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Highland Jeannie

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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!!

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?



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