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Posted: 19/08/2015 at 18:27

Cheese for me please 

ID if possible please!

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 17:54

I've uploaded photos from my iPad mini and other people have done it from iPads 

The main problem I've encountered is that the mini toolbar at the top of the new postings box is missing when using Safari with my iPad. 

If you download the Chrome browser app (or perhaps another browser) to your device and visit the site via that browser you do get the toolbar. You can then click on the tree icon as usual to upload photos.

I do, however, find Chrome really clunky to use on the iPad so only use it when I need to access the toolbar.

Safari & the site work fine together from an iMac or mac book.

I think there are still quite a few issues accessing and posting on the site from an iPhone


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 17:30

This discussion has made my head spin - but...

Scotch Pancakes for me - straight from the griddle - so warm - with golden syrup or raspberry jam on top. Happy memories 

The thought of Hosta in just his sporran has made me go all lightheaded - need to go and sit down with a cuppa now 

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 14:10

That doesn't sound like such good news Dove .

At least if you get 'a man' in you'll get a definitive 'yes' or 'no' and can discuss the options. Like you, I'd be a bit worried about damage to neighbours' property if I thought bits might start falling off.

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:30

Would your firm come out and have a look out at it for you Dove? and maybe give some advice whether or not it is the dreaded disease and / or likely to pose any  danger in the near future.

Ours comes out and does things like that for free - one reason we like to use them when jobs need doing.

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 11:45

Hi Dove

We have a couple of very mature ash trees in our garden. When the tree surgeon was last here (Last October) he pronounced them both fit and healthy - even though one of them had 'bits' like yours.

He also said that the presence of Ash dieback doesn't mean an automatic death sentence. The disease is now so prevalent in our area this firm recommends leaving trees in situ & monitoring to see what happens. (unless of course they could become dangerous with falling branches etc)

I think they are hoping to find that some juvenile and mature trees have a natural resistance to the disease (or are able to withstand an attack of die back) - which would give us hope we won't lose all the ash trees.

The tree surgeons we used are the ones used by the local council - highly professional and bang up to date with latest news on this problem. I'm sure there are lots of good companies your way too.

Fingers crossed you can keep them 



Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:09
All this talk of Scotland is making me homesick for somewhere I've never lived but where I have always felt more at home than anywhere else in the world. Just love the west coast - anywhere between Oban & Ullapool - would move tomorrow if it wasn't for the summer midges.
Keep up the Pilates Lily P - excellent for strengthening the body from within and the yoga should reinforce the benefits - double bubble.
Good luck with the pooters Steve ....


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 17:57

Mmmm - thanks Dove - I have some rather good vanilla ice cream to go on the side if anybody would like a scoop (or two)  


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 09:11
Morning all.
Bit wet here - lovely - garden really needs it. OH not so impressed as he is supposed to be leading a cycle ride today. Forecast is pretty bad but he's gone to see if anyone else turns up at the meeting point.
Hosta - Sorry to hear about Oscar. That is a nice bit of footage. He looks such a gentle dog and the cows obviously loved him.
Panda - fingers & toes crossed for you
Lily P - hope all goes ok today
Hope the rest of you enjoy your days. I was going to tackle the front garden today but it now looks more like it will be h*******k

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 08:23
Does it have to have the name of a flower in the title or can the arangement just be inspired by the title of a song?
Thinking of an arrangement featuring nuts, leaves, seed heads, late flowers etc and calling it "Forever Autumn" (Justin Hayward / Moody Blues)
Those judges are very strict aren't they? Personally I quite like blackberry jelly in a sponge - but that would definitely be disqualified.

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