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Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 18:07

About 5c with a very light snowshower mid morning, followed by sunshine, but a cold wind.

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 11:29
Greenbucket wrote (see)
You buy tubs from the tip???

Just beside the tip there's a couple of polytunnels & a few odd outbuildings where a recycling centre has been set up. Anything that would otherwise go to landfill is taken there. It's like a charity shop without the clothes, but also with large items, eg doors, baths, loos, tiles, furniture, dressed stone, tools, bikes, flower pots, etc & always at least half a dozen sets of golf clubs in bags.  Somebody there also makes tables from old whisky barrels & various types of bird, etc boxes from old bits of wood.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 11:12

5c & bright sunshine, hoping to put up trellis at the back, if the 1" of yesterday's snow has all melted from that bed by then.

Bargain Hunting

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 23:34

Does your local tip have a recycling section? I have got dozens over a few years for about 20p each.

Or you could splash out, Poundland will probably soon have some in!!

Plastic sprayers.

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:49

When living near London area the one that I used for ironing kept getting clogged with limescale, I wiggled a pin in the holes.

If you shake it & it's only half full it's easy to get air into the tubing.

I agree though, they are temperamental!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 18:40

Woke to about 1" of snow, temps around 4c, wind subsided somewhat & beautiful sunshine all day.

Paths have thawed & at S. facing front, but still white at the back; think it may be a bit nippy tonight.....

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:57

Bright & sunny, came in after an hour - very cold wind.

MOB rants

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:20
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

Hubby is mostly like royalty - doesn't carry cash, he has staff to do that!

Ooops - that sounds like me.

Do you remember The Good Life telly programme?  Margo to Jerry  "Money Jerry"

I can identify with that!!

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:17
Bunny.. wrote (see)
Like the idea of table forks shall claim one .

Not one of your current ones I hope!!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 10:10

Half a dozen snowflakes on the grass at the back & 2c in the shed.  Sunny but looks quite windy - think it'll be vv cold when we venture out.

Spring - pleeeeease come

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