Great British Bake Off....

Or since you're a bit feisty - how about Cross Stitch.....sorry!

Or you could just chat on here with us till the weather gets better!  

Veg in shade

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:56

I'll echo what Dave said - lettuce tends to bolt when it gets too much sun so it appreciates some shade. If you like chives, they do better with some shade as well.

Rabbit problems

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:52

Ryan - nut's right I'm afraid. Just because they're domestic it doesn't change what they basically do. They'll have a go at most things. When I lived rurally the only things rabbits left alone were snowdrops and daffodils.  Shrubs and climbers which had a physical barrier to let them get established were fine once they got enough maturity to cope with some nibbling but perennials didn't stand much of a chance - they had a go at everything when it poked it's head above the ground. I think the only way to keep plants completely safe is to have them in high raised beds which they can't jump up onto, or else confine the bunnies to a very sturdy run.


Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:24

Morning everyone. No sign of anything yellow in the sky here I'm afraid 

I'm sure Spike will be fine Verd 

Glad the tree's stayed put chick. Wouldn't have been a good start to the year if that had come down 

Not back to work till Monday as I had holidays still to take and it's our quietest time but it will give me time to recover from my lurgy. If daughter had remembered to bring more cake back from her Dad's I'm sure I'd get better more eh? 

At least Christmas 2014 will be on a Thursday so it's nearer the weekend...only three hundred and fifty something days away....

I'll miss these Christmas smilies when they go! 

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 20:12

Debbie I had the same problem with one of those plastic covered growhouses. It was attached to drainpipes with wire twisted round the rear parts of the frame - the wind just lifted it, snapped the plastic fittings and chucked it across the garden. I had attached another one in the same way to the wooden fence nearby and it's been fine even though it's only about ten feet away. It's more sheltered - the front of it faces the wind rather than the side - so maybe you could simply alter the location of it over the winter? If not, is there a wall or fence next to it that you could screw it to like I did?


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 18:12

I admit not quite as impressive as yours Verd...but I felt that my earlier egg-based ones were eggstraordinary....

lily- the cranberry sauce is one of my 5 a day too 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:55

Thanks Verd - I was quite young when that one was taken....

and that frog's conversation was quite 'riveting'.......

did you see what I did there? 

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