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Posted: Today at 08:10

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around.

Two 'Ronnies' planned for tomorow Joyce, up at Aberfeldy. A relatively simple walk - long rather than steep. Either that, or Bheinn Bheula further south and west of the Arrochar hills  

chicky - my neice used to do lots of festivals and loved it. Can't think of anything worse frankly.

I'm sure she'll be fine - and probably won't give you a second thought when she's there! 

Glad the 'Dads' are both ok 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: Today at 08:05

They're tough as all hell Peter - so you can prune virtually any time, apart from in severe frosts of course, without them coming to harm. A small plant (of any kind) takes time to establish and then it will 'take off'. 

Pruning encourages them to bush out which means a thicker hedge in the long run. 

Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

Posted: Today at 08:00

There's a possibility that the early dry weather in the year is having an effect, similar to Acers dropping leaves early. It's the lack of water in spring rather than anything happening now.

We already have a lot of dropped leaves from trees up here, so it also depends where you are in the country. Remember that they're willows, so, when they're in a pot,  any spell of being short of water has more effect than when in the ground.

In any case, Verdun's advice is good so follow that  

Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: Yesterday at 20:26

They were like that in Glen Nevis on Saturday, Joyce -  on the lower slopes of An Gearanach, and especially when taking the boots off to cross the Steall Falls. Wasn't for too long  though -  managed to keep wiping them away. Higher up there was enough breeze to do it for me  

Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: Yesterday at 19:48

Read it and weep....


My lpatop won't always allow links os you may have to highlight and open

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Why - you're almost as teeny weeny as me....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 17:46

Love the hot oranges and reds  

Found a 'rogue' harebell ...Snow White..


Posted: Yesterday at 17:39

Welcome C.Pastie, hope you enjoy the forum. Let us know what you like growing, or what you hope to grow in your new plot. 

Ooh, is it Pasty with a y or Pastie with an ie...the kind you eat I mean....

I never eat them...

Being a true Cornish piskie, Verd will know  

Can This Hydrangea Be Saved?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:35

And take a good bit of the grass away that it's sitting in. Re shape your border.

You're only making it harder for any shrub to establish well, as it's competing with the grass for water and nutrients. 

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