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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:44


You work far too hard DD  

Is it wrong that I'm watching Jesus of Nazareth and Robert Powell makes me go weak at the knees? Just like he did when I saw it first time around 

Enough to make me believe...


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:02

Joyce - that's very sad. Glad your garden helps - it's a salvation for many of us.

The Loch Lomond road always fills me with pleasure - even when I'm stuck behind a caravan on bank holidays... it was ok today though! 

I always put a few pix of my walks on David's camera thread, so perhaps you might like to see those. Had some lovely recently from the neighbouring glen Douglas down into Arrochar.

Ahh Hosta - measure twice cut once is the motto...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:37

Glad your friend is ok Liri. The weather wasn't bad here really, so pretty lucky. 

Hosta - do you do that 'man' thing of standing looking at something for hours just to make sure, before you get the sledgehammer or the drill out ? 


Quite pleased....

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:29

I like that very much  

Improving clay soil

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:16

Loads of well rotted manure, compost and grit (or fine gravel) dug into it will make a big difference. That all helps to open up the clay and make it a better medium to work with. Plats will thrive in clay but when it's more workable, it means you can plant a wider variety of plants because the conditions are better. Every time you plant something, put plenty of grit and compost in the planting hole too.

If you can't get hold of manure from a stable or farm, you can buy it in bags from Garden Centres and DIY stores 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:18

Afternoon all. Had a nice short day out and even managed to miss most of the 'weather' which was landing on the surrounding tops, especially the Arrochar hills. Just some hail and sleet showers but even a little bit of sun poked through.  Met a girl who was out with her dog Kim - both part of the wonderful local mountain rescue team. A privilege to walk up the hill with her. 

I now take coffee in my flask when i walk - tea is horrible. I'm very fussy about it 

I saw that programme Hosta - it's all quite sad really.

That sounds slightly odd but very tasty obelixx! I rarely eat bacon but I could be tempted by that. 

Cuppa has been had - wondering if I should have some soup or is it too near dinner? Not had anything since breakfast....

Patchy Grass

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:27

Ooh Verd - rotating rabbits.....

Daughter had a guinea pig when she was young, and we just moved it's run round the grass to give it a chance to recover.

Normally a feed would rejuvenate the grass along with a bit of rain, but I don't know how they affect rabbits. Seaweed might be the best option of those. As Verdun suggests, a  run away from the grass is the best option though, only allowing them on it occasionally.

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:23

I missed this yesterday - brilliant Mr J  

You must have been delighted to get that shot

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:17

Morning BL - Happy Easter - hope you've not had any damage 

Quite wild here last night but nothing worse than the usual at this time of year. 

Morning everyone who is yet to appear and afties Pat 


In bed early last last night so I'll have a look round before I head out

Don't eat too much chocolate 


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 19:24

Don't grow them Marianne but this will bump up the thread so that someone else can help you  

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