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IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:26

More hillwalking for me Brum. Baking would be good but I'd eat it all and never get out the door!

Would hate to not have a garden of some sort though 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:24

Well you're right of course Dove. I'm afraid I might have to be a lemming like so many of us. I'm not completely disillusioned though - I hope to at least get more planting done next year and with everyone here to help me how can I fail? 


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:15

Morning all. Just catching up on last night's posts. Well- who knew...Santa was a dope head!

Chicky - lovely squirrel pic! They're in many pockets of the Highlands so I've been fortunate enough to get glimpses when hillwalking.They're so small. Hope you enjoy DD! Mine is holding back proceedings as he's still flowering and it's where my new rasied beds are! Little monkey!

Verd - You - impetuous?? Never...

Have to go and get some food soon or the girls will be eating the grass - better than sheep right enough. Then off to get some more compost etc. Got some bulbs planted in pots yesterday at last, so maybe get more in today.

Is our hedge destroyed?

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 09:05

Oh Dave I do sympathise. I expect it's one of those situations where the neighbour has been maintaining the whole hedge and sees it as theirs which could be difficult to address. Pix to help us identify the type of hedge will help enormously, as Dove says.

If it's entirely on your side of the boundary fence then it's your property so they have no right to touch it. If you have a problem with the neighbour regarding that , you may need to get your solicitor to go over the deeds and check the boundaries, but hopefully it won't come to that.

Instead of a Beck

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 08:59

I had a small pond in my marital home's garden which was about 1m x1.5. plus a sloping beach, which was around .5/.75 sq m, going into the surrounding border so not big. It was in the front garden which was smaller than yours and also had two mature trees adn quite a bit of planting. There was a small wood to the front of the footpath outside  and we had loads of birds etc coming in. We had loads of stuff in it - snails,pond skaters and frogs etc and it was lovely. It was about .5m deep in the middle. I only had oxygenators and no pump, and we had no problem keeping it healthy.

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:38

Pd - I'll be round later with a cake 

Foxgloves for me I think. And more veg possibly.

Taking the plunge

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:35

It's the best solution Matt. I'm doing the same as I have a lot of new areas to plant so everything will be a bit immature. A big pot of spring bulbs is cheery on a dull day but a lot of smaller ones popped into the borders gives a lovely effect too. 


Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:29

Just in for some lunch. Been busy and it's quite pleasant out there today. Will need to get more compost/soil for filling my beds . Lovely to be thinking of planting a bit now rather than constructing. Got lots of bulbs to go in pots too. Alliums, crocus and reticulata iris. I bought some white Dutch Iris which flower in summer. Anyone had them before?

Hollie I was planning a similar 'trap' for any cats which think my new beds are their personal toilet.. I have some fine netting - might stretch that across the top 

Gardening Cart

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 14:21

Thought it strange dear 

Poor spelling indicates a student right enough wb  ....or maybe just someone imma-ure...

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 11:14

Matt - they can't predict the weather more than 2 days ahead - we live on an island with mountains! I always laugh at the people at work who say on a Monday - oh it's to be sunny at the weekend...

Up here the weather can change umpteen times in a day. When I used to do a lot of hillwalking we'd look at the weather on a Wednesday to see what looked the best area to go to. Then we waited till the night before- Friday usually - hoping it would be relatively decent. It could have changed three or four times in those few days!

Brum - my wings wouldn't carry me that far anyway ...

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