Highland Jeannie

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Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:08

I tried a Sharpie which lasted very well, but was rather thick, I later noticed that they did a fine version - great, bought 4 different colours. They didn't last & all my baby irises are confused

I currently use a chisel tipped permanent marker, it's thick but can be used at an angle. 2B pencils are good for the 1st use, but not very good on the shiny side. Thanks for the Stabilo details Nut, might try them next .

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:24

What's the cup for Archie?

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:01

Oh my - what snow!!  What a lot of water when it all melts!  It must be extremely heavy on the roof too.

Some of my Grandmother's brothers emigrated to Porcupine Plain (just LOVE that name!!) in Saskatchewan in early 1900's, I should think that the hot summers & long cold winters must have been quite a shock & very hard for them.


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:33
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Cut grass today, as promised this morning. Hadn't done it for a while and it took about 4 hours, twice as long as usual. Aching all over at moment, feet up, typing this and watching TV too. Who says men cant tulti-mask....ooops!


My H says he can multi-task; drink beer & do the crossword!

Compost Bins & Lovely Rats

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 20:09

We had a rat in our bin a few weeks ago (I started a thread on here). The bin was temporarily sited on bits of broken slab & we could easily see where it had burrowed under. I put some poisoned bait in a pipe by it's entrance, but it probably only had 1 taste & we then had some slabbing & edging done; there was a lot of noise & we didn't see it again.

The bins have now been sited on 8" deep bits of slab, well cemented, so we live in hope.

Apparently there is a very strong type of unchewable mesh (but does the rat know that??) that could go under the bin.

Alternatively, do you have a friend with a Jack Russell??

christmas soon

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:52

That's interesting Chicky, I always notice how it drinks a lot for the first couple of days or so then hardly ever needs topping up.

We get a Nordmann & saw off about 3" from the bottom before fixing it into the holder/reservoir.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:18
little-ann wrote (see)

i find if the picture is too big it says its loaded but dosnt show jeannie

Oo-err, need to check piccy sizes by the sound of it, cheers for that.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:48

Have tried to select several, but it seems to be taking an age for them to show on the screen - the "insert an image" box accepts the ref no of the piccy but does nothing. I tried a few more, all from different folders in case that made a difference, but it only put this one up - the earliest.

Kept trying to upload, but nothing is happening.

I'm not very pc literate; I need a ten year old!! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:36

Oh, it's come out now, I tried turning it but it obviously hasn't. (the poles are the base of a raised bed), so please lean to the left!!.  Cobweb earlier in the year.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 14:33

Oh, nothing, I'll have another try here.

 Oh, it defaulted back to my last reply, the pic was shown on the "insert an image" box but not showing here.  

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