Highland Jeannie

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Serious stuff......no! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:21

White Horses!

I bought the single of the theme tune & my Mum & I played it 31 times to get all of the words.  I could just imagine myself cantering along the seashore as I listened to the music......

It may have been in Czech with subtitles?? 

Oh & of course when I got slightly older - Follyfoot!!!  Not forgetting "Steve" Oooooohhh!!! 

Must go & lie down I'm all overcome...

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:50

I started a similar thread about Frank a couple of months ago & 1 or 2 people had already sent him a message without reply.

As he served in the War he would have been a good age, but it would be nice to know what has happened to him. I do fear the worst. 

I found his posts interesting & informative & miss them.

Bunny & Sotongeoff used to post a lot & were knowledgeable but don't appear any more.

something in the air

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 09:13

Salino - quote facility not working but -

"..referring to Highland Jeannie's post above...

..well, I do think that's terribly unkind and unfair to call another forum member an ''inadequate and ineffectual numpty'' and ''dilbert''.. did you read the thread in question?"

I did say that I don't always get time to read all of the threads & hadn't seen any nastiness, but was just responding to other people's comments about being targetted by people in an unpleasant way.  In the past people have just come on here purely to wind folk up & be nasty & rude - they are the people I was referring to - not the regular forumites - they're a great bunch!  

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 23:28


Haven't posted much lately; been rather busy digging holes, moving things around & slinging slate about but do try to read most of the threads when I get the time. I haven't actually noticed any nastiness & feel sad that someone as helpful & kind as Waterbutts should be targetted by some inadequate & ineffectual numpty.  What sort of a kick do these Dilberts get out of stirring things up? What's the point? 

I've always found folk on here to be kind, humorous & helpful & am always grateful for all of the advice that I've had. - They are by far the greatest majority on here & am sure it will continue to be so.


Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:38

Thanks for the help folks, I'll cossett one & treat the others mean!  We're at sea level near the Beauly Firth, so mild compared to places 30 miles south.

They're certainly easy to propagate, & I just like the lovely markings on the leaves.

Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:39

I like that one Verd, what about practicing your darts......??

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 18:35

Sorry Waterbutts, I can't get quote to work, but it was definitely was labelled as such, but I can only find short ones online too. The parent was bought maybe 25 years ago, so much breeding done since then!

Persicaria Red Dragon

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 17:03

I had this in the south for many years & took a few cuttings. One survived the winter in the garage, I took a cutting, then the parent died. The cutting (in a pot) was fine till it got too dry in the summer - the foliage keeled over. Most plants would just revive with water but it didn't; fortunately I took 3 cuttings before it completely expired. 

I've planted one in a raised bed that gets sun for about 8 months of the year, I thought the garage for the other 2 over the winter.

What conditions do they like? I tried the RHS site but only get up the microcephela type, growing to .1 to .5 metre, ours was about 5 foot & can't find a reference to a taller one.

Thanks for any advice.


Eupatorium chocolate....is it invasive in your garden?

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 16:43

As my Joe Pye does so well thought I'd get a chocolate last year.  Gave it huge pile of mulch but lost it last winter, as it was not too cold I decided to give up on that idea up here.

Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 16:34

We are a bit exposed to the back & there is no lighting. Hopefully the area is ok but I do worry a bit, so we got one of those movement sensor lights with camera.  After a couple of months I looked at the sd card - didn't realise how much I moved around!  We had to adjust the angle as it wasn't covering enough of the area across the back of the house. 

Oh dear! Now it was at the correct angle every time the wind blew the light came on, - for several seconds & shining beautifully into our neighbours' house.  

We turned it off! 

Of course in their advertising picture the house has nothing around it to move in the breeze.

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