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Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 10:08
Obelixx says:

.   Just have to wait for rain.

See original post

 So you'll not be swimming in it any time soon then....

Could you  order one off the t'interweb BL?

Oh 'eck Dove. Hope it isn't going to be an issue. Don't want you having a flood like we had recently 

Overwintering your obelisk

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 10:04

Great idea oooft!

MU - you can get lights that are battery operated from those 'cheapo' shops. I've just bought a new set as mine got slightly waterlogged last year. They're quite good though - and not too dear. I put mine along the back fence 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 09:33

I'm going to be changing the car in spring Obs, and getting a four wheel drive, but it's just a bog standard car I have at the moment. This is when I miss my jeep. 

Is there no way you can manually fill your pond?

Winter species crocuses

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 08:24

Novice - your pix haven't loaded unfortunately. At the moment, anything larger than about 2.5 MB doesn't load, so you might have to resize the pix. 

Look forward to seeing them, and don't worry , we'll give you our opinions  - no problem! 

We'll be gentle with you though.....

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 08:09

Hi BL - meant to say , can you get other batteries for the camera, or is it one that has to be charged up?

Do you think the rain will be enough Pat?

Gritters have been busy Dove, so the roads were ok. Glenshee road is right snowy though, and my car is rubbish on it, so I may have to tootle around somewhere locally instead or just stick to the treadmill today.

Screening needed

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 07:50

As requested Mike 

It's basically two posts, a horizontal top and bottom,and then battens attached. I used ones at about 2 inches wide  (50mm) but you could use roofing battens which are slightly smaller. The front facing horizontals were then attached. The containers were built first, with the end posts   (which the screen is attached to ) built in, forming the corners of those. Obviously, they aren't necessary if you only want a screen. 


It's been slightly altered this year as I made the pond bigger, but the screen is the same. I still have a piece of timber to put along the top as well, just to finish it off. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 07:11

Morning anyone who's around, and aftiesPat if you're there.

Sparkly here again - covered the car last night so it wasn't too bad taking daughter to work.It's ust above zero just now. Looks like it could eb a n ice sunrise. Glenshee road is looking pants right now so I may need a change of plant if I wnat to walk. Everywhere this side is a bit iffy again. 

Heating on so house is cosy, and I'll have a look round here with another cuppa. 

LP - 'rind of 5 lemons - make sure no pith'- were you taking the pith? 



Posted: 25/11/2017 at 19:42

Nice bit of venison there Loana - is he quite tame ?   

Screening needed

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 19:38

Putting something smaller (pergolas etc as suggested) round your seating/dining areas is a simpler, but usually more effective solution.That would be a far better idea than trying to put trees along a boundary - they'll take ages to be effective, unless you can afford the price of mature specimens and have the knowledge to get them established. 

The shrubs - as  explained - will take a while to screen that fence too, although you can always put a few shrubs in place anyway to get rid of the bare look and having something attractive to look at. There are loads which are easy to work with and readily available. We can offer plenty of suggestions for those if you like 

I made a simple timber screen which also acts as a support for climbers etc. You can tailor these things to suit and it isn't difficult or expensive. Some posts, timber battens, a few bags of quick set concrete, a spade and a spirit level  

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 18:46

Nice pic LP. Have you got a set of micro spikes for the ice? 

Like yours too Obs. Nice to see some blue sky - although I know you need some grey and black clouds with lots of wet stuff  falling from them....

I love lemon-y things too Joyce. 

I find shellfish free pud is definitely the way to go r'girl  

Leftover goulash with extra veg for me and youngest. Comfort food for chilly weather  

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