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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:19

I heard it on the radio on the way home Joyce  

Also caught a good bit of Johnnie Walker's chat with John Lodge of The Moody Blues and he played Blue Guitar from the lovely album he did with Justin Hayward. Heaven  

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:02

Evening all. Home from the hill - well, three quarters of the hill - don't ask...

Got some lovely photos  (hopefully!) so not a completely wasted day. Knee was playing up a bit so I made a decision to turn back before the summit. It'll still be there for another day. Such is life  

I see you've all been busy with hedgehogs, absent or otherwise, Hosta's rock jack,  visits to gardens, walks, just chillin', or 'fairground attractions'... 

Looking froward to Dove's pix too. 

I've had a shower, a cuppa, and now I'm waiting for dinner, which older fairylet has made. 

Prunus subhirtella

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 06:36

Is it in shade or full daylight then? You've said it's in both....

Most flowering trees will flower in some shade without any real problem, providing they have the right soil conditions and climate etc. A small tree can take a while to get going too.Unless they're in total shade and an unsuitable site, there shouldn't be any major issue.

Plants identity

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 06:28

Is the first one quite small GD? It has a look of feverfew about it, although the leaves don't like that. It's proper name is Tanacetum so perhaps you might find something more like it under that name.

There are so many 'daisy' flowers though, and they may also grow in a slightly different way in your neck of the woods!

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 06:22

Morning all....or anyone who's here   Afties Pat 

Know what you mean about the phone signals. My parents' house was in suburbia,  not in the sticks, but it was hopeless to get a signal in it, unless you went upstairs and parked on the  half landing at the window! If you went to the end of the road, you'd suddenly get a flurry of texts and missed calls!

I can see some of my jigsaws now - daughter wanted me to put a cake one on, so we did that. She wouldn't let me do it once we started. I think she might be a convert too 

Taking daughter to work and then off to Glen Etive. Funny how her father has suddenly decided he'll have the girls on a Friday night rather than Saturday....and how did I know that would happen....

Glad you had a good trip chicky - although a bit 'on and off'    

Progress being made Clari. Suddenly it'll all come together  

Don't be fiddling with that rock before work Hosta. Don't want you looking like a Roadrunner cartoon....

Looks to be a nice day here again. I can see a few stars so it must be clear. Too dark to see just now.

Have a good day everyone, whatever you get up to. 

Propagation advice

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 19:57

Yep - sweet peas are hardy. They might need a little protection from the worst of the winter weather once they become small plants ( a cold frame or cold greenhouse well ventilated)  but not otherwise. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 19:53

Great stuff Hosta - the weight loss and the rock! You must feel the benefit of it. 

Take it easy shifting your rock though...we don't you ending up in casualty...

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 19:42

Evening all. A productive day outside and dinner on - albeit slightly late for me...

I heard about that pumpkin on the radio...must be bonkers!

Clari - I wrecked a hoover when I had building work done in a previous house. Brush and shovel was better initially 

The slate is lovely - hard to beat. 

Not decided where to go yet Joyce. Thinking of one of the ones in Glen Etive ( Meall nan Eun) as I didn't do it with it's neighbour when I was there in June, or heading back to Lochgoilhead to do Beinn Bheula. I came home the day I went there as I didn't feel too well. Weather looking promising for both hills 

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 19:31

Papi Jo - GD mentioned the fact about Guernsey being in Britain but not the UK. I simply wondered about the reason. I knew it wasn't part of France - or not now anyway.

Thank you for the explanation GD  

Will have a look at the jigsaw site Pat. I use Fairygirl55 as Fairygirl on it's own was already taken. I can see myself getting quite hooked...

Now where's that photo of the Ring of Steall when I was up there...that would take a while  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 19:20

Pleasant here too Joyce. Got up to about 15 or 16 with the sun. Lovely for working in. 

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