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Posted: 28/02/2014 at 16:13

Yes home  now KEF. Relatively painless as daughter came across to meet me near Charing Cross. 

Just got the washing in before the hail and sleet  came thrashing down!  

Cup of tea and supermarket-fake Snickers consumed ...

Plant ID please

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:37

Oh nut - were we making you doubt yourself?  

I wasn't 100% sure that it was Stachys, although it had a look of it, but  I'm not overly familiar with Lychnis.

If nut says it's Lychnis....well, she's rarely wrong Jess! I'm off to google it now 

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:32

And isn't their glorious song worth every penny we spend feeding them 

SFord -  my youngest daughter was very embarrassed when I said I was going to take all the hair from her hairbrush to put out for the birds!


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:29

So much for the nice day we were promised here - hail and rain again now  

Pasque flowers are lovely. I can highly recommend them.  I've got some purples, and a white one. The white one is very furry looking just now 


Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

 Took years for the cyclamen to get going and now they've even gone over the wall into the garden rubbish area!

Lizzie - did you say something to upset them?...



Posted: 28/02/2014 at 15:17

steephill...EK always suffers in winter! I'm about half way between  EK and Glasgow. I'll try and sort the weather for you  but I don't think it's looking too promising  My BIL is from nearby Balloch. Small world isn't it? Any hillwalking in the West Highlands meant heading that way for the Loch Lomond road. 

Bill - lovely to 'see' you and so glad you'll stay with us all here.   I hope the snow doesn't stay with you for months. My aunt lived near Vancouver - although she'd moved about a bit as my uncle was in the Canadian Air Force.   They met during the war, and she moved over there permanently. She often sent photos of the ultra snowy winters. 

Us Scots are everywhere...

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:52

Gmaiden - I now have a picture in my head of a massive pigeon with a soggy bottom...


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:49

How sad Pam. At least Dove's missing lady was missed by someone. 

Feet up Lizzie and don't feel guilty in any way 

Any idea what kind of Iris Tracey? Best in a pot of gritty compost for now if you've no idea what they are. It's most likely to be a Dutch (summer flowering) type - they look like an onion- y bulb. I doubt they'd be selling the 'water lovers'. 


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:00

Yes - you'd have have been on Gt Western Rd - and lots of Indian restaurants around there Dove. There's also a very famous Glasgow eaterie called The Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane off Byres Rd.I don't frequent the West End at all nowadays but if you're ever venturing back this way you might want to check it out. 

Anyway - off to collect daughter now. No posh eating though- she might get a sandwich somewhere if she's lucky ...

Something to replace connifers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 11:34

Not easy Amanda  

Is there room to get someone in with  a stump grinder? If not it's a digging out job I'm afraid, although if you have a fence there, you could use the stumps as supports for climbers. Before you plant anything, get some goodness back into the soil as it will have been depleted by the conifers. If you want to put evergreen shrubs in, can you also give us an idea of aspect etc as that will help with suggestions.

Rhododendrons or azaleas could be suitable assuming the ground has been nourished first and isn't overly dry. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 11:20

Good choice for that pd. May have to resort to something similar after I've taken daughter out later.... 

Or we may singalong to the Mack and Mabel soundtrack! 

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