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rag doll cat?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 13:53

Pedigree cats like pedigree dogs, are expensive. My first Siamese cat in the late seventies cost £25 - now they are about £300. More for the more uncommon breeds of cat. But worth it!


Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 20:54

Think I may have to make a proper tree support and hammer that into the ground, then fix the xmas tree to that. It needs to be proper sturdy up here!

Christmas lights in the garden

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 16:50


I was contemplating buying one of those led lit cherry trees but I was concerned as to how I would keep it upright ( and safe from the tauregs that go down my lane and pull the normal Christmas tree over and break the wires to the lights). Does it come with a spike or a fixing plate??

Overgrown climbing rose

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:53

I like the sound of a 'fairy protected wall'!!!!!!!!!

moving to scotland

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:34

And it isn't dry now!

Main difference I notice with being here in Fife is that the seasons are about 3 weeks later than down south - esp. noticeable with spring bulbs. And there can be a weeks difference between here and my friend in Morayshire. Best thing to do is check out the Beechgrove garden programme. You will find Jim planting his tatties and beans later than Monty.

Profile picture

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 22:04

There is a problem on the forum with our pics. Don't worry - no-one's pic is showing.

Winter Readings

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:24

 The book on Highgrove Gardens is a few years old now but very good and interesting. Esp. the hen houses!

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 21:30

How about a printed quiz with a flower theme? Twenty questions whose answers are names of flowers. I'm sure the internet could throw up some questions for you if you searched. Would cost nothing to organise but offer a fiver for the winner at 50p a go. Or 'free' prizes like an hours weeding, bag of home grown spuds, lawn cut etc.

Water Hose Pressure

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:26

Or do it very early in the morning ie 5-6 am. Amazing how much difference it makes to the water pressure when not so many people are using it.

Trimming Lavender and Wisteria

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:07

Yes, I would cut to the lower red line for your lavender.

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No excuse

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Autumn lawn maintenance visit

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Petrol lawnmower for girlie

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Hand shears

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Pond pumps

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No such thing as a bargain!

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Clematis Marjorie

Plants available 
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Plant id please

Sturdy green thing 
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Border edging

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Overwintering plants

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What is flowering now in your garden?

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Geoff Hamilton

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Shrub id please

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Mulching lawn mower

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I wish...........

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