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Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:19

Kate -  Slugs do love many campanulas so it's probably one of the cultivated forms you have, rather than the wild one - Campanula rotundifolia. It's known as the Bluebell of Scotland  


Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:12

I sowed mine in mid April GD, in pots on the kitchen windowsill. I've just looked and they were smallish plants about three months later. I didn't divide them up and repot - never got round to it. They were put outside in mid to late May I think, when they were a reasonable size, and they just got on with it. I didn't plant them either, just stuck them in the borders in the little pots they were in.

Treat 'em mean  


Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:59

Huge mollusc problem here but they never touched the harebells 

Thomson & Morgan

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:37

Good luck Jason. I'm sure it'll just be a 'blip' and all will be fine.

If you don't get it sorted, it's worth coming back on the forum. There's been several occasions when they've replied directly to an issue on here.  I think they realise that people who get poor service aren't going to keep quiet .

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:30

Makes you feel good flumpy - simple pleasures  

Who's going to the gym in the new year.

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:27

Always better when it costs next to nothing chris.  Mine's relatively cheap too - mainly the petrol to get there  

Hope you have good weather for your stay in Glencoe scroggin. If not - wait half an hour....

Thomson & Morgan

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:21

I've never ordered anything other than a couple of packets of seed from them, but I know customer service can be hit and miss. I suggest you contact them directly - by email today,  and then phone tomorrow if you get no joy from the email. If the stuff you've ordered is in stock and no money has been taken, it's unlikely the transaction has happened, but better to get it clarified. 

Confirmation by email is always better - I don't trust anything any company representative tells me on the phone.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:11

Nice to get out though, isn't it chicky - although I prefer the hail and frozen rain than just rain!  

It was a trifle windy flumpy, so it drops the temperature by a fair bit. The winds on the neighbouring Munro (Beinn Ime) were predicted to be around 40mph with gusts about 50mph. The hill I was on is about 500 feet lower, but it was still plenty brisk! It was just above zero when I left the car but colder higher up. Minus one in those winds becomes around minus 8 to 10. 

A cozy inglenook sounds just the ticket Dove 

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:13

I forgot about Euphorbia...shouldn't have since it was only planted a couple of months ago....

Can't remember which one it is either...double  

Tiny buds on my Sarcococca but I didn't think they counted.

Think you're all having the rain we had yesterday. It's good to share 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:04

Afternoon lovely people - I've only been away a little while and you've filled pages with your chat!

Gorgeous photo Pat - glad you've had a nice day and a relaxing evening. That's what life's all about really, isn't  it?  

And DD - you'll have loads of those to come. I promised you that before, and us fairies don't lie about that stuff 

Hope you're feeling a bit better soon BL. The wet weather won't help - always makes you feel worse I think. 

Short outing today - could have been shorter if I hadn't been fighting the 'breeze'. Who mentioned it not being windy any more....

I thought of nipping along to Ben Donich as well, as I didn't get out last week, but decided just to come home. I can get some more painting done.

The wet last night turned to ice, so the car needed scraping and I had to be careful with the roads till I got nearer Paisley when the temp got up into plus figures. The benefit of that is that the boggy lower slopes of the hill were nice and crunchy, so the boots didn't get too wet. Got some nice photos - I think - but the ones from the summit might be a bit blurry - it was hard to keep it still. The frozen white stuff/hail was coming in and out, although the neighbouring summits were getting the worst of it. It's good for scouring the face though - who needs a facial scrub anyway....

I shall have a quick catch up while I have a cuppa,  and do the pix, but here's a little one of The Brack on the way up the hill, with a louring sky overhead  

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