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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 06:44

Morning Pat - and Joyce if you didn't get back to sleep... 

I woke at six, so decided to get up, have a cuppa and catch up with some of the stuff I've recorded.

Cool and wet here. Supposed to clear later but rain for the afternoon. Glad I got some things done after my walk yesterday.

I think you're having a third childhood Pat- nothing wrong with that  

I've just reported someone on that tv programme thread. His attitude is baffling. It's not gone unnoticed by others either. Oh well, I'll probably get banned now too  

Clematis Dying?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 06:27

Yes -  EV should look something like this just now...


and that's only a little part of mine.

It's a fabulous clematis. If I could only pick one - it would be that   


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:53

Ta Dove 

Music in the Garden part 2

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:50

Frank/Dad - David was banned for being 'disruptive' apparently  He asked to have his account deleted, not realising it deletes every post he's made, which he's quite annoyed and upset about.

He had no intention of removing all his great advice. 


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:36


Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:35

Yes - it depends on the scale. Of course it does. Hence my statement that it can make a huge difference. Nothing daft about the guy mentioning it - it's quite important when you draw plans  

And 'hate to  tell you' is merely a common phrase. Perhaps you've never heard it before.

No need to get shirty....


Plant ID

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:25

The Hebe could be Midsummer Beauty, which has quite large flowers and long ovate leaves, but there are a lot of them so it's difficult to be sure - especially without seeing the whole shrub.

Best to prune lightly after flowering to keep the shape, and prevent it getting too big and outgrowing it's space. It is a big variety though if it's that one 


Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:16

Think it depends where the 'breezy hole' is Clari.... 

I opted for a chicken and tomato sandwich for dinner. Is that cool or just lazy? 

Was that on BBC4 Dove? I thought I saw it at some point but forgot about recording it. Just discovered there's a new series of Scandi drama Beck started. Missed the start though  

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 21:08

Hate to tell you DHR - but a couple of millimetres on a plan can make a huge difference on the ground, especially if there's a knock on effect. 

I've watched some of them. I've quite enjoyed it. You don't get a lot  for four or five grand when you're essentially 'making' a garden pretty much from scratch. Even less if you only have fifteen hundred quid.

I know - I've had to do it - several times. 

People get a starting point mainly - then they can enlarge on it, or alter and add to it as they see fit. 

Just like any garden really...

Camera Talk

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 20:57

That's how I sleep too... 

Stunning pic Sheps, and utterly fascinating. Isn't nature incredible really? 

A few from today's jaunt up to Glen Kinglas/Butterbridge.  Binnein an Fhidhleir, the west top,  is the one with the trig and gives the ridge it's name, but the Corbett is Stob choire Creagach, which isn't on the map. It's a weird little anomaly! 

This the best shot I have of the hill from Beinn an Lochain on the other side of the road, taken in May.

It's the long ridge running from the left of the pic, to about the middle. 

Harebells against a rocky outcrop

View of Beinn Ime (the highest of the Arrochar hills) on the left, The Cobbler in the centre, and Beinn Luibhean on the right

Pano of the Arrochar hills, the twin tops of Beinn Bhuidhe on the left, Ime, etc as above, and the Rest and be Thankful with Loch Restil on the right

View down Loch Fyne from the west top

Looking back to the real summit, with Beinn Bhuidhe's twin peaks in the centre

Beinn an Lochain, where the first pic was taken from

The view back up from my descent - it's a steep one, up and down 

and of course...some of the local residents....

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