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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 11:06

Bishop of Auckland dahlia buds won't open

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 11:05

Do you mean deadhead the ones in the vase? They won't produce new flowers once cut, Birdy. It'll tidy up the arrangement though.

If you can deadhead the plant outside, you'll get more flowers until the frosts come along. Great for this time of year    

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 11:00

You could stick a few candles on for BL, Hosta. Take away some of the guilty pleasure....

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 10:54
Hostafan1 says:

I remember walking along Princes St in Edinburgh and 2 Americans were chatting:

" Is that Edinburgh Castle?" A passer by interjected and said " No, it's Stirling Castle, they're on exchange visits"

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Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 10:50

Happy Birthday BL  

Will there be cake?  

That's slightly sad r'girl - about the guide. I doubt he was expecting that reaction! 

Hosta - I'm not remotely surprised. I remember hearing a loud American tourist in Florence comment  'gee, there's - like - a gelato store on every corner'.....

Mind you - we did a fair bit of copying too when it comes to architecture...


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 10:44

Triffids have got nothing on those bu**ers, r'girl   

Hope the emergency services charged them  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 10:40

Oh Obelixx - those photos are stunning. I love that one above on the beach - with the figure carefully positioned. Lovely composition.  Spent ages looking at the others - the architecture is beautiful.  I'd agree about the vaulting too, but I also love those ornamental hinges. 

The scree on all those hills (Mamores) makes them look quite stark - it's also a bu**er to walk across!  There's three hills further along Glen Nevis which are called the Grey Corries - because there's so much scree. It often looks as if they're snow covered.  Sgurr a Mhaim futher west, is the same. It's very distinctive... and a bit steep. Not so good on my knees coming down   

The glens are very green and lush though, so you get a lot of contrast, especially in these deep clefts. Bit soggier though  

Wildlife photos

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:57

Beautiful visitor Delta Golf - and an equally beautiful photo  

Doc and I got slightly sidetracked with Stac Pol there Sheps ....

The snow buntings are really sweet.....but it was lovely to see the polar bears again too  

Your pic of  the corn bunting and the comparison/differences with meadow pipits reminded me of a pic I got recently of one with some food for a youngster. Little insect eater 


Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:26
judieandbernie says:

That is one of 2 planters flanking my walk! No prisons here.

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 The reference is to Sharon's (the OP)  sheep hurdles, which have been misunderstood by another poster, not your planters. 

In reply to Sharon's mention of kaffir lilies, and not being able to grow them, is your soil very dry Sharon? They seem to prefer damper soil in my experience, so perhaps that's an  issue?


Posted: 16/09/2017 at 09:21

Really? Despite the fact that it's destroying all the native plants in it's path? 

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