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Highland Jeannie

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Scent in summer

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 17:16

Oops - not all "summer"

Scent in summer

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 17:15

Hyacinths, philadelphus, roses, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, sweet peas - in a large tub by the front path. Also a few dianthus which seriously need thinning, their scent is very nice, but too near the (acid) ground!

Some cuttings of viburnum Dawn & a Daphne.

I've never liked the look of nicotiana, that's a good idea Bob - hide them amongst others!  I'm with you on the roses, Dove - they must be scented.

Can't stand the smell of mahonia!

slug pellets help

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 17:00

Haven't cats reached Norfolk yet then Alan??!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:55

Ooo-er wonder what happened to the quotes above??!!

Snow all gone, showery, light breeze, about 5c.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:53

Palaisglide wrote (see)
.Jeannie "when did Scotsmen wear blue kilts"? What was under the kilt may have been blue and the bonnets they droned about on the hillsides were blue, how I wished them over the border, we lads in trews would give them three rousing choruses of Lily Marlene to wind them up. A few pints and a fight usually sorted it out, is Stirling Castle any warmer yet.


Yes, I've often wondered what a light blue sky & a kilt had in common - mind you the sailors' blue is a lot darker too! I'm far too much of a lady to be thinking about what is underneath (or its' colour)

When we visited Stirling Castle it was a lovely summer day - mind you, OH nearly fell over the edge as he stepped back to take a photo - it's a long way down.....

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 11:02

Woke up to a couple of inches of snow, now rapidly melting , assisted by some heavy rain a while ago.  A fair bit of blue sky about; "enough to make a sailor a pair of trousers or a Scotsman a kilt"  depending on who you're talking to!

Side of House

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 22:55

I don't really know how much sun this area gets throughout the year as we don't go there - that's why I want it to be low-maintenance.  It probably gets 3-4 ?? hours a day (when it shines....)  Probably not much in Dec/Jan due to the low sun behind the houses opposite.

Problem with uploading pics

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 22:43

I uploaded some pics earlier, all from the same folder, the first appeared straight away, the 2nd took about 30 attempts & the 3rd about a dozen tries.

I pressed the same buttons each time!  (Not very tecchie)

Side of House

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 22:06

Hi Hollie,  yes I thought shrub(s) would be best -keep it simple.  I've got plenty to do in the back & really just wanted something to look a bit less bare.

 After lots more attempts!!  A longer shot of the front showing most of the front garden.  We're planning to (eventually) get the edging all along the left boundary so that it stops at the base of the lamp-post. The boundary with next door is an escallonia hedge & we'll fill the gap between that & the edging with slate bits as have next-door round their heathers.  

Lots more to think about regarding the main part of the front garden to come later at some time!!


Side of House

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 21:05

Thanks Rosa, that's very kind.

Take your time - it's taken over 2 years so far.......!

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