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Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 16:55

Why not let your neighbour know you're going to buy an all singing all dancing top of the range water feature. She'll beat you to it and will have bought one and have it installed before you can get to the aquatic centre and it won't cost you a bean! 

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 10:26

The problem with growing 'stinky plants' is you need to check the prevailing wind direction in your garden. If it comes from your noisy neighbour's direction towards you then it's likely to be you that is going indoors on a nice sunny day. I would advise against starting an unpleasant war with the neighbour as it is usually the inconsiderate ones who win.

One way of subtly bringing their attention to the problem is for you to be having a discussion loudly enough to be overheard over the fence all about what your noisy neighbour has recently been saying & using as much personal information gained from their own chatter as possible. This is most likely to bring a complaint about 'listening in on other peoples conversations' to which you could profusely apologise for but add that their discussions were so loud & clear that it wasn't possible to ignore it. Maybe if they toned the volume down a bit the sound wouldn't carry.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:04
Fairygirl wrote (see)

John I love the white one,  but the other two have special meaning for you and that makes them the best ones  

Lovely  

Actually they all have a special meaning FG. The white one was a 25th wedding anniversary gift from us to our friends (I was also the photographer at their wedding in 1971). They said they would like us to have it when they moved to Scotland so everytime we see it we think of them.

Annoying threads

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:07

Glad to see the spam stuff has been removed!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 19:04

A few more pics taken in the back garden this evening:

1st one is 'Just Joey' This is Eileen's out & out favourite, particularly for its scent but also it was her Mum's favourite too.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26273.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 Second is an update on the Yellow Rose (not from Texas!) that we rescued from her Dads when he passed away. (Sorry, don't know the variety)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26277.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 Next one is another we don'y know what it is (given to us by some friends who moved up to Stirling & couldn't take it with them)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26279.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

Discoloured Cabbage plants

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 18:55

Hi Valerie, have just taken a pic in the garden of my Br Sprouts plants that were looking a bit sorry for themselves 1st week in June. They had gone a bit pink and were then about the same size as the Purple Sprouting plants you can see in the pic. It really is amazing how a little Epson Salts raked in & watered can make the difference. John H

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26271.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:57

Nice pics Fred#60. unfortunately the file sizes are too big and they will not enlarge when we click on each pic to see them more clearly. Screen just goes blank and the title across the top reads max at the end which basically means too large. What camera do you have? I've just invested in a Panasonic TZ40 which is brilliant but I have to decrease picture quality to 3 mp and then in photoshop set the pixels to 1024x768. Pics then upload fine. John H

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 19:38

Very professional looking job FG. is it just me or does the silhoette of the planting at the right jhand end of second picture look like a woman holding the fence up? 

Help identifying plant

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:02

Ah! I see you managed that while I was still typing my post!

Help identifying plant

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 16:59

Hi Willie,

It may be that you file size is too big: can you look at that 1st and see if it's bigger than 1024x768 pixels. Some larger ones will upload but if they are too big nowt happens. A picture that is about 1.0mp should load OK. just click on the tree icon, then click select when the box pops up, locate your pic and double click on it, then click on upload. Pic should then drop into your posting. I only discovered how to do this a couple of weeks ago (courtesy of someone on this forum [think it was artjak]) but it sort of seems second nature now. John H

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