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Posted: 25/10/2015 at 07:48

You sneaked in at the same time as me DD. Are you taking OH with you on the jog?  


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 07:46

Morning all and afties Pat 

That's ok Jo - I've still a few bits to collect. I'd like to get it all away this week as I've had some cheques for a while. Total's up over £360 now. The girl at work still has to give me cash from her family so I'm trying to chivvy her along with that too, although if she just tells me the amount, I'll do a cheque to cover it so that I can  send it all. Hoping to have over £400. 

Heading to the Pentlands to walk today - wonder if Pudsey wants to come with me... Too much rain, sleet or snow further north.

Off for a quick catch up here while I have a cuppa

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 19:25

Perhaps too much competition  having the Clematis as well  LF   

Aspect should be ideal, but they can also take a couple of years to get going and flower. Maybe need to add a bit more oomph into the soil with some well rotted manure, give the Clematis plenty of food, and also make sure they're not short of water - especially the Hydrangea. 

To move apple trees or leave them behind

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 19:19

As Welshonion says - unless you've stated you're taking them, I'm afraid there's no decision to make.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 18:36

I love how you call that a shed LF!  

That's a summerhouse - and with a bay window too! You're very posh....

I love your trellis/planter. Always nice to see pix of it. Have you changed any of the planting in it this year?


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 18:31

I will win Lesley... I just have to come up with a cunning plan.....

Can't watch it either doc. For someone who loves Gene Kelly and all the great Hollywood musicals - it just leaves me cold. Watching amateurs at anything has that effect on me...  Is that very bad? 


help needed for small garden centre piece

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:55

I'd agree with that obelixx - very dull when they've done their thing, and often they don't flower for  long if the weather's poor, as they get so easily damaged. They're best suited to a big border where you can have something coming along in late spring/early summer to take over.

You could also go for something like  a conical Holly (Ilex) to give form all year round. Variegated foliage and berries too if you have the right one. 


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:50

I've just watched a starling try and figure out why he can't get into the food....result!

I replaced the cane with a bit of a buddleia branch...less obvious. I've already found something I can use for a waterproof roof as well. Might have to wait till next year to  get done though 

The b***y pigeons are eating all the nasturtiums though   

Now  then....what can I come up with to outwit them.... 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:46

They're lovely LF. I always like a structure done in a contrasting colour. It becomes a statement in it's own right even when the planting's finished. Nice for winter too, till everything gets moving again 

I'm going to redo my shed roof using feather edge boards which I'll paint that colour to match my bench and screen. I've started painting the shed black to match the other woodwork as well. Make it more of a feature. 

Wire for Clematis

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 17:18

I use plastic coated wire which you can get from Garden Centres and DIY stores. The supermarkets also do it very cheaply, but you'll probably not get it till spring now in there. I fix it onto vine eyes which screw into the fence posts. You'll get those in the same place as the wire - maybe not in supermarkets though! 

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