Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 14:31

No David, that's not very kind!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 11:27

Coldish, but NO wind .  Sun trying to come through.

Nothing desperate to do outside & I'm really tired so playing with family history on the computer .

Well done on not wallowing, Frank - hope the cold's a quick one!

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 11:21

Thanks Geoff - cyber choccy cake with my cuppa, aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 00:03

I've joined as well - hope you've left me some cake!!

Side of House

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 17:20

Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

My garden has also benefited a lot from the casualty corner of the garden centre. When I started off, I just wanted to fill the garden without actually taking out a second mortgage. Some things died, some things turned out to be invasive and virtually impossible to get rid of. Some thrived and turned out to be garden gems. I leanrt a lot and became a bit more heartless about getting rid of unwanted plants. Now that my garden is basically stocked, I find myself getting choosier, wanting plants that give months of colour and that have beautiful form.

I am in the same position, but now have lots of unwanted things - often what will be quite big plants/shrubs etc.  A lot are currently potted up at the end of the garden whilst I hope that a neighbour really will finally have them (he keeps saying yes, but doesn't seem to have any plans).

Just hope the local Church have their plant sale this year, we're not really car-booter people! (we visit only)


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:35

Cold; dry; dull.

I'm on your side, Frank; OH & I are very keen on history & can't believe what we hear sometimes!

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:31

You haven't been to deepest Aberdeenshire then, Bunny??  The doric spoken there's like a language; when young I was taken to visit a cousin, married to a farmer who when he went outside put on his "waldy bits" (wellies).

It's diluted a lot nowadays as have all regional accents, unfortunately.

I believe that Jim's from Ayrshire - just round the corner from you!

Side of House

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:19

Thanks G.Gran, I'm afraid I've tended not to look too much at the height, just the colour  most were from the "casualty corner" at the g.c.

Also I'll try winding that one round the sides of the arch this year - might flower lower down; I'll show it who's boss.

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:39

I'm with Rosa, Busy-Lizzie & Bunny - good news indeed.

Bunny, you haven't seen Beechgrove - shame on you .

Only problem with it being shown nationwide is that it comes from one of the coldest parts of Scotland - those of you in southern England won't believe some of the conditions there  - makes where we live seem like the south of France!  Some of the advice will be a bit late; maybe Chris is there to balance it for other areas.

You might find Jim (the main presenter)'s accent & words "interesting"

Can't wait now for it to come back.

Side of House

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:11

I think you & I are on the same planet G.Gran - you suggested a raised bed - we have several out the back & you suggested an arch - got one of those at the back too!!

I planted a clematis up the arch at the back (forgotten what type) & it flowered very nicely at the top, but bare all the way up!

Which clem would be suitable to grow up a rose - a lot seem to get quite big?

Blairs - I like the idea of low maintenance, but don't like Mahonia, are the Aucuba & Fatsia extremely hardy?

For any planting what would be the best time of year?

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