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Is this unusual

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 08:11

Hosta - don't all cats scare the bejeesus out of you?....

The lobster looks like an art installation!

Isn't nature both weird and fascinating - all at the same time? 


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 08:00

Morning all. Cloudy here. Think it's to stay dry though. 

Pat - sorry to hear you're still under the weather. Hope you can get some relief soon. Not being able to eat properly makes it even worse - time drags.

Have a lovely day lily. Make the most of that time - those days of them being tiny seem to vanish so quickly. Before you know it, they're smelly teenagers 

Brentford Nylons Lesley - I remember it well...  

Was watching Countryfile and a plan is forming. A cunning plan....

Fell asleep watching the tennis last night so have to see the rest before today's matches . Come on the boys!  


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:55

I'm off now RB - going to put my feet up and watch the tennis.

See you tomorrow 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:46

Bri nylon RB  - that brings back memories! 

Ex hubby and I went to the Lake District once and the bed had bri nylon sheets. We were scared to move in case we created sparks and set the place on fire 

...and stop making up your own jokes 

Glad you enjoy my tales - I'm always worried that I'll bore you all   They had a big event on there today - three different walks (or you could cycle or run ) raising money for a local hospice. Very impressive. Walked a bit with a youngish girl who was really struggling up one of the hills. Easy to underestimate how hard the   ascents are if you're not used to hills.  Hope she got back ok. 

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:16

Bob - when I had a flat there was a privet hedge at the front, only a few feet from the front window. It was very unkempt - around 5 feet high and about  3 wide. I hacked it to it's knees one year( around 18 inches)  and it grew back perfectly - in fact, it was all the better for it. 

I knew nothing at the time except that it could be hard pruned! 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 20:11

Only had a couple of bananas and a gluten free grain bar on the hills. Some oatcakes in the traffic jam ...

....am I justifying the pastries? 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 19:25

007 - I know s*d all about rugby, but even I know that's weird!  

Sounds like you'll have a great trip - hope the weather's favourable for you 

Susan - Glen Etive's glorious. I only have Starav to do there with the other two linked to it, but no chance of an easy exit if you have a problem so I'll keep those for another day. Tremendous views across to Glencoe and the two 'Bookils' from the hills there  

I've had a shower and another cup of tea. 'Dinner' consisted of two Pains au Chocolat....

Sowing grass seed in stony soil

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:57

Looking good Lucid - always nice when a project comes together  

Mine has settled a bit more and I'll probably add some extra soil and grass seed in spring too. I had to be careful round all the edges when I sowed, as it was very windy and kept blowing onto the path!  I've sown a bit more along them and it's greened up quite well, but I'll also review that in spring. 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:51

Pink are Dianthus and much smaller than the big carnations you get as cut flowers. They're all hardy perennials though - they keep their lovely foliage all year round too.

It might be Sweet Williams you're thinking of though. They're Dianthus as well but different from the perennial kind and have to be grown from seed each year 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 18:48

Hello all - I'm home from the hill 

Took nearly three hours to get home though - -roadworks. Two hours before I could even get off the road and come back a different way. Should only take just over an hour 

Had a good day. The boots are giving me a strange problem - the collar of the right one is digging in above the ankle bone. Had it on Wyvis on their first outing, and never had that problem with a boot before. It's the reason I went where I did today and not to Glen Etive - -easy to drop down if you have issues .  Other than that they're great. 

That's a big project WW - we'll keep you going if you get jaded 

I recorded the tennis - the Murrays are 'mint'....that's a Verdun-y joke  

Was tempted to grab the one remaining ticket yesterday and go - it was £50. I looked at the price of the tickets a few weeks ago - I'd have to have sold one of the children. They started at about £700/800 !   

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