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Posted: 27/10/2016 at 20:26

Ehhhh - it's not any different to any other offer of it's type. It is a lottery - that's the point. First come first served.

However, I would agree that, as many people get their magazine much later  (I certainly did when I subscribed) it would be fairer to have a date which would suit everyone for trying to claim. 

It's a huge assumption that it's staff or their families who are claiming. Not sure how you're arriving at that one Dave...

I'd suggest people who are unhappy about it contact the magazine by using the links at the bottom of the page. This is merely the gardening forum  

Wildlife pond

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:09

I have a feeling I got a heavy duty liner but I don't think it was brown on one side. I know I got several things from them but it was about 15 or 16 years ago. My memory won't allow me to remember the detail Lyn  

I know I did it in the summer though, so it was fairly easy to fit.  

Good luck with it all Angi. It'll be brilliant whatever you decide to do. The wildlife will thank you enormously  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 08:02

Morning all/afties Pat if you're there  

Bake Off was really good - the other two seemed genuinely delighted at the result which I thought was nice. After that meringue, I thought she would be pretty hard to beat. Really lovely programme.

I think the winter 'blues' affects many people - when it becomes more than that, it's a different thing entirely. doc - hope you find the box helps, especially after your recent trip. Hosta - we'll keep you entertained, so don't go away too often...

I suppose I should organise myself fro the salt mine. It doesn't seem to be getting any quieter there really. I still have a week's holiday to take though, so I might try for next week or the week after, before the sky turns the tap on permanently for winter. 

Have a good day everyone, whatever you get up to  

Wildlife pond

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 19:25

Well done on all your hard grafting Angi. I have to admit that if it was me, I'd wait till next year now to do the liner and underlay etc.

I'm in central Scotland and the ground won't dry out here now till next spring. If you have clay (which I'm guessing you do!) it could be an issue if you lay everything now as the ground will be compacted and could crack and shift when it eventually does dry out next year. You'd have to use your own judgement on it though.

The liner is awkward to work with if it's cold, which is the reason for doing it in mild weather. It wouldn't do any harm to get it now, even if you decide to wait till spring to put it in. I've always bought online for them too but it was a long time ago. I think it was Bradshaw's that I used though.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 19:09

I do the same with those little glasses too. 

Forgot to say - those black ladybirds sound like the Harlequin ones fidget. They seem to be quite widespread, although I haven't seen any here.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 18:59

Evening all. Looking forward to Bake Off too. Think it'll be close - any one of them could be a winner.

How lovely Yvie. Hope you can stay   

You'd think these scammers would have given up trying by now wouldn't you? Is there anyone left in the country that they've not phoned? 

Wonderful heavy, laden sky over us earlier, with the pale clear sky below. Rain didn't come to anything but I think we're getting more overnight. It was certainly milder today - got into double figures. 

Hope more progress happens quickly obelixx - you seem to have a lot to deal with. Clari too - but you'll both get there. I have every confidence in you  

Dinner on - feeling a bit peckish now. Could have done with a cake for watching B. Off later....

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 17:47

Took a few before the rain came back on after work.

I have a lot of evergreens so autumnal colour is slightly thin on the ground.


Oak leaf Hydrangea and Spartina

Some recent additions for the new border - Kniphofia Mango Popsicle and  Uncinia Everflame with Lig Marie Britt Crawford in between them. 

A little dianthus for the corner

Hide an ugly fence

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 17:36
B3 says:

Does a trellis on top of a fence count as part of the two metres?

See original post


that's a relief Maisie....

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 12:40

Lovely photos - the Callicarpa's beautiful, and the fallen leaves at Fyvie just make you want to go and kick them! 

Love that shrub BL-the red one of your daughter's. Not familiar with it at all. 

There's an acer along the road from me which is glorious just now. Unfortunately, the owners haven't given it room to show itself off.

I'll have to get out and take some photos before all the foliage goes completely. I miss the big maple I had at the gate of a previous garden. It was glorious at this time of year.

Hide an ugly fence

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 12:35

Stick another fence up Angie. It'll save you any grief. The 'fence owning'  neighbour sounds like an a***hole. 

Oh - and plant as much Berberis and Pyracantha on it as you can. He'll enjoy that when he has to squeeze into the 18 inch gap to do his repairs.....

Or is it only me that think like that....

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