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Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:52

Hope you're managing with your injuries pd - you silly boy. Honestly- I turn my back on you lot for a minute..... I see Andy's been in the wars again too. Hugs for you both.

Soon be spring as you say. Keep on keeping on. 

You do realise Lily that, if we get Independence, you'll have to pay even more for your haggis- what with the road tolls at the border someone's apparently suggesting. Why don't they just go the whole hog and rebuild Hadrian's Wall....

Idiots. And that's the polite way of putting it. 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:40

They nest in the roof of a neighbour across from me  We had them in a building at last house too and they made such a mess. We had to block them out of it when we were selling the house - wasn't a good look on the fences! I'm afraid they're not my favourite birds. I rather like magpies though which many people don't. Horses for courses eh?

Not been flooded thankfully - the house is quite elevated. It does so much damage. We have high rainfall here anyway but even so, it's been excessively high this year. Last house had its own water supply from wells and springs, and even in normal heavy-ish  rainfall the excess ran out onto the road and made it look like a river running down the hill. Hate to think what it's been like this winter!

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:21

The birds here have put in a request for a canoe to reach their food....

Mostly dunnocks, robins and blue tits here just now, although the magpies like muscling in on the act and I know I have great tits but they haven't been around so much. I get a  lot of starlings (too many for my liking - sorry!) The blackbirds are starting to find their way in now as they've been eating the apples I've put out. One was having a lovely bath in the wheelbarrow the other day!

Rosemary hedging

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:16

Eve- in another month or two the GCs ,nurseries and DIY stores will be full of  3" pots of rosemary for very little money. They grow on quite quickly if you get them into a properly prepared area. Bob's right about the good drainage so as long as you can give them a sunny site with plenty of that they'll do well. I also got some 6" pots last year in a B&M store - 3 for a fiver- so if you have one of them nearby it's worth a look. 


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 10:50

You're a messy lot.....if I'd been there I would have cracked the whip.

But since I know you ........there - done

Chucking it down here with sleet - four seasons in one day coming. Or maybe just three - not much chance of sun. Garden's saturated. 


Posted: 25/01/2014 at 10:34

I'm going to have to educate all you southerners....haggis have to be well hung () before eating on Burns night. That's why I've not been around recently - been out hunting them for the last few weeks in the West Highlands (only place they live)  and it's why you won't find any.....

And if you believe that.............

Morning all 

PS I hate haggis. Must be the English half of me. I'll have the neeps and tatties though 


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 12:41

Hello all. Weather settling down a bit  here after a wild night - for now anyway. More to come apparently and snow being forecast for the weekend. Just when I thought it couldn't get much worse! Glad I'm not nearer the coast (I'm half an hour away) as they have a tidal surge warning  for the Ayrshire coast. Hope you're ok Verd. Pity you've had to go out with Spike - this would have been a day for staying put.

Stay safe everyone who's in the firing line today. 

Glad you're getting home today John. Don't be out later digging though....


Posted: 02/01/2014 at 12:27

Fidget - your forum family's here for you whenever you need us x

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 10:38

James James James - calm your jets  - what you need is a new indoor hobby. Here's a few to get you started:

I'm making curtains just now so you could always get a sewing machine....

Knitting - Dove's a dab hand so I'm sure she'll give you some hints...

Painting- plenty of winter landscapes to get you going.....

Baking- we'd enjoy seeing you on Great British Bake Off....

Or since you're a bit feisty - how about Cross Stitch.....sorry!

Or you could just chat on here with us till the weather gets better!  

Veg in shade

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 09:56

I'll echo what Dave said - lettuce tends to bolt when it gets too much sun so it appreciates some shade. If you like chives, they do better with some shade as well.

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