Fairygirl


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Bulbs...

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 13:33

As Bob says - Any bulbs will dry out or go mouldy if not planted. I still have a few tulips to put in but I'll have to wait till the ground thaws out. They'll probably go in a pot anyway as the conditions aren't very favourable for tulips here. 


Most bulbsn will be better the following year once they've had a season of growth. Tulips tend to be short lived, but you'll get a coiple of years out of them at least. 

Seed catalogues

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 10:16

I used Seedaholic last year and they were excellent. Everything beautifully packaged and labelled, and clear instructions. I don't buy many seeds, but I was very impressed with them.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 10:12

chicky - that's a very small slice you're all having... 


I have to say, we never had an issue taking a cake when we took dad out for his 90th. Staff were brilliant and brought the cake out and lit the candles etc. I expect the size of the bill helped though! 


Glad you're a bit better today BL. Sunny frosty days are definitely better for making you feel brighter though  


It's a bit more sparkly now - the frost is on cars and roofs. Ground's quite solid though. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:49

Sun here now too Joyce - very pretty. 


Looking forward to the pic too Pat.


Have a lovely time chicky. Has your  dad got a cake and candles to blow out?   

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:33

That's nice Hosta. Pity they're not moving nearer to you though. Was it something you said? 


Pp - the wet cold is far worth than frost isn't it? We had a good spell of frost and dry cold in November - the whole month was fantastic. No cold wind either. I was just getting used to it and kidding myself that we might be getting some 'southern England' weather for the winter  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:22

Hosta - I thought you'd already 'gone'. Have a lovely break. Never mind the coat - you'll be fine. You'll be sweating thinking about all the work you'll have to do in the garden when you get back  


Just have to have porridge as usual then Dove...

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:16

Yes - and no trolls around on the hills either Liri  


It was as windy as anything I've walked in Joyce. Gusty, which is always worse than a constant wind.


You definitely can't see Lochgoilhead from there, and I'm not sure you can see it from Donich either, unless you go along the north west spur, which I intend doing one day. There's a southern spur but it's heavily forested so I doubt it would be much good for a view. The summit is too deep to get a view down. I looked back at some of my other pix form the summit and can't see it. When I met the girl from Arrochar Mountain Rescue one day, she was carrying on down the NW spur to go to Lochgoilhead and get a lift back round to her car. Better than schlepping through the forest sections. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 09:03

Got any croissants or pains au choc Dove?  I quite fancy one  


Pat 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 08:58

You're very naughty Pp. I did that a few years ago...marvellous! Just the interior decoration to finish now  


Colder than I thought - minus two. Ground isn't white though - mainly an air frost after the dry spell yesterday, although the gravel's nice and solid underfoot and the pond was frozen. I managed to avoid putting my foot in too far to break it though. I've made that mistake before...  


NIce bit of sunrise but I can't get a good pic from this house. Too many pylons on the horizon  


I thought of walking again today but a lot of the hills are mist and fog bound so I'm better getting on here before going back to the salt mine tomorrow 

Compost question- and don't laugh!

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 08:32

You can add it any time Tray, if the ground's favourable. The only time I avoid it is in a heavy frost. 

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