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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:27

LP - P Nyssen is a bulb supplier

I've just ordered a new camera as well.....

I walk by myself now that I'm no longer with the partner I walked with. 

RB - you're so right re the killings. I only lost a camera which is easily replaced - and has just been.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:41

Lovely chicky - I have them on my porridge too but have never grown them. I suppose I should as we have the ideal conditions here for them 

lily - I trudged back up the hill a bit, but frankly - all rocks and tussocks of rough grass look the same (no path) and I'd already been out long enough by then and it's a two hour drive home. I've been debating getting a new camera so I suppose it's forced my hand. 

Feeling very idle but refuse to feel guilty  

Just been looking at Peter Nyssen site after seeing it mentioned on another thread. Think I've earmarked about sixty quid's worth already 



When is the best time to plant hollies?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:55

Good luck with them Chris - the wildlife will thank you 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:31

I had lots of ladybirds on the hedge recently and they were definitely 'procreating' 

...not seen any larvae but hope I will. 

I don't mind froghoppers Verd - got a few on an astilbe but they don't cause any real problem.

I'll gladly send  the rain to those in need. It was the reason I walked yesterday Lesley although there were plenty of showers. Nothing to frighten the horses though and the waterfalls were gorgeous. 

Oh come on......

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:27

Edd - where did you get my washing and can I have it back please? 

I can't sleep because I'm worried that I'll go to plant prison for murder.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:26

I'd agree with nut's IDs  Sam - but can't determine the tree. Is the wilting tree the same one you've shown when it was healthy looking? It's always a problem transplanting mature shrubs at this time of year when they're doing their thing. Normally you cut back a fair bit of the plant so that the roots have less top growth to support while they get established.

Congratulations on everything you've done so far - that's a smashing garden 

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:18

I wonder if he lines up everything in the cupboards and his shed in nice straight lines.....

Each to their own, but I don't see the point of a lawn that's only for looking at. 

Although here, most of time you'd need waterproofs to lie on the lawn  

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:12

DD -  Hope the sun is shining for you and all goes well 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:11

Morning all. Very late for me but I had a long day yesterday  in Glen Lochay and didn't get home till after nine - picking up oldest fairy en route with perfect timing! She made me some strawberries and cream which was my dinner 

Took lots of pix of the sea of wild orchids - then managed to lose my camera somewhere on the way back down mountain  Almost stepped on  two or three little frogs as well and disturbed two herds of deer (or the same one twice) so lots to see  

LP - Verd lives in the sub tropical continent of Cornwall. Think we should make him live up here for a couple of years don't you think? 

Trying to catch up with all your doings but there's a lot! Hope DD has  a great day. She'll be exhausted


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 07:31


Lesley - that hat reminds me of the woman in the car park at Glencoe a few years back.She and hubby/partner had one of those mobile homes and she sat out on a seat preparing the sandwiches with one of those on. We were getting ready to walk but we were helpless with laughter watching her.  We couldn't understand why she didn't just do them in the van! 

Fidget - you're right. Never know how long we have. On the Scottish news yesterday it was reported that the daughter of a well known boxer (Jim Watt) had died suddenly at  38. It's the second child he's lost - his son died at 17 in an accident. How on earth do you deal with that? Counting my blessings.

Having my porridge and heading out soon. Hope everyone has a good day. 

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