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Camera Talk

Posted: Yesterday at 07:58

Great photos Pat - love the kook and the termites mounds. One of the wildlife progs did a piece on termites and I found it fascinating. 

Your quince is beautiful. It's clear you have quite a challenging location and climate to garden in Pat. Makes any successes even better, I'd think  

I laughed at the tree pic too - I love how people can sometimes just accept what they have and work with it accordingly!

Last edited: 20 October 2016 07:59:50

Cheap Kitchens South Wales

Posted: Yesterday at 07:52

Bye bye freeloader 

Disturbing a newly planted Peony

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:09

You'd probably need to mix enough wet material with your leaf mould to keep it from moving around, but just keep it away from the crown. It might be better with a heavier mulch of something like gravel instead, losgood. As Bob says, you don't want anything damp sitting permanently over the crown, so a wet mulch is fine everywhere else but not directly on the middle. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 08:05

That's one way of solving the problem Pat! Glad you liked the photos. The skies here have been very varied in the last week. 

Lovely to see your photos Malcolm. The boy in the front at the right hand side made me laugh. He looks very unhappy at getting his photo taken!  

They remind me of all my Mum  and Dad's photos. My Mum would have been 90 today. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 07:59

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around  

Have a lovely trip DD - I'm sure your friends are well aware that French isn't your first language and will be very accomodating 

Hoep the weather is pleasant for the sightseeing. Always helps. Cold and dry here - I went out to take another moon shot as it's clear, and it's about four degrees just now. Hope I don't need to scrape the car. We had a gorgeous sunrise a few days ago - like a Turner painting. I put some pix on the camera thread but here's one for anyone who hasn't been up early enough to see one  

What a lovely person you are Hosta - as if we didn't know it already ...  

It's timely when the story about the old lady being 'rescued' by the cafe owner has been in the news. Sometimes we don't realise that a few words can make a massive difference to someone who's struggling or lonely. Gives you back some faith in the human race.

Better shift - more salt to mine....have a good day everyone, especially the ones with aches and pains

Bargain hellebores

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:42

I'm half English - my Dad was a Londoner who moved up here in the forties after meeting my Mum. He lived here for the rest of his life. I don't have a strong Glasgow accent, but I'm well aware of all the ins and outs of it .....

I don't speak Gaelic either - but I love finding out the translations of our hills which all have Gaelic names. Some of them are very tricky to pronounce!

Books, catalogues, magazines or digital?

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 19:24

If I want to read - it has to be a 'book', but I'm all for anything that encourages people to read, so if they do it online, it's fine by me. 

I'd rather browse online for seeds or plants nowadays - I just save the items or sites in my favourites or bookmarks.

I no longer buy newspapers either  

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

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