Highland Jeannie

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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!


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 13:55

Hmph  just got driven in by rain, so having a bite before hoping to finish the trellis .

Sunny start, & looking brighter again now. fingerscrossedsmiley!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:40
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Thanks for sending your weather to me Verd..


I received it too, thanks from me!! I feel quite pink in the face.

Meconopsis- blue poppy - lingholm. Bareroot hostas

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:32
Brumbull wrote (see)
 do not attempt to plant out barefoot, 

"Barefoot"    I like it!!

Still Very Slow

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 23:25

Great this evening, thanks!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 23:00

Went for a "daffodil walk" with the gardener & one of the volunteers at Brodie Castle in Moray, they hold a national collection of narcissus.  Unfortunately of course there aren't many out yet!!

The weather was beautiful & it's good to hear that the National Trust for Scotland a couple of years ago appointed a gardener & she has plans for the (unused) old walled garden. They've moved some of the old varieties as they were originally planted between a wall & a lime avenue, now they are in the open in rows.  The old storage shed was interesting - I think some of the cobwebs date back to the heyday of breeding in the 1920/30's!!

They're doing another garden walk, in a different area on 6th May, we hope the weather will be as sunny then.

Still Very Slow

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 21:26

Sometimes a page or message loads immediately but at the moment it's normally taking at least 2 minutes; it's getting very tiresome!!

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