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Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:42


Lesley's on the east side - Edinburgh way-ish Snow.

or 'the dark side' as it's known here in the west ....

Pat - they don't have 'proper' hills in Yorkshire - you have to come to Scotland for those  

I'll get my tin hat.....


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:37


Mr E Busch wrote (see)

Some conifers have needles and thus can self-sew. Cut it down and make yourself a new fir coat.


Are you taking something?


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:36

Hosta - with confidence is  the only way to b***sh*t  

So glad you've found the right place for mum Liri. I know what you mean about it being further for you to travel, but you've done the right thing making sure it's the best for her 

I'm almost tempted now to make a pudding!  Always did it during the October holiday week ( last week) along with the cake. The smell is wonderful.  Haven't done one for ages as it's only me that eats it, and older fairylet sometimes. I don't have the room now to have rellies over for Christmas dinner, and my sis has grandchildren so they're busy with all of them. Better for my waistline though 

Turned very 'smirry' here again, but quite mild. I much prefer the dry cold  - all the leaves were tinkling down like snow when I was driving the other day. So pretty 

Clematis Montana

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:19

I'd agree with fidget's advice - montanas aren't particularly scented although they do have a slight fragrance. You'll often get another small flush of flowers in late summer/early autumn but they don't flower in summer.

One plant would cover that area within a few years, but you may want to add a couple of different varieties for summer and into autumn to give a succession of flowers. Taylor's have one of the best sites for info 


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 12:52

Sons of Pitches, Liri...that's fantastic! Might have to start watching just for the names! 

You're right Lyn - last night was the third episode of Lewis (first of the second story). Started on 6th October. 


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 12:41

It does depend on the type of hedge rosie so a pic will be helpful.

Do it before you cut all the greenery away though 

If it's conifer - it won't grow back from being cut back into old wood , so it might already be too late! 

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 08:06

I've decided to get a couple of white/green Hellebores for the bed nearest the back door. I have some grasses in it and they're deciduous, but if the H'bores flower the way the purple one has this year, they'll all  look good together! They'll flower with the bulbs anyway to compliment them. 

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Posted: 21/10/2015 at 08:03

That's brilliant Pat! Needs must eh? 

Those are lovely pix Lesley. It's been great to have some calm weather to enjoy the changing colours. So often they get blown off the trees before that happens.

That sheep was funny - his mate was just along to the right and looking quite bemused. He was thoroughly enjoying his little photo opportunity. It was very quiet at the time, only a few people out -  I really enjoy being on a hill with only the sheep for company. Is that a bit weird? 


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:58

Morning all and afternoon Pat . The dry weather has gone and we've had some of the usual stuff. Snow forecast for the hills this weekend....aah... the winter season arrives 

Happy Back to the Future Day. I'll be travelling to work on my hoverboard  

Lewis started last week  DD. The girl who's in River (Nicola Walker) is the lead cop in Unforgotten which is on Thursday nights - also excellent. Terrific cast of well known Brit actors and actresses. You'd probably like that too 

Typical Dove 

Verd - whatever you've ordered will be infinitely better for your health 

Bears , BL - that made me laugh!


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 21:23

They're usually pretty indestructible - I'd cut it back just now, perhaps by about a third if it's substantial. You could do that again next year. I hacked back a mature one about 6 weeks ago and it's fine, but bearing in mind the time of year now, it's probably best to be a little cautious 

I'm in Scotland too ( west Central belt) - and the garden's quite exposed, about 400 feet above sea level. We've had quite a lot of cold weather recently. 

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