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gardens in west scotland/ cornwall /devon

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 08:04

You're right T'bird. Not sure where I got shoal from - must have been the subconscious connection!

They used to be closed on a Wednesday. We arrived on my birthday once, hoping for a nice birthday treat..

We seem to have moved lightly from the topic...apologies..

Here are the swans at Melfort.  


I love a swan - couldn't eat a whole one... 

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:59

Since the weather's distinctly un- summery, I found a pic or two from previous years to remind us of what we should be seeing!

This was a Red Admiral in my old garden round the corner. Only have a few digital  pix from there - mainly hard copy in ye olden days  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:50


I wish the team could address the whole photo issue thing...


Posted: 15/07/2016 at 07:48

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around. Hope you're on the mend.

No fidget - nothing to do with religion, in my opinion, and only about power and domination. They'll use any old excuse for their vile behaviour. I also heard there was another attack in Brussels too but haven't really seen anything on the news about that.

Joyce - because ordinary people are the easy target. They're cowards - no fighting face to face with a trained, equipped  army for them eh?

Thank God I live in Scotland.

Off to work soon. Catch you all later.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:06

Thank you AuntyRach. It's a lovely thing to have  

It weighs a ton, so I don't often move it....

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 22:01

Bumping up for hherbatologist  and anyone else needing help from David  

Sweet Pea

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:55

They don't normally do too much damage - I remove any really dodgy leaves, but you do seem to have a lot. 

Are your plants a bit crowded?  Good air flow helps to keep plants strong and healthy. Pests and diseases often happen more  on weaker plants, so the sturdier they are when planted, the better. 

Sweet peas like a good rich soil so it's important to give them enough food when they're in pots, once they start flowering.

Hope that's a little help. We have a dedicated sweet peas thread here. David will be able to give you more advice there. It's called Sweet Peas Know How   

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:31

Mine's  E. Violette GD. Yours doesn't look like it  - there are so many that are similar though

E.V. is always a reliable floriferous clem. I love it - had it in several gardens  

It is Joyce - They're great for a vertical accent. Those ones have got a bit wayward  

I love those too 

That was my Dad's urn Aunty Rach. He used it for stripping lacquer from brass instruments. He was a jazz musician in the forties and then had a repair business when he came up here to live 

The 'mini pond' is actually just a tray with water in it for insects etc to have a drink 

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Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:26

Grow well in mine too B3 

Still have to keep an eye out for the dreaded weevil though. I've had more weevils since I moved here three years ago, than I've ever had in any garden. 

Sweet Pea

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:20

Leaf miner damage.

Are they planted in the grass? 

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