Highland Jeannie

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Posted: 24/08/2013 at 18:48

Don't get me started!!

Why does a gardening programme (or many other programmes for that matter) need music at all?  Some months ago Beechgrove came from a gardening show & the "background" music was anything but.  I e-mail the co. that makes Beechgrove, as at one point you could barely hear the presenter, also the music was discordant & it really jarred.  I still await a reply.

What's wrong with foliage rustling in the wind or bees on a flower - lovely & tranquil.


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:38
Fairygirl wrote (see)

One of my neighbours got excited once when I said I was thinking of putting some 'naked ladies' in the garden....he didn't realise they were autumn crocus...

You little tease, you!!


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 23:38

OH wants a "nymph surprised whilst bathing"   I said I'd put some clothes on her & definitely a scarf & woolly hat in the winter. But then we haven't got a pond so I think it's a non-starter!

Fairygirl wrote (see)

Perhaps we could have a range of Chris Beardshaw ones as well. 

Now you're talkin' girl!!  He can come & turn my compost any time.....


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 20:29

Been a bit busy for a while & haven't had much time to post but have been reading the messages, and I haven't seen any sign of Frank lately.

Has he been on here & I've missed him? What have you done with your "grandad" fairygirl??

Hope he's ok; I enjoy reading his posts for his knowledge & advice. 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 22:58

I use it to keep the midgies away, but hadn't realised that it also deters other biting flying beasties.  Thanks for that folks. 

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

It worked for me when staying on the midge-infested Hebrides - and if it makes you all soft and nice to snuggle up to who's complaining 

Hmm, never noticed the "soft & nice to cuddle up to" effect - I wash it off asap when I get in as it's so greasy!!   It really could do with being a bit less runny - it drips everywhere & I put greasy finger marks on everything.   Still, better than bites!!


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 22:12

You could try your local "freecycle" for free pallets - people often have some to give away.  (We have 3 at the moment but you're a bit far away.....)

32 today, what are you doing to keep cool,,,

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:43

I made strawberry & rhubarb a couple of weeks ago & was surprised how good it was. (Sound of own trumpet being blown!!) I prefer it to the strawb on its own which I also did, as it's not too sweet.

Having been away for a week, & there was a lot of rain, the rhubarb is huge again so might risk trying another batch.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:44

Our weather here is usually better than the forecast too; unfortunately today they were spot-on!

Went to the local agricultural show - the biggest in the north (of Scotland) & it rained a bit, then it rained a lot, then it poured, then it eased up a lot; it's still spitting.

It was very well attended, all considered. Ah well, tomorrow it's the game fair - with a better forecast.........

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:37

Very pleasant here; quite hot & sunny but a fair bit of breeze.

Flying down to Gatwick tomorrow early afternoon - please can someone with authority ensure that the promised thunderstorms stay away from our plane!

NOT looking forward to a week in the humid SE!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 20:32

Been gathering all sorts of "bottoms" for all of my (far too many) pots/tubs. We're away for a week in a week & wonder whether my babies will all survive. 

The last 3 days have not been quite so sunny here - just in & out from behind a cloud but it's very windy & quite warm still, so lots of things are getting limp or crisp!!

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