Highland Jeannie

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:12

Spent nearly a week in Edinburgh with friends from London - got back to a very hairy garden - it's been dry & sunny.

Fortunately our friends like gardening  so 1 was on pot watering duties & staking;1 did dead-heading; OH cut the grass & I weeded.  Result!!!

All done in glorious sunshine with more promised for tomorrow.  It's garden visiting then.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 21:26

Watched 2 cats last week sniff a bag then walk right past, so had to put down some new ones.  I was surprised that they were not bothered, as the bags still smelled quite strong.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 00:08

Well, just about there - when I zoomed right in, I've discovered that I am now living on the golf course - oooops, only a few hundred yards out!!

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 00:04
blackest wrote (see)

well on the map is a icon like a chain link clicking on that will give a link to the map as you see it on screen.



Woooooo-Hoooooo.  Got there at last!!!!!
When I brought a mini version of the map up it had a balloon correctly placed, which I could put the cursor onto.  Result!!

Thanks for your patience Blackest.


Ground elder

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 23:08

That's interesting Bookertoo, mine is in a raised bed with lovely soft soil facing east & getting lots of sun. Maybe where I bought it from had similar conditions to you, so for them it was small.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:56
blackest wrote (see)

highland jeanie click on the balloon wait till  a balloon appears might be 10 - 15 seconds then move down to where you want it if it hits the edge of the map it will make the map scroll

I click on the balloon symbol & the balloon immediately appears on the map just above the symbol - right near the top so can only see a tiny bit of it.  So first I zoom in the map & put my area so it's just above the symbol, click the symbol, voila! I'm on the map.  But  I can't click on the ballon to add detail, it moves about, if I close it & go back in then the balloon's not there.   This is sooooooo frustrating; I'm not much at the pc but it appears to be easy from what most people are saying & I just want to be able to do it!!!

Ground elder

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:13

I bought a pretty variegated leafed plant described just as "small, variegated" at a yellow book garden I think, last year.  Went to so many, don't know where it came from!!  A couple or so weeks ago I noticed variegated leaves starting to poke through - 1 by the label; 1 a foot to the right; 1 a foot behind & 1 was about 2 foot to the left. 

I did some investigative digging - oh dear!!  I just pulled up all the roots that I could & removed some of the other plants to safety.  I'm now waiting for the leaves to look nice & plumptious before dabbing them with glyphosate.

Recently I came across a comment by Helen Yemm the gardener & writer having a bit of a rant about the fact that variegated ground elder was on sale.  If this one had been accurately labelled then I wouldn't have bought it & didn't realise the significance of the leaf shape at the time.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:08

No, I'm not in the sea either, or on a trawler or flying the Atlantic........ I'm still not yet anywhere - how do I stop the balloon flying to either of the poles??

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:48

Every time I click onto the balloon it zooms either so it falls off the northernmost or the southernmost edge of the map.  The map moves rapidly & is unstoppable!!


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:13

I set out the jeyes-teabags a couple of weeks ago, at a "cat's width path" down the side of the house & it seemed to stop them.  This afternoon Mower Man saw the ginger cat emerge from the sideway - maybe it doesn't have a sense of smell .

Time for more "medicine" I think!!

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