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Camera Talk

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:17

Sorry about that Malcolm - my Dad struggled too, in his later years.

If you click on the camera icon at the top right of the box for replying, it'll bring up a fiel for the photos you have on your computer. The only issue just now is that you have to have them at around 1 or 2 MB for them to upload, so you may have to resize.  In the meantime, I'll check out your link  

It was my reward for not getting out on a hill Joyce    

Snow being forecast for later in the week - some on the higher ones just now- but hopefully I'll get out one day at the weekend. 

Bargain hellebores

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:50

Actually - it's pronounced 'Sellick' if you're a Glaswegian.........

Camera Talk

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

Love those Pat 

Always love to see your landscapes too GD. 

Oakridge - it would be nice if you could put some of your pix directly on here too. It's good to see photos 'directly' if you know what I mean! 

There's been some beautiful moons and skies here in the last few days. I've managed to get a few

The 'Turner-esque' sunrise on Sunday

Too late to seed...or not?

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:32

I'd agree with you Des - not worth doing now if you're in Wales. I certainly wouldn't sow seed up here beyond early/mid September. Our temps are consistently low during the day and seed would rot with all the rain. Better to wait till spring. 

Your current project(s)

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:26
BobFlannigon says:

Ha!  That's an epic amount of work, Fairy!  I must admit to flinching slightly at the thought of so much painted fence.  Our last house used to have one and it was tedious having to repaint it every year just to keep it looking good (not bad?)

..and it's all double sided too, Bob   

A concrete liner's a good idea, but I'm not sure how well it would get pushed up just with liner filled with water. Perhaps if the mix was very soft , but it would take a while to go off I think. Let us know how you get on though  

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:20

They're lovely Johnny. Could almost be one of the long tailed tits we have here. 

I have lots of coal tits visiting, and they feel secure enough to sit inside the cage and eat, instead of grabbing food and flitting off to a nearby  tree or shrub. The blue and great tits are in on a regular basis now that the weather's colder, and the robin and dunnocks are never far away. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 19:08

Evening all. Lovely pic obelixx. Nice when you get a little bonus  

Bit unpleasant here - hasn't got above  twelve/thirteen at any point. Cold wind. Rainy now. 

Joyce - if you do a search of 'mountains' or 'Scottish mountains' you'll find mine. Go into 'Explore' and click on 'popular tags'. If mountains isn't listed, type it in to the search box 

Nice to see Steve - thought he'd abandoned us... 

Has anyone heard from doc? He's been away a long time...


Posted: 14/10/2016 at 07:55

It's only a cutting. As Ladybird says, get it in a pot and overwinter somewhere sheltered. It'll need potting on a few times until it's big enough to withstand being put into a bed or border. It will also be susceptible to slug and snail damage for the next year while it gets big enough to defend itself.

Remember to plant deeply too to encourage more stems from below ground. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 07:49

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around  

Dark and damp here. Looking to be abit wild over the weekend. Oh well - such is the way of it. 

End of the month for the clocks Clari.

I see Hosta's continuing to lower the tone....tut tut...would never catch me doing that. Thought you only had big rocks?.....

Lantana - I thought the same about the gorilla  

Grass Seed Hasn't Germinated

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:09

Too cold I'd reckon.

Grass needs a min temp of around  10  to 12 degrees to germinate. At this time of year it will be slow, especially if you're in a colder area. It also needs to be in good conatct with the soil. If you're watering a lot, it may simply rot rather than germinate.

The ground doesn't look very hospitable for grass either. You need good light, and good friable, well drained soil for grass to do well. 

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