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Camera Talk

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:50

The quote thing's a bit of a trial Papi Jo. I rarely use it now... 

Doesn't detract from the lovely photos though 

Do you use a time lapse type of camera for those sorts of shots?

Or do you sit there...patiently! 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:45

Plenty of it here Dove -I'll send you some  

I'll have to have words with that Carol....

Weather is very strange here - rowans are all covered in ripe berries, yet I still have daffodil foliage which is green. An even shorter season than normal. It's only 12 degrees here just now. Hope it warms up a bit  so that the grass dries for cutting but there's some more rain clouds coming in...


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:17

A Magnum of what though Hosta?...   

it's still the best way to keep an even keel isn't it? I'm a great believer in not cutting anything out of my diet, but eating certain things in moderation, and keeping the portion sizes at a sensible level. I suppose I've always done that really. 

Ooh you all snuck in while I was typing.

Enjoy the tennins Dove.

Better take daughter to work and then see what's up.

Last edited: 27 July 2016 08:18:49

overfed plants

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:13

I don't feed basil at all. It has enough food in the compost it's in to keep it going through the season and just gets plenty of water as it's on a windowsill and dries out quickly. A very dilute seaweed, later on in the season if it was struggling,  would be enough.Tomatoes need less food than most people realise too. 

As Verdun says, often overfeeding does more damage than good.  Good soil and conditions are the best way for the majority of plants. 

It's the way we all learn though so i'm sure you'll have better luck next year 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:06

Morning all/ afties Pat if you're about  

I actually slept till nearly seven this morning. Why have I been waking at half/six every morning while I've been off? 

chicky - work gets in the way of a lot of things doesn't it? 

You'll be fading away Hosta. Have you been cutting down on food as well as drink?

Privet hedges

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:25

I did see the earlier posts. It's their hedge - they can do what they want with it. Whether anyone else thinks they're wrong or not is irrelevant. The neighbour didn't cut the hedge down, and since it's not their hedge, they can't decide what happens to it.

I had a neighbour years ago who had a lovely tree in their garden which I often admired, and loved looking at it through the changing seasons. It also blocked a view of road signs and an ugly wall. They cut it down. It was very disappointing - but it wasn't my tree, so that was just tough! I certainly had no right to tell them what they could or couldn't do with their property.

If they (the OPs)  don't like the fence after they've done it - they can always plant another hedge in front of it. The neighbour can do the same too  if they don't like the fence  

Privet hedges

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:57

The big difference is - the OP is taking down their own hedge. That's not the same as someone else taking it down  

horrible little fox

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:32

Get yourself a water scarecrow kev. You hitch it up to an outside tap. I got it because of the hellish problems with cats round here, but they're supposed to be effective with foxes too. It works on the resident squirrels as well if they get within range of the sensor!

Foxes tunnel under my fences to kill birds. They're fine if you have a rural/semi rural position as they keep well enough away from areas you, and other animals, use, but they can be  a b****y nuisance in more urban and built up areas. We had a few at the last house in the wild bit on the other side of our driveway. They caused far more bother to the sheep farmer though... 

Best twenty quid I've ever spent. 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:55

Sorry I'm a bit late with it Joyce - but Happy Birthday. Hope you've had a lovely day and haven't been working too hard   

Mine's one of your five a day - it's got fruit   

I think you'd enjoy trapeze lessons.... 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 17:50

Oh BL - I hope you haven't seen the news. It's too depressing for words. I've had the radio on all day and it's bad enough hearing it on there. 

Just hellish  

Rain back on here - we've had quite a lot Lesley. I was hopeful it would be half decent while I was off. Oh well - I've got quite a bit done anyway.

I hope you're ok. You really shouldn't be swinging from the chandeliers at your age you know.... 

I'll have a catch up while I contemplate making some dinner. Really can't be bothered 

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