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How do I add quotes from previous posts?

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 17:12

I do my reply first so it's outside the quote box when it appears - then I move it down a bit and put the quote in above and amend it then if necessary, like Dove described 


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 17:07

Hello lovely people - home from the hill  

Waiting for photos to upload - taking forever - but I had a totally smashingy, smashing day and the views even stunned me. I will share a few when they eventually appear  

RB - glad son is improving - meant to ask after him the other day  

Lesley - I'm glad I never had to do the wheelchair thing with either of my parents. Very difficult. On the plus side, you'll have arms like Popeye in six months time 

Plenty of snow for Yvie's little grandchildren today, but I'm really disappointed as I did a snow angel/fairy and I don't think I pressed the button - so no pic 

I'm a hopeless old mare 

But I did do this.....


I came off part of the hill the quick way - known  as the 'bum slide' (technical term) There's a lot of rabbits on that hill so the trousers aren't very fragrant.... 

Aldi bargains

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:38

Only a bargain if you actually want it michael 

Clematis armandii

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:36

That crossed my mind too nut! Think Redwing wants real greenery though. Perhaps a mixture? 

None of my clems are evergreen but there are some. I think you might have to compromise a little though Redwing  

I haven't mentioned ivy to give a backdrop of greenery, but , unlike some other climbers,  it actually does quite well in big containers. Some of the variegated ones are attractive. You can then use clematis in front or in between. It will all take quite a bit of maintaining with so many pots though. 


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:28

 for the pea!

Just leaving soon Verd - it's only an hour's drive  

Are you trying to get rid of me?.... 

Having my brekkie now - same as you Verd  but not gold top. A banana as well 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:26

I agree. Information has to be correct whether it's an entertainment or a factual programme.

After all, we'd all be up in arms if they were suggesting totally inappropriate planting for a specific garden ....




Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:05

It's not bad here flumpy,but  the wind on the tops makes the temps drop rapidly! Doesn't look too bad at the moment - layer of frost. It'll only be around minus five or so on the tops as the winds are low today. They're not big hills where I'm going. 

Hope you get something more suitable workwise soon 

Rot proof raised beds

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 08:00

FP - If you line heavy duty fencing timber with plastic sheeting, they'll last a good while. It's how I do all mine 

You could use breeze block,render them and paint them. Even if you're not an expert, it wouldn't be difficult to make them look good, and if you put some timber round the top to give an edging, they would be quite attractive. 


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 07:53

Morning all/afties Pat - looking forward to the skinks...maybe they won't show since they know we're waiting...

flumpy - at least you're taking a positive view about work! Bit depressing when it gets like that though.

I'm heading out in a while  to Glen Douglas to walk - chilly and bright so looking good for some photos 

I'll have a look round to see what's what here, while I have a cuppa

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 07:49

Nice thought that spring might be coming soon when you see all those pix 

Hellebores are a delight just now

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