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Highland Jeannie

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What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: Yesterday at 23:15
I worked for Bbbbbbb - a high street bank, until my dept was centralised, 21 in the office; 19 took the brown envelope.
The problem with retirement is that you don't get bank holidays........!!

Where are YOU?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:01
You can probably guess where I am! More specifically,though about 15 miles west of Inverness & being on a coastal plain in the Moray Firth area have pretty good weather considering the latitude.
I previously lived near Kingston, too - Teddington/Hampton Wick border. Can't believe the traffic now when we visit!!

Places you go when the weather improves

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 22:18
What a coincidence; I went on a school geography trip (many, many years ago...)to the Shropshire area & the Carding Mill Valley was where we studied on one of the days.
A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days in Somerset - had a lovely dinner at a pub in Kilve, then a few days around Twickenham. From there we met friends & went to Wakehurst, somewhere that we often visited when we lived near there. Only ever visited the Savill Gardens a couple of times, but the rhodies were stunning.
We also wanted to see the punchbowl & Hindhead without the A3 but didn't get time. Next visit maybe!


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 14:21

Hi Frank, I, too, am interested in family & local history & it does take up an awful lot of time!!

I enjoy dancing but my type is Scottish Country - great fun, very sociable & good exercise!  - Must go, got things to do before the dance tonight.

Problems with private messages

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:49
Ah-ha I'm now basic rather than advanced & I have the box but no taskbar.
Oh well, can't win 'em all!!


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:41

Thanks for the notification about PMs Dove - I've ever only sent 3 & of course sod's law says that the facility won't be working when I want to send one!!

I'll look out for Daniel's thread.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:13

When you stopped posting I was worried & I started a thread - but nobody had heard anything of you.

I don't get a lot of time to come on here now unfortunately but I'm really pleased that you're still hale & hearty & still enjoying your garden & giving good advice.

Sorry I couldn't send you a personal message, but it won't work - there's no box to type into!

Cheers, Jean.                                              

Reducing the Noise from Road

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 19:06

Would you have room for a water feature of some sort?  It might help to mask the road noise a bit.

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 14:15
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I have to agree I went and bought only two grow bag trays yesterday and found my self coming out with two extra packets of weeds with them..


Love the typo James!!  I get plenty of those without having to buy them.....

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 20:25

Was out yesterday so had a look today; I am amazed as to what's in flower, albeit "only just" in some cases!

Winter-flowering jasmine is really giving it laldy at the moment!

Several heathers

Wallflowers (those that haven't blown out of the ground!)

Cyclamen coum

Primula wanda & others


Witch hazel

Viburnum bodantense Dawn

Sedum spectabile - horizontal but still red!

Lamium (the mainly white leaf with purple flowers)

Pansies, various colours

Osteospernum Springstar Magenta- 5 flowers & loads of buds

Scabious, pale lilac, tatty but flowering

Anthemis Tinctoria EC Buxton (the one I forgot to cut down)4 flowers

Sweet William, just a couple of stems

A small creeping ranunculus has 2 tatty almost gone flowers

Clary sage has a couple of purple bracts

Achilleas have a few flower heads left

The Chaenomeles Rubra & Pink Lady are not actually out but the buds are really fat

The cineraria has lots of buds showing yellow but none out

Finally, the wide bowl of autumn crocus of which about 20% flowered in the autumn has 1 plant with a hint of purple thinking about coming through.

A few bulbs here & there are poking through the ground & those in troughs & pots are up a couple of inches or so -it'll be a long time before they're out!!

Not a sign of flowers on my Gautheria, but lots of berries



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Good to see you back. 
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Persicaria Red Dragon

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Rat In The Compost Bin

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When to Prune Escallonia.

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