Latest posts by Fairygirl

Sedum plants from cuttings

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 17:19

They're very tough. It's wet conditions they don't like, so keep them against a house wall or similar while they're small. That way, they won't get too wet when it rains - even during winter. 

They're easiest as stem cuttings, as philippa says.You can pull bits off at almost any time and stick them in a bit of gritty compost and they'll root quite readily.


Posted: 09/11/2017 at 17:15

In a word - no.

If you have clumps (or even one or two bulbs) you'd need to cut a hole for them to come through successfully. 

Wildlife photos

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:50

They are pretty resourceful aren't they?  

I think they get lots of bits and bobs at summit cairns too. All those folk who bring sandwiches and drop pieces....

Escallonia cutting/layer

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:27

Lovely area Poly. There'll be a bit of snow on Wyvis I should think. 

I don't mind winter as long as I can get out on a hill or two.The cold wet is miserable though. 

Reasons to be cheerful

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:25

scroggin - are you sure it's only the dog that's having a nap after the walk..... 

Getting a good day on the hill always makes me cheerful, but it's hard to beat that cup of tea when you get home....

A good cake always makes me cheerful. You can never have too many of 'em....  

Wildlife photos

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:18

And a very chubby one too Sheps! Lovely jubbly  

Love your pheasant too. He's very smart as well.

The ravens were being more compliant than usual on Sunday. Haven't done any walk photos yet, but I caught these two on one of  the little crags near the summit.  Bit out of focus I think, unfortunately, but I had to be quick!

They'd found something to pick at under the frozen ground.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 17:07

Evening all. You're much younger than me Hosta - how  can you need an old person check up!  

No idea what I weigh or what my BMI is. If  my clothes don't fit it's because I've been eating too much crap. I address it at that point. Works for me. Are we meant to go for these check ups or do they tell you if you need one?  

Sad about Antonio Carluccio.  

Horrible dank, cold day here. Can't recall the last time the temp was in double figures. Has to be at least ten days, unless it got there on Sunday when I was playing in the snow.

Wasp princess and drone

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 12:35

Fantastic photos - you must be thrilled you got those  

Great predators - they get such a rough deal. I love watching them harvest wood from fences etc. Fantastic.

Did the gardening help you to lose weight?

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 12:27
Joyce21 says:

Fairy, Garcinia will give you the "runs" according to Mr Google so not advisable to take when going on a hill.

See original post

Oh sh*t  ....err...maybe not the best response.....

PPauper - you're right - or were they in the mixed doubles....

Don't you just love these stupid threads that WUMs start?  

Escallonia cutting/layer

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 08:10

I'd leave it too Poly. You could go for it if you bring it undercover, but it's probably less work to wait till spring. It'll look after itself under there 

Are you Inverness side or north west Poly? We've had some snow on the west hills this week so it's definitely feeling more wintery. Plenty of  frosts here where I am too - so much better than rain!

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