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What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 08:06

I've decided to get a couple of white/green Hellebores for the bed nearest the back door. I have some grasses in it and they're deciduous, but if the H'bores flower the way the purple one has this year, they'll all  look good together! They'll flower with the bulbs anyway to compliment them. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 08:03

That's brilliant Pat! Needs must eh? 

Those are lovely pix Lesley. It's been great to have some calm weather to enjoy the changing colours. So often they get blown off the trees before that happens.

That sheep was funny - his mate was just along to the right and looking quite bemused. He was thoroughly enjoying his little photo opportunity. It was very quiet at the time, only a few people out -  I really enjoy being on a hill with only the sheep for company. Is that a bit weird? 


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:58

Morning all and afternoon Pat . The dry weather has gone and we've had some of the usual stuff. Snow forecast for the hills this weekend....aah... the winter season arrives 

Happy Back to the Future Day. I'll be travelling to work on my hoverboard  

Lewis started last week  DD. The girl who's in River (Nicola Walker) is the lead cop in Unforgotten which is on Thursday nights - also excellent. Terrific cast of well known Brit actors and actresses. You'd probably like that too 

Typical Dove 

Verd - whatever you've ordered will be infinitely better for your health 

Bears , BL - that made me laugh!


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 21:23

They're usually pretty indestructible - I'd cut it back just now, perhaps by about a third if it's substantial. You could do that again next year. I hacked back a mature one about 6 weeks ago and it's fine, but bearing in mind the time of year now, it's probably best to be a little cautious 

I'm in Scotland too ( west Central belt) - and the garden's quite exposed, about 400 feet above sea level. We've had quite a lot of cold weather recently. 

New nieghbours, new fence and eye-saws

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 20:36


Rainbowfish wrote (see)

Fairygirl- I really should read the dates.



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 20:22

Night Dove 

I'm recording River as I watch Lewis - I'm secretly in love with Lawrence Fox, even though I'm old enough to be his mother ... 

He'll feel exhausted DD. It's a petty big trauma to deal with, but as you say, nothing like being in your own bed and own surroundings 

Hope the weather stays fine to get that washing out WW. Have you erected a washing line along the entire road to fit it all in? 

The burgers were very good - griddling the ciabatta made all the difference! It was like having meaty bruschetta  

New nieghbours, new fence and eye-saws

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 20:15

Rainbowfish - the 'trellis' issue stems from the original OP's query. The thread's over a year old so I expect they've sorted the problem by now! 

Just to re-iterate - attaching trellis to the top of a fence which is already maximum (or near maximum) legal height, isn't allowed. It will count as part of the fence, and will therefore exceed the legal maximum. 


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:49

Evening all. Dinner's been had - Italian hamburgers. That's burgers in a griddled ciabatta instead of a roll...with fresh basil. I can thoroughly recommend it!  

Hope the hand's a bit better tonight Dove. Did you milk it and get OH to do dinner...

'Choral Stimulation' - Trust the Glesgae Uni students to lower the tone, eh Hosta? 

Oldest fairylet was in the RSNO training choir when she was a nipper. How he (Christopher Bell) got a bunch of 8 to 10 year olds making that fabulous sound within a matter of weeks was nothing short of miraculous.

Great news DD - hope he's well on the road to recovery now 

Just read Jo's news about her friend too - how sad. I'd already decided last week to do next year's walk for the British Heart Foundation. Who knows what's waiting round the corner for us...

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:36

Jo - I can't add anything to what's already been said.  Makes us realise what a fragile thread we all hang by. His poor family.

I hope you're ok and I'm sending you a big hug as well. xxx

Newbie Help

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:50

Lemons aren't hardy here, so that will have to be kept undercover most of the time anyway. They can usually go out in summer though.

Roses and chestnuts are hardy, so you could gradually acclimatise them to outside temps by putting them out for a while each day and bringing them back in overnight. Once they're happy enough you can leave them out, but as we're now almost in November, I'd keep them somewhere sheltered as they're young immature plants and therefore a bit vulnerable.  Put them against the house wall for instance, which prevents them getting waterlogged in heavy rain, and in the coldest (frosty/snowy)  weather you could protect them with fleece. 

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