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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. 

Holes in my lawn

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:47

If you get a real invasion of them it can devastate a lawn so I think Verd's advice is good. Some years will be worse than others - like most things, good or bad

 I get a lot of magpies, crows and jackdaws poking around but there's never enough to do a lot of damage. I'm not over fussy about my grass  ( as long as it's fairly healthy and weed free I'm happy) but if it got worse, I'd possibly have to look at using something. 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:41

Pat /LP - are the possum socks made of their fur? 

Weather wasn't looking promising for any higher level walks ( rain, lots of low cloud and thunder) but I don't look too closely till about Thursday as it's too changeable. There's some Corbetts round Arrochar/Rest and be Thankful that I'd like to do so I'll see what the weather looks like for those. If it's better further east, there's Ben Ledi near Callander which I've never done. 

Have to keep the legs up to scratch if I'm going to do the Countryfile/Children in Need walk in October that I'm planning. Hoped I could do a thread here if any of you lovely forumites fancy sponsoring me  

Snuggle up with a hot water bottle all you chilly folk  

I seem to be warm enough in the house or bed - it's just work that's the issue. Colder in there than it is outside 

Sharp sand

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 08:08

You're right nut -  the soft stuff makes claggy ground worse, not better. 

It has to be sharp and gritty to do the job.

Camera Corner

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 08:07

Lovely David. This time of year can be glorious if the weather holds.

We have lots of colour breaking out here  - just hope we don't get wild weather blowing all the foliage off the trees before we get a chance to enjoy them! They still seem to be well covered so fingers crossed. 

Garden mesh

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 08:03

The fixings have to be secure Wills. Climbers are hefty once they get going! 

I always do mine horizontally - I hadn't really thought about it , but as obelixx says, training stems sideways always means more flowers. Perhaps that's the reason I'd never think of doing it any other way!  If you're short of space or you have to do them vertically, wind the stems back and forth across the wires to  get the best outcome. A bit more effort, but it'll be worth it  


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 07:57

Morning all. Hit and miss here today again weather wise, but doesn't feel as cold as yesterday. Give me the cold clear nights any day over the dank, cold kind.

Pat - is that Bake off you missed or the prog with Mary on her own? They often repeat these here at weekends so perhaps you'll  get it again.

Glad things are moving along for you DD. When we were on hols (rented cottage) I made sure the place was clean and tidy when we left (as well as while were there)  It's someone else's property after all. 

I bought one of those log burner/barbecue things in spring. It was for outdoor use obviously, but it was so miserable here in spring that I felt like setting it up in the lounge and chucking the furniture on it 

Think LP will be weary today Lesley 

Off for a look round before I go to work. Have a good day everyone 

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