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Posted: 29/08/2016 at 07:57

Morning all/afties Pat - you'll be needing your firewood  

Beautiful here too - pity I have to work 

Hope chicky is getting a bit of a lie in now. 

obelixx - I suppose we don't like to wrap them in cotton wool but....I'd do exactly the same as you and chicky. Could never forgive myself if I was  sitting here and something dreadful could be avoidedif I just got in the car.... 

Glad you're getting a bit of a rest today after the 'sorting'. It's hard graft. 

Quick look round before I head out - have a good day everyone 

Last edited: 29 August 2016 07:57:22

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 20:10

Some 'big sea' pix would be nice Verd  

A few for GD

Glen Tilt in it's finery last June, with it's tumbling water and scoured rock


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:24



Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:23

You can do it from your own settings too philippa, but I know it can be a bit hit and miss 

Laying turf - conflicting advice!

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:20

North north east isn't the ideal aspect for grass, but it doesn't mean you can't have it.   

I'd break the ground up well after removing some of your hardcore, then add a mix of topsoil, compost and grit.   That will give you a good combination which will help with the clay problem, and also the (probably) undernourished ground. Grass doesn't need a huge depth of soil to thrive, so I wouldn't worry too much about the depth.

I'd wait till spring - mainly because the ground will settle over winter, so it means you can go over it and get it nice and level, and add more soil if you need to get it to a certain level.  A general feed a week or two before laying the turf will also help provide some nutrients after the winter rain. Wait till the ground temperature and the general temperature is rising but there's still the likelihood of rain to help with getting the turf settled in. The climate where you are will determine the best time. 

That's what I'd do anyway  


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:05

Ball gown over the jeans Clari - go for 'eclectic'  

I'd have missed the box with cake right away Hosta 

Did my car too Dewdrops. Well, it is August....

Did you need some plumber's tape for the hose connector? I find it very useful  

Did a few other things too, but the damn battery on the screwdriver is hopeless, so couldn't finish a new raised bed. Loses the charge so quickly. Grrrr  


Posted: 28/08/2016 at 19:00

If they're too high that can be an issue too. Many birds nest surprisingly low down 

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 18:51

Think there's a few 'strutting peacocks' on the forum too Joyce...well, one anyway.....

Not been to Scone for a very long time. Driven past the palace and through Scone itself a few times though. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 18:39

Love that spider Sheps. Did you have a job getting inside the honeysuckle with him?  

It's a beautiful area GD - the whole of Perthshire is pretty stunning - at high or low level.  It's where I'd like to eventually move to when I retire. Shorter drive to reach those hills too....  

There are some of the loveliest glens you'll find anywhere. Glen Tilt is one of the most stunning places I've ever walked. I put some pix on last year when I did teh Munro there. You have a fair old hike to get to it, but when you have that scenery to look at, it really doesn't matter. 

Pitlochry isn't too far from there as well, slightly further north and east. It's considered to be the centre of Scotland. Lovely place 

Is washing up water ok to water plants with?

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 15:02

I always used a bowl when we had a septic tank nut, simply to protect the brand new sink... 

Good point about the soil not the leaves - I should have remembered to add that. I rarely put water directly on foliage but I forget that it may not be something everyone does. 

I like 'teaspoons in the heather'  

Last edited: 28 August 2016 15:02:46

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