Fairygirl


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Ant nest in stipa

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 11:07

Give it a good soaking with a few buckets of water, gatehill.


They don't like wet conditions and that might be enough to send them on their way to somewhere less annoying for you!

Aphids on young apple tree

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 11:03

Repeat what you've done with the hose and by hand Mamalion. The more birds you can encourage into your garden the better, as they'll help hoover them up - blue tits especially. Try hanging a little feeder in the branches and see if you can get some to move in there  

Amelanchier in a pot

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 11:00

Yes - they grow extremely well up here too. Loads of moisture and clay soil.


Very hard to replicate the ideal conditions in a pot over a long period of time. 

Karen Carpenter goodbye to love

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:58

When you consider the more recent death of Michael Jackson, the availability of all sorts of dubious 'medicines' isn't confined to the sixties and seventies. The people supplying these pills and potions are the real problem, sadly.


Frightening when you consider that many of them are also qualified doctors. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:47

I'll bet ppauper! Is NW - Ireland or here? Pardon my ignorance 


The approach road alongside the loch was hoaching with them Joyce. Beautiful, and tiny. Must look up the butterfly site to get an ID  

Amelanchier in a pot

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:19

Needs to be in the ground Muffs. Not really suitable for a pot long term. 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:17

I've just done them T'bird and Wonks   


There were quite a lot of cars in the parking area but there's two other Munros you do from the same point so some people will have been doing them. The chap I met at the first summit was lovely - spent ages chatting to him about the runner, and all sorts of other stuff! Only met a couple of other people so it was very quiet and peacefuI - the silence is deafening! I get annoyed if I see two cars in the car park when I arrive...


Loads of bees and  hoverflies buzzing about on the way. Weirdest moment was when I reached the second summit cairn and a butterfly fluttered by. 3,600 feet above sea level. Astonishing 


Enjoy your day and keep calm  

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:10

Love those pix GD. Looks like that will be a terrific area for wildlife, and people, over time 


Some from yesterday's long day on Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain at Loch Treig, east of Fort Bill. 


Tons of little blue butterflies on the walk in. This one eventually stayed still long enough to get a pic 



Heading up to the first top. Steep up through the crags, but worse coming down! 



Mheadhoin coming into view from the next 'top' Meall Cian Dearg



A nice view of the final approach to Mheadhoin with the plane overhead 



Just the other side of the stony, shaley summit, with the second Munro ahead Stob Coire Easain



Pano from the same point, looking south towards Glencoe. 



 Looking across to the aptly named Grey Corries, Mamores, Nevis etc, from the summit plateau



Weary legs took me to the final summit of the day. Summit cairn is perched on the edge of the steep corrie



Then back by the same route. My little legs were objecting to the idea of the re-ascent! 



The view from the north end of the lochan on the drive back out. The hills aren't visible from here - they're south of this, down the right hand side, tucked out of sight  



Then I 'rescued' a dodgy looking lamb lying on the road and frothing at the mouth a few hundred yards further on.  


Called in at the house further on and she said she'd give the owner a call. My good deed for the day. Although I think it was heading for some mint sauce....  

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:26

Dove 


As Joyce says, holidays are tricky when you've sown seeds. 


Good point Joyce - I may follow your advice 


A little pic from yesterday for Wonks. Some clean mountain air. Enjoy  



I'll add more on the camera thread soon 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:15

I'd echo what LP and BM have said. There will be difficulties, but ultimately, the realisation that it's the right decision comes through, and then things start to improve surprisingly quickly. xx

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