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Grass Paths

Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:01

I'd echo Tetley about the smaller gravels being too small. Bigger will be more practical.

If you have the budget, a paved path matching the wall would be ideal but needs to be properly laid to look right. 


Posted: 11/12/2015 at 07:52

Morning/afties all. Lovely pix Pat. Do they stay in the pouch till they're simply too big or does mum chuck them out out when they start having their friends round and wanting tvs and stuff?    Not sure how many people know that there are wallabies on one of the islands on Loch Lomond. They're quite famous. Can't remember how they got there. It'll have been a private 'collection' let loose or something.

Glad you had a lovely day Lesley. No cooking's even better 

chicky - bet you're excited - and very happy of course 

Looking forward to your pix fidget. 

I find most of the dinks on my car are at trolley height. You're right about car doors though. Mine were trained at a very early age about how they opened them. Not surprised to hear about the parents who won't take responsibility - they won't take it for anything their precious cherubs do these days 


Posted: 10/12/2015 at 08:11

I saw that LP - brilliant wasn't it? I wasn't entirely sure it was returned to the river though...perhaps someone's oven....

Jo - that's dedication 

It was tricky Pat. I don't know the lady and kept looking to see if there was movement from the chair.  Fortunately there was. She must have just fallen asleep.

Off to work now so have a good day everyone. Stay warm and dry if possible 

Poor Lawn

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 08:03

There's also an old saying about 'killing with kindness'. I'm thinking along similar lines about excess feeding, especially if the employees applying it are less than perfect.

It may be best to leave it now to recuperate, cut regularly when spring arrives, then take a view on it around April/May. At that point, you can apply a general weed and feed if necessary. I think that's the way I'd tackle it if it was mine.

Christmas presents for Gardeners

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 07:57


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 I'd like a decent under gardener  or in fact, just an under gardener, they don't have to be decent 




Posted: 10/12/2015 at 07:55

Morning/afties all. I slept quite well too - apart from the rain and wind battering on the windows and waking me a few times. Sorry to all you insomniacs. It's no fun. 

LP - we've not heard from Bushman at all. Zoomer is in Lancs and has had problems with power cuts and flooding too.  Little-ann is in Cumbria and hadn't posted for a while, but she posted a couple of days ago to say she was ok. Jo was having flooding in some of the garden - wonder if her garden's  any less 'Niagara like' today   This is when I'm glad I live on a hill. 

Dove - there was an old lady across the street from me who left lights on a lot. I debated phoning 999 once, because late at night I thought I could see her sitting in a chair and not moving. My mind was working overtime due to personal experiences though, and she was ok. She had various people coming in during the day and the Fire service arrived one day as she'd obviously left  something on and it had gone on fire. I think she's been transferred to a home now. Difficult to know what to do.


Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 21:28

It's ok - I  think I'll manage to resist the temptation Dinah....

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 20:57

Dinah, I can understand why you liked it - it had a really nice smell!  

I take a gluten free cereal bar when I go walking - it's full of seeds and nuts. I make flapjacks quite often, and recently I've been using sunflower seeds and more fruit rather than sugar, to make them more like that bar. When I fed the birds one day, it occurred to me that I could use their food instead as it looks just like the flapjack mixture! 

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 20:11

It could be the haylage type food you mean Dinah. It was finely chopped hay with other bits and pieces added - including molasses - and was becoming commercially available as a feed when I was still doing the job. It had bulk, but very little nutritional value, so was ideal for ponies, or horses who weren't doing enough work to warrant high energy feeding.

We used to add treacle to the hot water we used for mashes though 

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 18:47

The smell of bonemeal - I love it! 

When I worked with horses, I loved the smell of burning hooves when the farrier put shoes on  

and hot bran mash 

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