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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:57

You won't be able to move after that meal Lesley....

I forgot you'd been grafting with your slate etc Hosta. I'm sure it's a big factor. I'm always in more pain after doing things in the garden than I am after walking, even if there's a  two and a half hour drive before and after.  Music is a must obelixx - I had  some loud Tom Petty on the way home yesterday. Peaceful, gentle James Taylor is a delight on the way there, but would have made me too sleepy on the way back  

I got some alliums and crocus at HB last week Hosta. Just been planting them in the new border. Very cheap and look decent enough quality. I've planted some of my new alliums from Peter Nyssen too, and made space for others in the raised bed, after ripping out a geranium which was just a filler. It's a bit of a weed, but useful. I really need to go out front and lift turf - I keep putting it off...

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:40

I'm always tempted by Dahlias, Verd, but can't be doing with the lifting and storing. I'm too lazy  

Not a bad morning here, but rain forecast for later so I should get out and do summat if the old bones can stand it. I missed the glorious weather yesterday as I was away from half six in morning till about half seven at night. Beautiful moon again last night  though 

Camera Talk

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:32

Missed your post  there Lesley. Thank you. The conditions were perfect for walking - not too hot for the long, low level bit, a light breeze now and again, but plenty of sun and clear skies. Could have done with lip salve - my lips were a bit nippy when I got home!  

The loch looked like this six months ago 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:07

Nice to see you Ggirl. You're always so busy with your pallets! 

Glad the grass is greening up Dove. My front garden is quite soggy but I don't walk on it much anyway so it's not really an issue.

Rain coming in later so I should really go and do some turf lifting forlaying more slabs as path along the front of the 'stension. Not sure my aching body can cope though  

Just looked at the nursery website.  I thought they weren't doing their sale this year - but  they now have 25% off. Hurray - glad I didn't go last week!  

I need a couple of shrubs for the corner and side where I've been busy. I'll try not to spend too much though....

Any guidance?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:49

In pots you can plant the bulbs in more densely than you would in the garden. You'll get a better dispaly that way too. Minnow is a nice little daff 


although that would be 'handy' and would save buying more 

Camera Talk

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:44

Not sure I'd have got much in the ruckie either Joyce.... 

the track is of historic interest too, as it's part of Jock's Road which goes right through to Glen Clova. Jock fought for the right to use the old drove road, when the new landowner of Glen Doll estate tried to ban all access. It led to the Scottish Rights of way Act in the late 19th century. 

Has topsoil actually been put under my turf?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:22

Yes - dig up a few bits here and there Lou, and you have some evidence there for the builders, although they'll probably come up with some excuse about the soil  

It's the usual issue with new builds unfortunately. Hope you get some sort of resolution with it though. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:18

Not quite lily - although it's still about 12/14 miles walk.

Last time I was there was back in March when the loch was frozen  

Enjoy your decorating - I still have loads to do  

Last edited: 18 September 2016 09:19:15

Which foxglove?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:12

I have Pam's Choice too which is lovely,  and also Snow Thimble which is meant to be smaller, but is huge here with our wet climate and soil. As nut says, your drier conditions will keep them smaller, but you may have to move things if they aren't suitable height wise. Mine seed into lots of different places, including the drier areas where there's gravel. 

It might be worth having some mid height perennials too, to give a better balance. Campanulas are a good suggestion as there are lots of different varieties and sizes.  A couple of evergreens for structure, and support for the taller plants, could also be useful. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:04

I had to laugh when I took the car for it's MOT recently. I now have a cushion to stop a numb b*m on long journeys, but the guys must have thought it was because I couldn't get the seat high enough, so they adjusted it and put the cushion on the passenger seat!  

It's surprising just how big a difference it makes if you're not in the right position for any length of time. 

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