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Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:20

W'song - I know it's a national pastime to complain about the British weather - I'm no different - but I'm so aware of what that weather does here in the west of Scotland. When I'm toiling up a hill, wondering why I'm doing it,  I stop and look round at the breathtaking glens, the majestic summits,  the burns crashing down the mountainside, and the rock scoured from centuries of that tumbling, freezing cold water, and I realise how grateful I am for all that b***y rain!   

I'm not ashamed to say I cry sometimes when I'm up there. It can be a very moving experience.

chicky - we've often had customers from the islands on the phone and the accent is very difficult! I suppose the Scandinavian influence is so strong there. They're all 'pining for the fjords' you know...  Funny how we can have beautiful beaches -  on the islands in particular- and stunning clear water like Verd gets - we just don't get to see it so often through the mist and rain  

Glad you're enjoying that programme Ggirl. The red squirrels are gorgeous aren't they? The pine martens are pretty amazing too. Thanks for the apple pie -just what I needed  

Glad I made you giggle Hosta. The quote from Griff is good though, and very accurate too! 

War Memorial Plants

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:05

I agree with you philippa. I don't think an excess (of planting) is more suitable somehow. Something simple which can be kept tidy without hours and hours of work, and allows people to see what's really important. Never has the phrase 'less is more' been more  appropriate I think. 


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 18:00

Hosta - they also say that if the wind stops blowing for a moment on Shetland, everyone falls over....


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 17:51

Certainly is here Panda....and this is the most benign part of our winter - from now till the end of the year. After that is when it really gets grim. 

Hoping to get out on a hill at the weekend - weather looking drier and calmer - as long as I get my other knee brace. There will be lots of snow and it will be sub zero plus another ten degrees or so with wind chill. Happy days!  

Might need a hat...

Could do with some of your apple pie to go with my roast Ggirl...


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 17:21

Evening all. Glad no one's suffered too much in the windy wet stuff. We still have yellow warnings here for wind and rain ( fair enough for ferries, travel etc ) but I do often wonder, forecast wise, does everything slightly different now have to be a 'big event' that we need to be warned about? It's November. It's Britain. We get wind and rain...that's all I'm saying....

Having said that, it managed to get to 7 today Verd, which was a nice change. Nearly looked out the bikini!  

KEF- that's a pain about the blood pressure. Shouting at doc won't help it though  

Glad all was well yesterday chicky. Puts your mind at rest 

Roast chicken in the oven for dinner. Yum 

Is your racquet shorter too Dove?...

Removing mould on plant pots?

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:50

I've never tried to remove it. It's normal, and part of it's appeal 

I think LF has already got them raised off the ground Chrissy 

Planting Irises

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:49

Hope they've not got too dried out Lyn. I'd assumed they were in pots of some kind. They should survive for you as long as they're reasonably plump and haven't shrivelled up. 


Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:46

Morning all. Very unpleasant here, more rain and wind.

Glad you're safe and home LP, especially with the current morning's news 

Pat - that's very sad. Extreme weather causes problems of all kinds - all different but equally devastating. 

Sad to hear about Jonah Lomu too. Reminds those of us with good health of how fortunate we really are.

Is it really that good W'song? I always have my doubts about these 'appliances' 

War Memorial Plants

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 22:12

Not sure it had much in the way of flowers, but they do produce a few berries here and there. I have a few bright ones in another area and also just along from that one. I just cut back the odd stem if necessary, although that one is quite neat and well behaved.

War Memorial Plants

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 21:57

It's a Lonicera jo - I think it's May Green. I'd have to check. Has nice bright foliage pretty much all year round.

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