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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:57

Very kind artjak  

It's a screen - there's a wide path behind it then a border in front of the boundary fence. About 8 or 9 feet away. This is the other side. It was taken last autumn when I was laying the new paths. I should take a more up top date one with the planting. The ropey fence at the end is temporary - the other side of it is where the extension will go ...eventually



Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:38

You're right Steve 

It's very new grass BL - we've had even more rain this summer than normal so I sowed it about 4 or 5 weeks ago.  The last two years were very hot and dry  (for Scotland anyway ) normally we're lucky if we get more than a couple of dry days in a row 

Our grass rarely looks like yours! It's amazing how quickly it recovers after rain though.

Sad day for British Bees

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:03

pansyface - we had exactly this conversation at work the other day. You've just said everything I said. I hadn't thought about the three meals a day though, but you're absolutely right about that - and it's humans who cause the problems most of the time. 


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:57

You better believe it Steve  

Pigeon proof bird table........

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:42

I've done something similar Jo - I have a hanging table which has all the sides blocked by mesh and an opening on the side nearest the fence. The little birds all worked out how to get in and it foxed the starlings about 90% of the time 


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:33

The hills have a lot of hydro stations too Steve, and they're not the most attractive things either, but I believe we have to look at other sources of energy. The people who live and work in the more remote areas of hills and glens don't have the benefit of mains gas and electric either! We're an island surrounded by wind and water - as well the endless additional  stuff that falls out the sky  

Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:30

Think so Christine - I'm sure that's what others do if they have them  


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 15:23

KEF - 15 feels tropical when we get it just now! 

The green stuff is now shorter  

It's been p*****g down but I've been out under the conifer erecting netting. Had enough of these *%*£$ing cats. Of course, that was after I had to scrub my gardening boots and clean  and disinfect the whole kitchen floor....I'm sure you can guess why  Give me sheep and rabbits any time. 

Susan I have no problem with wind turbines. I can see the Whitelee wind farm from an upstairs window and it's rather soothing at times as they gently turn.  I know I'm in a minority there, but we seem to happily accept the hideous leccy pylons that blot the entire landscape, presumably because we're used to them. So many pix I could have taken but they would be ruined by the pylons running along the tops of the lower hills.  Just my personal thought. 

Still Game - aah... the Glesgae banter....

Hope doc has some good tales to tell 

I should really have some lunch.


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:29

We've had so much rain Verd - and it was warm enough to get it germinated. I intended doing it in spring but it was so cold here it would simply have sulked and then rotted. It was all in the timing 

I'm hanging off cutting it for as long as possible before the rain comes in today to let it dry. Ideally I should have cut it last week but the weather isn't always the way we'd like it!


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:05

It was only sown about 4 or 5 weeks ago - lots of  rain though  

To be honest - the window was a faff, but I can see little glimpses of the white border behind it from my kitchen window 

Lesley - I think Jim might have been on the Red Bull after watching B'grove - he kept talking about stuff growing like the clappers and giggling to himself.... It reminded me of Jack and Victor in Still Game when they took the pills and went mental  

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