Greeting from Dumfriesshire

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by JGOF, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. JGOF

    JGOF Apprentice Gardener

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    9
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +9
    Hello from halfway between Moffat and Lockerbie. We have a modest corner which we call our garden, tucked in among trees, pretty damp and very mossy. My wife does the finessing stuff and I hire the mini-digger.
    John
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • wiseowl

      wiseowl Friendly Owl ADMIN Staff Member

      Joined:
      Oct 29, 2006
      Messages:
      37,429
      Gender:
      Male
      Occupation:
      Philosophy of people
      Location:
      In a barn somewhere in North Kent
      Ratings:
      +67,447
      Good afternoon @JGOF and a warm welcome to Gardeners Corner my friend:smile:

      66e7271f8e1fdd2a0d7b90fc292ddd46.jpg
       
    • Sheal

      Sheal Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Feb 2, 2011
      Messages:
      30,875
      Gender:
      Female
      Location:
      Beauly, Inverness-shire
      Ratings:
      +37,523
      Welcome to Gardeners Corner JGOF. It sounds like you've got the fun job. :)
       
    • CanadianLori

      CanadianLori Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Sep 20, 2015
      Messages:
      5,727
      Occupation:
      Battle Axe
      Location:
      Oakville, Ontario, Canada Zone 5A
      Ratings:
      +15,898
    • ARMANDII

      ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Jan 12, 2019
      Messages:
      45,306
      Gender:
      Male
      Ratings:
      +93,406
      Hi John, welcome to Gardeners Corner:love30::thumbsup:
       
    • Jack Sparrow

      Jack Sparrow Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Jul 24, 2017
      Messages:
      2,418
      Gender:
      Male
      Location:
      Peterborough
      Ratings:
      +4,805
    • Fat Controller

      Fat Controller 'Cuddly' Scottish Admin! Staff Member

      Joined:
      May 5, 2012
      Messages:
      19,545
      Gender:
      Male
      Occupation:
      Public Transport
      Location:
      At me 'puter, GCHQ Ashford Office, Middlesex
      Ratings:
      +34,650
      Welcome aboard :sign0016: - I would say I am reasonably familiar with your gardening conditions, being Dumfries born and bred myself. Definitely not the easiest soil and weather combination, especially if you have a lot of shade.
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Upsydaisy

        Upsydaisy Total Gardener

        Joined:
        Apr 26, 2017
        Messages:
        4,959
        Gender:
        Female
        Occupation:
        Semi Retired.
        Location:
        Hampshire
        Ratings:
        +13,006
        [​IMG]
        To our great forum @JGOF .
         
        • Friendly Friendly x 1
        • luciusmaximus

          luciusmaximus Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Apr 18, 2014
          Messages:
          2,820
          Gender:
          Female
          Occupation:
          Lost in the Wilderness
          Location:
          Isle of Anglesey
          Ratings:
          +5,836
          :sign0016: to GC
           
          • Friendly Friendly x 1
          • Flumpy

            Flumpy In with the bricks!

            Joined:
            Nov 16, 2018
            Messages:
            1,005
            Gender:
            Female
            Ratings:
            +2,258
            :sign0016: John, are you anywhere near Langholm?, I have relatives there, my Grandparents lived there too, sadly they passed away 2007.
             
            • Friendly Friendly x 1
            • Fat Controller

              Fat Controller 'Cuddly' Scottish Admin! Staff Member

              Joined:
              May 5, 2012
              Messages:
              19,545
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Public Transport
              Location:
              At me 'puter, GCHQ Ashford Office, Middlesex
              Ratings:
              +34,650
              Seeing the sandstone sheet that your house is on, my guess is Johnstonebridge, St Anns or maybe Whamphrey?
               
            • JGOF

              JGOF Apprentice Gardener

              Joined:
              Feb 14, 2020
              Messages:
              9
              Gender:
              Male
              Ratings:
              +9
              Thanks for the welcome, all. I'm not far from Langholm, Flumpy ... just a wee scoot over the hills. And full marks, FC - I'm in Wamphray, on the banks of the Wamphray Water at the bottom of the Boreland road. Possibly the wettest corner of the wetest corner of Scotland!
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • Friendly Friendly x 1
              • Fat Controller

                Fat Controller 'Cuddly' Scottish Admin! Staff Member

                Joined:
                May 5, 2012
                Messages:
                19,545
                Gender:
                Male
                Occupation:
                Public Transport
                Location:
                At me 'puter, GCHQ Ashford Office, Middlesex
                Ratings:
                +34,650
                My grandfather worked as a stone mason, working out of Locharbriggs Quarry, and much of his work is all around the area. If you go to the park in Moffat, just opposite the boating lake, there is a memorial which is his handy-work. I worked throughout the area before leaving to come down here, so have a fairly reasonable knowledge of the geography. :)
                 
                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                • Flumpy

                  Flumpy In with the bricks!

                  Joined:
                  Nov 16, 2018
                  Messages:
                  1,005
                  Gender:
                  Female
                  Ratings:
                  +2,258
                  My Auntie and uncle did move to Moffet but then moved back to Langholm where there family is, lovely peaceful place and everyone knows everyone :dbgrtmb:
                   
                  • Like Like x 1
                  • Cuttings

                    Cuttings Gardener

                    Joined:
                    Feb 21, 2020
                    Messages:
                    322
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    Occupation:
                    Horticulturalist
                    Location:
                    Keynsham north Somerset
                    Ratings:
                    +701
                    Welcome to GC.
                     
                    • Friendly Friendly x 1
                    Loading...

                    Share This Page

                    1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                      By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                      Dismiss Notice