Fairygirl


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Tomatoes - strange results

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 18:15

Pointless growing them outdoors up here Boater. I don't know anyone who's ever bothered trying to grow them outside. Too  much rain and cold conditions. We don't get consistent overnight temps for long enough, and that slows the whole process down.  If they don't get well pollinated you won't get so much fruit either, and weather has a big influence there too. 


I've had to bring most of mine indoors to ripen as they weren't brilliant even undercover. I normally get a decent crop, but it's been colder than usual through the main summer months so it's been less consistent. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 18:05

Been lovely here today, but I was at work and missed most of it. got up to about 14 degreesfor a little while.


Cold wind here Joyce...you must be a bit more sheltered. Good for getting the washing dry though  

Climbing plants

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:59

Have you a particular plant in mind Valerie? 


Honeysuckles don't always do well in  containers as they can't get enough moisture intake, so they'd need a really big container, and careful positioning and care, as HC says,  to get them looking right. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:54

Your door is beautiful Yvie. Gorgeous colour  


Your new pots look equally beautiful.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:52


Next year to look forward to though  

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:48

It wasn't as good a day as last weekend Joyce - right cloudy, especially at the top, but it was a great day. Glad you enjoyed them  



I know exactly when it was too. Day before my birthday 2008,  and two days after finishing the West Highland Way  

What is this flower called please

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:34

I believe the white one isn't great as it tends to revert Alan. It's put me off getting it. Pity - as it would be great here, and I don't like the colour of the usual  ones. 


Really useful plant though - when there is less colour around going into winter. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:31

I'm a hopeless case because  I like both styles...  


I'd hate the thought of heating that house Hosta ...mind you, if you can afford the house, I expect you don't have to worry about that  anyway.  Is it all eco friendly though?  Perhaps there's some hamsters on a big wheel powering a generator...


The eco house on the way to my work has been roughcasted now- looks like the same finish as my extension which deosn't really look right. Now that they've removed the scaffolding, the 'front' of it looks quite odd. Nice green roof though. I must get a pic.


You can never have too many Snow Bunting, Dove. I think it's a beautiful crocus. I still have loads of bulbs to plant  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:22

You have such a good long season of interest BL. Garden always looks terrific .  


Hard work keeping it all going though. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 17:17

Glad you found this thread Johnny, and great to see your views. The cityscapes are beautiful. Your autumn colour is slightly ahead of us here in Scotland, but the colours are really showing now.


My aunt married a Canadian Air Force chap after the second World War and moved to Canada. She spent the rest of her life in and around Vancouver and other parts of BC. My cousins and their families are still there. 


Pat - you must be really proud of your cherry tree. Lovely that it's there as a constant reminder of your skills  


It would be Cruachan RB. The power station is inside the mountain. I remember telling Pat about it at some point. You cross it when you do the hills there. One of the girls at work was in Oban at the weekend and did the tour.


This is the bit you cross over the dam. 



Couple of views from higher up. I must revisit it some day. It's a cracking walk over the ridge to the other hill.



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