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What is this please

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 07:39

No contest Tetley,  is there? 


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 07:37

Morning all. Sunshine here - hurray   but I have to go to work... 

doc- the back pain's nothing compared to the pain of the credit card statement...

Pat - Clari was suffering with the heat - no chance of that here 

Glad hubby is well on the mend now. I'm sure you'll both make up for lost time -  I see you've already started! Know what you mean about those cookery shows. Apparently less people are cooking - the opposite of what was intended. We're just sitting watching them and eating more 'instant' food in case we miss something! 

Have to go - catch you all later. Have a  great day 

What is this please

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:23


 I have one sitting on my desk at work just now. A colleague's son had found it  - but he's lost interest in it! 

Dumfries House East Ayrshire

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:21

Lovely pix LP. I remember the programme but can't recall exactly what they showed in terms of the restoration.

Know what you mean pansyface 

Need a couple of trees to screen a shed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 20:18

I'd certainly agree with obelixx's suggestions Matteo, but I noticed you said the height you'd be 'permitted' is 3 metres. Who has determined that, bearing in  mind your neighbour has planted an oak tree!

I think the trellis idea might be easier for you to manage in terms of pruning etc than the stilt hedge, but you'll know best how much skill you have and how much time you'd have for it's maintenance. To get the maximum effect you'll need a good gap between that hedge and your boundary to get in behind it for trimming. That leads me to another question, sorry. What type of boundary do you have - is it fence, wall or hedge? Apologies if you've said and I've missed it. 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:56

Hello all you lovely people - I'm home from t'mill. Can't say I enjoyed it too much  

The sun's decided to come out here but I need my dinner first and maybe a catch up with the athletics.

Off for a quick look round here while I have a cuppa 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:33

Morning all. If I look out the rear windows it looks quite nice - looking out the front ones though.... heavy black ones...

Work for me too chicky - my week off went too quickly 

Fairylet had a good day - thank you all. Much cake consumed - I may have to start on the next 100 sooner than I thought  

doc - you have such exciting adventures. I'm picturing you in your pith helmet as we speak  

Glad hubby is on the mend Pat and hope all goes well today with yours Yvie. Not surprised you didn't sleep well.

Off in a minute or three so will catch up with you all later. Hope everyone has a good day 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 22:09

Yes - they like a sunny spot B3 - like most of us humans 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:19

Just saw your post here hollie 

Glad the cuttings are doing well. I have a few seedlings around in the gravel and in pots but the magpies have been digging up the ones in the gravel  

I might grow on the bigger ones in pots for next year 

I always sow mine quite late on and they germinate easily. A little seed in  a few pots then pricked out into bigger ones. By then the weather's decent enough to get them outside and let them grow on. They make big plants the following year. Taking cuttings is the easiest method though 

Help Im a beginner!!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:54

and fools seldom differ...

Here's one of mine from last year Pauline 


 I just pegged that down into a pot till the roots established, then cut off the runner to give me a new strawberry plant. They can get potted on and overwintered for planting out the following year, or put into  a bed or border once they've grown on a little more 

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