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Highland Jeannie

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Composting Leaves

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:07

I tried the black sack method last year; had a peep a few weeks ago - top half were dry & crispy, bottom half were sodden, so gave them a shake. Had lots of holes in the bag too.

This year I have an old plastic baker's crate, so it's open like a mesh cage would be. I'll see how that works. 

New garden

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 23:01
hollie hock wrote (see)

Already thinking about plants that might do well there

Wind-proof ones!!?? 

Have a great time planning & enjoy the peace & solitude.

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 23:37
Verdun wrote (see)

I confess to utter disappointment today.  No cream buns available at the foodbank

Its ok.  I'll be alright.  It will take a while but in the morning I will have forgotten it.........perhaps. 

I thought the foodbank was for tinned/packeted food for people down on their luck - not cream buns for the helpers to splurge on!! 

Think how slim & fit you'll be without that cream bun......

Saving cash while enjoyinggardening

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 23:31

Sometimes I put a layer of grit on the tops of pots, eg containing bulbs & when I remove whatever's in the pot I tip off the grit into a bucket. I then have bags of pristine grit for tops of things & a bucket with used grit including a bit soil; that's used for mixing with soil/compost, etc when potting up, for drainage.

Tights & rinse idea looks good.

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 23:25

That's a thought dean, only problem is that garden we have now is somewhat windy & I'm not a good "staker." (Until too late )!!

silly quotes

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:40

To the boss (under your breath) "Stick a broom up my a**e & I can sweep the floor as well"

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:36

Not giant eggs Gilly, but a good size (with choccies inside), Thorntons or M&S.

On the bookcase KEF, no need for Yorkshire!  I'd feel guilty munching if H didn't & he really doesn't need the calories!!

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:33

Gee thanks Gilly, sometimes people give us some & we try not to pig out - make our pleasures last . Milk choccy is fairly easy to resist, but plain; that's a challenge!   H doesn't need to put on weight & I don't want to.

However, most weeks I have a Scottish Country Dancing "event" & we have tea in the interval, which includes cake, homebaking of all sorts, cake, traybakes, cake, etc, & as people have gone to a lot of trouble it would be rude to decline . H says he thinks that I only go for the cake.

Confession Times!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:33

H & I have just finished eating our Easter eggs (had 1 each).

We (sometimes) have just a little bit each evening. It's hard to be good!!

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:20

I'm keen on mallows, too - as you say Sara, very easy to propagate.  I particularly like the sidalceas - used to like hollyhocks but didn't like the rust.

There are several mallows out just now all with tiny deep pinky purple flowers.

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