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Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 21:24

Thank you all - people here are just brilliant  

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:08

Thanks lily 

How to make leafmould

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:07

I think the black bags are quicker. I had mesh bins in a previous garden and, as the trees got bigger and the quantity of leaves greater, I had to use bags. The bags were more or less rotted within a year, while the bins weren't. Mainly sycamore and lime trees in that garden.

Keeping them damp helps the process, and if you can shred them, it makes the process quicker too. 

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:02

Thought I'd put a pic of the form on here - it does ask for address, postcode etc and there's a box for gift aid so let me know if you're a taxpayer and I'll tick it  

If anyone doesn't want to disclose their own details, just PM me and I'll find a way round it - I'll add the donation under my own name or something

 and if anyone has any other thoughts - just say!


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:04

Hosta - there's a gift aid box to tick on the sponsorship form so I can tick for anyone who requires it!  

I might mention the possum wool to someone I work with - she's always complaining about cold feet. She knits, so perhaps she can start a business making socks 

I'm a bit concerned about all these scantily clad people in their gardens...couldn't have managed without a raincoat and wellies here this afternoon. 

Clothes underneath too of course... 

Children in Need Sponsored Walk

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 18:46

As the title suggests, I'm joining the Countryfile Sponsored Ramble for Children in Need on the weekend of Oct 11th/12th October, and would be delighted if anyone would care to sponsor me.

My intended route is at The Pentland Hills south of Edinburgh and consists of 6 summits (all below 2,000 feet) returning via the Loganlee and Glencorse reservoirs, forming a route of around 12/13 miles in total. The hills are Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law, South Black Hill and East and West Kip.

Sorry I don't have any pix of the route   but you can google if you're interested in seeing it. 

Please PM if you wish to sponsor me and I'll add your name to the form. 

Thanking you enormously in advance 

Who still has bees?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:47

Gorgeous Jo 

A huge bee nearly followed me indoors today when I came home for lunch. He's probably had to find shelter for the afternoon as it's chucked it down here since half one 

I used to grow Scabious ( think it was the same one Jo) and thought about getting one of the really dark ones for my sunnier border. They're beautiful flowers close up - hence the nickname of pincushion. 

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:33

Hosta - you are naughty 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:32

Hi all you lovely people 

The money for the sponsored walks goes directly to Children in Need so for the purposes of the forum I think it would have to be cheques made out to that, but sent to me. Not sure I can do it any other way as I have to send all the money with the form. If anyone wants to take a look and see what they think,  just go onto the Countryfile website and follow the links to the sponsored walk bit and the form.

I'm going to download and print some forms off as a couple of other friends are hopefully doing it with me. I can just put vague names and areas for you on the form - don't think I'd need more than that but will check.

It's the weekend of 10th/11th October and I plan to do the route I normally do at the Pentland Hills. I might add on another summit, which is just a spur of Scald Law, which will make 6 summits and a total of around 12/13 miles. Takes around five/six hours .

I'll do a proper thread perhaps, to make it easier, but anyone interested can just PM me. 

You really are a great lot of people 

...and I'd love a piece of that nice tart Steve 

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:51

It's looking great DD. Hope this turns out to be the home for him. 

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