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Highland Jeannie

Latest posts by Highland Jeannie

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!!

Stones everywhere

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:15
SwissSue wrote (see)

We have a saying here about rich people (loosly translated) "He's stone rich"! And I can tell you, in that case in our garden, I'm a millionaire!

So am I Sue!!

The problem I have is when trying to poke in a support - even a single cane invariably stops dead at a stone & I have to keep prodding until it goes in.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:11

I soaked some teabags in (undiluted) Jeyes & put them in a narrow side entrance, yesterday a cat walked in that direction then turned away.

I think it smells a bit like creosote.

Did you dilute Alan?  Did it stain the wall/fence that you sprayed?




Posted: 20/04/2013 at 23:47

I got one last year (massively reduced in GC) & went mad in the front garden - it was full of holes afterwards!!  I went prepared, though & dropped some soil + grass seed into each one. Now, you can't see where I had been removing.

MOB rants

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:14

Why don't people come when they say they will?????

Somebody on freecycle wanted "any plants, trees, etc to fill a large empty garden"

I've had a load of pots with things that I don't want in so told him what was there, we arranged today for collection, after 11 am.

We took about 20 pots round the front, parked the car along the road & put up our "If no reply please try the garden" (with appropriate arrow) sign & carried on trellising. We kept an eye on the front & took the phone outside, he has phone & e-mail details.

Don't think he's likely to come now; I'll e-mail him. I'll be "nice with a touch of sarcasm"!!

He asked for things, if somebody else has provided then fair enough, but just tell me!!

We offered a bed once & a roll of carpet, neither turned up. One didn't reply to "do you still want it?" e-mails & the other said she'd had to go to hospital urgently & would let us know when she wanted the carpet. After a month & no responses to my e-mails someone else had it.

On the other hand we were pleasantly surprised to receive a lovely thank-you card from a young lady who'se car we filled up with removal boxes.  Another young lady who is renovating a walled garden had about a dozen plants from me, collected them on her way to a youth club where she teaches cookery. Later in the evening we found a little cheesecake on the front step!


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