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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:39


or the secateurs...


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:25

I've recorded that Joyce - not seen it yet. The one last week ( he was walking The Scottish National Trail that he created) was excellent. I always find it a bit odd watching him - he's my BIL's double - also called Cameron  

Damp and dreich here but good for the plants. 

Never fancied a Dyson. Always found it slightly disturbing when I saw how much carpet ended up inside them. Wasn't spending hundreds of pounds on wool carpets and watching them disappear up a nozzle and get thrown out...

Oh come on!

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 18:18

Hey Verdun - you've done it again...started a thread about something innocuous and it's turned into yet  another 'I hate this presenter, I love him..' , 'I hate this programme, I love it... thread.  We really don't have enough of those...

You're very skilled!      

I hate begonias too, but I really can't get too excited about who likes them or who doesn't, or who presents what show, or grows what type of cauliflower, or has a dog, or which chef/health  'expert' advises only eating twigs or any one of an endless number of opinions, statements or facts on a TV show. A lot of it is just background noise to me. 

As has been said - if you don't like it, don't watch. I find that works quite well. 

Constantly repeating the same thing is very tiresome too....


Posted: 02/08/2016 at 12:52

Do you use McLaren's Joyce? I get most of my plants there. It's 45 mins away but worth it. I know how the plants are raised and looked after. No contest really. Just saw your post from last night re Ben More. Do you mean the pix from the webcam?  

Haven't read everything - no time. Sorry to hear of bad times for Dew Drops and BL. Makes me appreciate my good fortune even more. 

Back to work. No rest for the wicked  


Posted: 01/08/2016 at 07:58

Morning all /afties Pat. Happy August 

I love August too Joyce. It's often the best 'summer' weather here isn't it? Even though it gets autumnal early on in the month - you can feel the change in the air. 

Watched The Imitation Game - astonishingly good film.  Cried at the end  

Back to work for me - typical, the weather's lovely for getting outside today. I still have two weeks to take so it's not so bad.

I'll have to look back to see what happened latterly in the July thread...

have a good day everyone - whether painting, digging, working or ...doing nowt  

Camera Talk

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 07:51

Gorgeous photos GD. The colour is stunning. Reminds me of a Regina Spektor song  # and the sea is just a wetter version of the sky   

I think we often forget to look up when we're out. I love looking at the sky when out walking. It can be very dramatic and fast changing.

Have these ones on me Pat  



Posted: 31/07/2016 at 21:05

BL - hope your leccy's back on. 

I think the vacuum hose is quite a common one  

I've enjoyed the laughs  too - a welcome relief from the news from America, yet again 

I'm off to watch The Imitation Game with Bimberback Cambersnitch 

Night all  

Lysimachia Clethroides

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 20:40

Beaujolias looks lovely obelixx, but I thought it wasn't reliably perennial - or even reliably hardy, which is no use to me. Might be wrong about the hardiness bit, but I think you almost have to treat it as an annual. Very striking plant. 

My white foxgloves have seeded very prolifically Lou. I expect hey'll  eventually cross with others if there's any around, but no one here seems to have foxgloves of any kind, so I'm hoping mine will stay fairly white! 


Posted: 31/07/2016 at 20:04

I think Denise will have moved on by now - the  thread's 18 months old!  

Dying hydrangeas? And a poorly clematis?

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 19:57

Yes - hydrangeas are just going over. Nothing unusual 

Your clematis needs watered by the look of it. Rainwater isn't enough when a plant is next to a wall or fence - especially if the fence shelters it from the rain. Clematis need a lot of water  Other planting competes for water and nutrients too. 

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