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Posted: 03/10/2015 at 07:53

Morning Dove and Pat and those to come 

Sorry to ask Pat - but is Susan your daughter? You may have said but I must have missed that. These anniversaries are difficult. October and November are like that for me. Glad you're feeling a bit more like yourself though.

Fish is the answer Dove. My nails are quite strong but I noticed a huge difference in their consistency  when I ate more fish - mainly salmon for me. The oils I suppose? 

Off to Perthshire to walk shortly - just one of the Corbetts there. Beautiful part of the world so hope the skies clear. East is supposed to be clearer - as often is the case!

I'll have a quick look round before I go.

Have a good day everyone 


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:21

Evening all you lovely people 

Got some good tidying outside till after 7pm -  cut the grass edges, scraped all the moss from the front path and swept it all, and put bark down under the front bit of hedge.  Dinner's been had - a 'push past' as my Mum would have said. Baked potato, sour cream and leftover Bolognese 

Lightweight duvet for me all year round. Jammies in the colder weather and a T shirt in summer. Don't like a cold bedroom though. 

Hands are the issue for me re cold Clari  

Scarifying lawn

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 17:27

It would only be a problem putting it in the compost bin if the lawn had recently been treated with a chemical weed and/or feed. Most people would then put it in the waste collection bin (if you have one) just to be on the safe side 

Reusing this year's soil

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 17:14


Lyn wrote (see)

I break up polystyrene packaging for bottom of big pots.


I do the same Lyn, especially if I might want to shift those big beasts at any point!


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 17:12

Thanks, that's perfect for me Dove - what's everyone else having though? 

Various other 'stuff' done and may venture outside to do a little bit of this and that. No real sun here today but it's pleasant and dry. Hope it stays reasonable for tomorrow for a walk, although I'll head east as it's to be typically rubbish for bigger hills on the west side 

At least the washing's drying. 




Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:48

The ones I sowed in June (  ) are about to flower David. I'm bucking the trend...

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:46

The grass is in great nick Kathy so he's clearly doing  a good job 

Partial to a set of stripes myself  

I know what you mean about that colour - some of the 'red' clematis are the same. It's one of my favourite colours for flowers. 

Your little cyclamen are beautiful Daryl . The white ones are so perfect at this time of year - they just glow 


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:36

HI Stephen - it's a common issue with Skimmias if they're not in the right soil or conditions. However, any plant in a pot is dependent on you for it's needs. Each year you need to replace some of the soil/compost with fresh stuff and you will need to feed it appropriately. It may simply have used up all the nutrients in the pot and is now struggling because it's hungry and probably pot bound as well.

I'd take it out the pot and see what it looks like underneath. The other possibility is vine weevil damage - the grubs eat away at the roots and it's most common in pot grown plants.

Have a look at the roots and see what you think 


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:32

Sun is trying to come out... hope so as I've put washing out now 

Brilliant Panda - we'll be crossing our fingers for you on the day 

WW - you could always get some budgies for the chickweed. I used to know someone who bred them ( ) and she used to pick it from the lanes at the stables where it grew for Britain!  

Yellowing Rhododendrons

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 13:23

Thanks  obelixx - I thought so but just wanted to make sure. I knew you'd know   

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