Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 14:19


In about February/March when everybody here was complaining about the snow I kept saying "None here, yet.  We'll probably get the lambing snow in late April/early May when the hill sheep lamb." 

Well, on the hills has come the snow & Ben Wyvis (about 3,400 ft) which we see from the back of the house had lost almost all of it's winter snow - now it's white again!

Last night I went out, we were roughly at sea level, the temp went down to 1c & it was sleeting!!  The lambs didn't look too chuffed either.

It's about 8c now & cloudy with the odd light shower, but a cold wind.  At this rate I'll be hardening things off still in August......

Jeyes fluid uses

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 10:04

I'd be interested in their anti-vine weevil use as well - don't want to kill the plant too......

I've used it as an anti-cat preparation - dried a few teabags & dunked them in neat Jeyes. They were put down a very narrow cat-width gap beside a fence, & although the cats can easily get in the other side or over the back wall there have been fewer around since then. (And the one which permanently has "the runs" just uses the front lawn rather than both ).

Philadelphus 'Mrs E.L. Robinson'

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 19:13
nutcutlet wrote (see)

 I'm an impulse plant buyer and bring things home and, surprise! there's nowhere to put them

Thank goodness it's not only me! - I've got pots & pots of things (mainly cheaply bought or cuttings) which I will find the perfect place for eventually......

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 18:59

S'pose I'm too late for the cake then??

Presumably I'm first on here tonight as the rest of you are enjoying the sunshine today??

Well up here it's been horrible; tomorrow it's supposed to be horrible too - might even get sleet!!    Spring has sprung & the grass needs a cut, but it feels more like early March today.


I'm off to my country dancing class to warm up!!

Splitting 2 Amelanchiers

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 15:27

Thanks folks - you're trying to tempt me aren't you, blairs??!!

I'll take obelixx's advice - always sound, & be patient.

Splitting 2 Amelanchiers

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 11:04

PS Including tub they're about 6-7 foot high.

Splitting 2 Amelanchiers

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 11:03

I have a couple sharing a tub, they were bare-root purchases 2 (3?) years ago.

1 is for a friend & they really should be in their own accommodation anyway.  They are almost in flower - am I too late to split them now??

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 11:38

Cheers Alan.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:48

I used to be a right whizz with the parallel parking when we lived down a narrow cul-de-sac with parking allowed on half the pavement.

Since we moved to somewhere with a drive, open roads & few cars I've gone native & just "drive it in & dump it" - Actually I don't, but I don't take quite the trouble that I would in town.

I'm a very polite driver & always wave & smile if someone lets me out, hubby (passenger) does too, if he's nearer.  He's a great "door holder-opener" receiving varying degrees of thanks (never abuse fortunately) & I always hold doors & thank those who do.

Politeness costs nothing, however if I'm in a shop or walking along the pavement & people are slow I (so my Mum used to tell me!!) tend to barge through.  When she was in a wheelchair & we took her out everybody was exceptionally helpful - it was really noticeable.

Stones everywhere

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:34
Bookertoo wrote (see)

I do so sympathise HJ, I was trying to shove sticks into the ground for future supports yesterday, think I need a tiny dynamite charge on each one!!  

We're a new build & to be fair hardly any builders' mess, but they did riddle part of the site of natural stones, but it took so long with such a huge quantity to get rid of that they stopped.

Fortunately a cousin's husband with trailer "knows a man with a hole" & when I've dug out a new bed he'll take them away.

Don't worry about our drainage - there's plenty more still in the ground!!

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