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The Big News in Edinburgh

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:38

Great pix yarrow - lovely that went along to get them in person  

I had an email from them saying it had finally opened. Wondered how bad the smell might be! 

PS the pix enlarge beautifully 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:36

We'll just whisper Yvie...

Your story about the teeth made me chuckle  It was my own stupid fault with the camera. Just as well I'd transferred all the pix from it before I went though. 

I'd love a snake in the garden 

I bought one of those metal firepit/burner/bbq thingies WW. It's rained ever since....

Well - not quite    I have a load of heavy cardboard to burn as the paper recycling won't take it and I'm emptying the compost bin just now. You should see the size of box they used to deliver one pair of insoles yesterday. It's the size you'd use for a DVD player or small tv. They should have been small enough to shove through the letter box! 

Dieback in shrubs

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:27

Is the ground constantly wet or does it become flooded Judith? What kind of soil do you have? Rhodies and Azaleas don't like alkaline. Anything been sprayed that you're aware of close to their location?

Problem neighbours

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:23

I'd agree about encouragement Will. The story about the dog (assuming it's true) tell you all you need to know about these people  

I can't sleep because I'm worried that I'll go to plant prison for murder.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:22

Just a thought - does anyone else think the poorly 'tree' might be a lime? It has a look of that about it 

Problem neighbours

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:18

I sympathise enormously forget me not. This is a very tricky situation and by the sound of it, these people could make for very nasty enemies. I'd invest in a cheap video camera which will catch them in the act if there's anything criminal done to your property or any trespass. Even some of the fake cameras, and erect those in a prominent spot so that he sees them. If questioned - say that you saw a few suspicious folk hanging around and 'someone' you know has had a shed/garage/house broken into and items stolen. It may be enough to deter them from anything more serious. I know you shouldn't have to do that but it's often easier in the long run.

30cm plant plugs - GW offer

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:10

Final height I would think. I'd pot on too.

Who said "bug ugly"?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:03

Gorgeous pansyface 

Lovely striped 'trousers' on his ickle legs 

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:02

Jon - the seed packets should all have a 'use by' date. I don't trust anyone who sells seeds without that.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:59

Christine - when you said 'any ideas what's eating the slugs and drinking the beer' it reminded of an old Dave Allen story about the wolves coming and drinking the beer 

Know what you mean Sarah -we  get a lot of slugs and snails. I snip them as I hate the salt solution and refuse to buy beer. I chuck the massive snails over the fence into the road and let them take their chances with the traffic....

Discussions started by Fairygirl

'Twas the night before Christmas...a little homage

for the lovely Forker family  
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Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Our jaunt to The Pentlands for Children in Need  
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The youngsters and their daily ablutions 
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Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Would any of you like to sponsor me on a 12 mile walk? 
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The Fairy Family Holiday

A few little photos 
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green manure

intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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forum gremlins

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Bee programme tonight

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spam reported

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our building projects

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slugs, snails and bees

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cufcskim's reply!

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kitchen spam-don't answer it!

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spam issues

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