A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?

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A sunny hello from Scotland!!! anyone else around here?

Post: # 164556Post stargazer
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:52 pm

I have been reading articles on this site for a while and thought I would join in the fun.

We have a fair sized garden which I dreamt of having to play in for years and I still wake up excited about most days!! (the sunny ones).

It has gone from being grass and trees to looking nearly impressive! all in a couple of years. Lots of fruit, herbs and veggies and a polytunnel plus my rabbits and a worm bin. Oh and a pond.
The polytunnel we made ourselves this spring for the cost of the plastic only, it works great.

I have recently started a blog as so many people were asking me how I went about it

http://permaforestbioorggarden.blogspot.com/ if anyone wants to see photos?

a bit of a joke name but it has its own style with ideas borrowed from everywhere.

Is anyone else out there doing the forest garden bit?

Mine really happened because it is all trees at the back anyway so my choices were limited.
I have had so far loads of strawberries, rasberries, blackcurrants, 1 jostaberry (!), courgettes, potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers. Peppers and tomatoes are on their way as are plums and a few apples.

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Post: # 164559Post Annpan
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:18 pm

Hi :wave:

We are in Lanarkshire (Just off the M74, near Lesmahagow... to be more precise)

Looking forward to reading over your blog later.... bit busy now...
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Post: # 164561Post John Headstrong
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:27 pm

sunny scotland ? nope never heard of it, I live in rainy scotland !


I am over in West Lothian, welcome aboard :cheers:

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Post: # 164562Post Green Aura
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:08 pm

It's a bit rainy and windy up here too, in Durness - NW Sutherland.

Welcome Stargazer :wave:
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Post: # 164591Post stargazer
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:10 pm

We are in West lothian as well, by West Calder.

I know the sunny bit was a tall tale but I am always optimistic!

Out of interest is any one else LETS members?
I haven't noticed anything about it on the site, haven't looked either though :sunny:

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Post: # 164594Post fruitcake
Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:37 pm

hello from the damp and windy west - been a nice evening here at least :thumbright:

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Post: # 164599Post red
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:23 pm

welcome from down here :flower:
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Post: # 164612Post Millymollymandy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:22 am

Hello and welcome!
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Post: # 164614Post ina
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:25 am

Hello from overcast Scotland... :mrgreen: I'm sitting in a office in Aberdeen at the moment. Will need to look at your blog when there's less work waiting for me... :?
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Post: # 164615Post Millymollymandy
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:34 am

Ina that's an early start at the office!!! :shock: You are a jack of all trades at the mo'. :lol: Sorry Stargazer...... :mrgreen:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

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Post: # 164619Post hedgewitch
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:58 am

Hello and welcome
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Post: # 164670Post Ron and Jean
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:01 pm

Welcome from the wet and windy west coast in Argyll. Well at least it has been warm and sunny enough this summer to now be eating ripe tomatos (from the greenhouse). :cheers:

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Post: # 164717Post Mullein
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:25 pm

Hello from Perthshire :sunny:

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Post: # 164736Post stargazer
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:21 pm

I like your website Hedgerow hippy, even though i thought you were a hedgerow whippy (my eyesight is starting to go). I thought you were maybe making hawthorn berry ice cream! :lol:

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Post: # 164737Post Mullein
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:24 pm

:lol: You're not the only one! And thank you...

Your garden looks amazing - very jealous. I'm hoping to get one started this year but still trying to find a piece of land...

:sunny:

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