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Highland Jeannie

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New Years Day flower count

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:35

Finally manged to get outside today. Not much to report, lots of buds on ribes, forsythia, shrubby potentilla, etc.  Quite a lot of bulbs of all types just poking through.

The only things out are a variegated lamium, various primulas, some violas,& the japonica buds are trying very hard!  There's aslo a hebe, don't know what type, it's in a pot & white with the tiniest hint of purple on the flowers which have been out for months.

Unfortunately the winter-flowering jasmine isn't!  

water feature

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:27

We have a Belfast sink too, I was going to plant it up with "something"  but have recently been wondering about turning it into some sort of pond. I was advised at a local nursery that solar powered pumps are useless up here.

I thought that your garden was big, Weejenny? Lots of space up there in the hills.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 22:29

Having been promised "wet, wet, wet" by the weathermen  and following early rain with a lot of cloud I decided to sort out the kitchen cupboards.

It was dry all day.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 01:21

We've just left a neighbour & slid our way across the road, then decided that damaging the frozen front grass was better than breaking a leg by walking up the path!

Happy New Year

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 01:18

And a Happy New Year to you all from me up here. 

Lets hope that 2013 is a good one for us gardeners; the rain wasn't too bad in our area in 2012 but a bit (lot!!) more sun would be good.



Mice Pies

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 19:03

Christmas Greetings

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 20:18

May I also please wish everybody here a very Relaxing & Peaceful Christmas with a Happy New Year that brings all that you would wish for yourselves.

As Bev says, it's a pity were's all so far apart; it would be lovely to meet up with the "forum friends."  - That could be some party..... 

What's for tea?

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 19:48

It was smoked haddock, mash & peas, keeping it simple before the gluttony kicks in!

Oh, and followed by a mince pie (local baker -yummeee)

Hope you all enjoy your Christmas dinners tomorrow folks.


Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:07

We got one of those a few months ago & stuck it on our sun lounge window. I rarely trust suction cups but good reviews on Lakeland encouraged me to get it.  After a few weeks the first visitor was a female blackbird who kept jumping up & down from the windowsill to peck at the fatballs. She finally realised that if she climbed inside it then she could eat in comfort!  We have had blue & great tits & a robin either feeding from or climbing into it.  

Bought 2 for people as Christmas presents.

What's for tea?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 19:41
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Just burnt my hand on saucepan handle, covered hand with egg white after soaking in cold water; seems to have stopped the pain.

Never heard of egg-white as a soother of burns, I've found "Burneze" excellent - give it a squirt, or maybe a couple more; job done.

I got a small burn the day before yesterday which had blistered; I squirted & had forgotten all about it until now. The blister disappeared & all that's there is a tiny pinky mark.

Venison burger, jacket potato & 4 years out of date beetroot pickle (not my own - Baxters) still very nice.  2 Christmas fairs with associated teas & cakes somehow took the edge off our appetites.....

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