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GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:45



I went to the shops today to buy a new whisk to make pancakes. Really annoyed - I came home to discover I already had two of them.

It's my own fault. I should have done a 'whisk' assessment....

Edging a border with snowdrops (and polyanthus firecracker)

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:26

You could have a succession of different bulbs in that situation - the geraniums will cover dying bulb foliage. 

When you say standard trees - what kind are they? Pots are usually more work than anything directly in the ground.

As philippa says - a few pix and a bit more info will help. 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:22

I'm with Steve on this one... black pudding as well 

Bets to stick with salmon Steve - Scottish not Scotch though! 

I think it's the black pudding round the egg Hosta - but not sure 

South facing containers

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:19

Hard to keep them moist enough in a container in that aspect Kez, which is also why the water's running through. Once they dry out you have to immerse them for a good while to get the compost thoroughly dampened. 

Hebes would  be happy in that aspect and are pretty straightforward - evergreen and have flowers. There are lots of varieties. 

Or  - if you want something colourful, why not try a few bright annuals you could sow from seed yourself? 

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:13

GWRS - Topbird has described them perfectly. We eat our pancakes in the same way you'd have scones - with a cuppa! They're particularly good if they're still warm 

I used to make them on a barbecue I had - it had a solid hotplate. The girls' friends used to come round on nice days in the summer when I had a batch on the go!

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:04

Oh - that witch hazel wasn't there when I posted - it's beautiful Cranlan 

I found these pix of Inverary Castle for Pat. They were taken about seven years ago in October





 a little of the autumn colour there that day



and a view of the reservoir and dam from the ridge between that hill and the adjoining one - looking out towards Loch Awe. The power station is underneath  




 Should have said that last one refers to something Pat was talking about on Forkers thread 


Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:42

Lovely pix  KEF. I don't like blue as a general rule, but the little anemones at this time of year are gorgeous. 

Love Pat's skink too - terrific to have such diversity in gardens.

Cranlan - hopefully you'll get more opportunities to take pix - isn't it superb when they stop and you're in the right place at the right time! 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 17:37

Yes flumpy - those are proper pancakes.Those other flimsy thin ones are crepes. Not hearty & substantial enough for us Scots  

Scotch eggs - you couldn't pay me enough...

Have a good time Liri. Do you want an early morning call? 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:45

Is your lum reeking today B'man? I think a fire might be the order of the day for most people - even if it's just to dry some smalls!

Glad you're enjoying your Scottish history programmes Pat. As LP saysLoch Awe is 'awesome' . One of my favourite hills is there (Ben Cruachan) - at the famous power station. It's built inside the mountain  

You made it and you're safe BL!  Lorries have a rough time in that kind of weather. There were two HGVs overturned last week in Glencoe, on the open stretch of Rannoch moor. Fortunately at different parts of the road. That's a detour I wouldn't want to make! 

Finally catching up with your doings on here - belated congrats to Wonks for passing her test, and to chicklet for her birthday. I missed the cake though 

DD - have one on me. The proper, robust Scotch ones - not those wimpy skinny other ones...



pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:31

We only eat these - Scotch pancakes - the best kind 


they don't make you fat, those virtual ones David. He;p yourself  

...and oldest fairy made some before going to Uni this morning. She left some for us and some crumbs for the birds   

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