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Chelsea photos 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 20:59

Lovely photos Liri. I was going to suggest tying  a couple of sheep on there too! 

Ventilated woman....titter ye not...

I'm off to look at obelixx's pix now  

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 20:55

I like that David. I'll have to experiment next time I get near one on a hill. Might have to pick your brains about how to do it though...

A few from today at Beinn an Lochain, near the Rest and be Thankful. I was there in September, but the skies were a bit clearer today 

From about half way up, summit ridge on the left with Loch Fyne in the distance, and the end of the ridge from Binnein an Fhidlier on the right (across the other side of the A83.)

Some of the many craggy outcrops en route



The Cruachan hills, near Oban, in the background

Perhaps Cleve could do one like this next year at Chelsea 

The Arrochar Alps with  Ben More visible right at the back (just right of centre)

A different pano - looking down from one of the ledges near the top

Nature's way of surviving hillwalkers' boots - the little reeds just grow round the edges of the 'steps' 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 20:29

Best place for 'em though archie   Cuppa and crime for me  - Wallander

Been out and cut the front grass and clipped the edges. All tidy now, although I'll need to reseed a couple of areas where the big bag of sand was. One of the polyanthus has seeded and there are now 5 little babies near the front gate. I'll relocate them and see what they turn out to be  

That's fine Dove - it won't take you long to get here from Cornwall...honest...

Alstroemeria 'picking'

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 18:01

You can pick Alstromeira as often as you want really - they're good, long lasting flowers in a vase.

Montbretia can be a pain to get rid of.  I've found weedkiller isn't very effective, even applied several times. You have to dig it out and those little corms are very tough - they can break off easily and each one will regrow. You just have to persevere   

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:47

Could your OH come and dig up the bits of concrete at the back of my 'stension Dove? They're right where the edge of the new border will be....

Tree's going to be smart - your pix weren't there when I posted. I love Amelanchier. Great for wildlife  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:36

Glad the neck's ok Dove, and you and doc have both had a productive day. 

Hope the weather stays favourable for your jaunt to Hosta's - I'd send you ours but we're hanging on to it in case this is all the good stuff we get! 

I'm not getting any offers to make dinner here unfortunately...

I was slightly concerned when LP said she was having a fight with a rector...and on a Sunday too...

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:10

Evening all - is it technically evening yet?

Short day, a hill I've done before, not too hot on the hill but the car thermometer was reading 19 on the way home about 4ish. Nice day slightly spoiled by the traffic jam caused by an a**e on a motor bike. When will they ever learn...

No pickaxe Joyce - did as I was told today...    Lovely view of 'your' Cruachan hills too. I'll post a few pix later. The lower slopes  are all covered in bluebells just now.  Heard the Arrochar cuckoo. First time this year. I had to laugh when I was approaching the car. Three people were on the rocks in the burn (which is right by the layby at the start of the walk)  ....trying to start a barbecue. Has the world gone completely mad? 

I say - name and shame doc. No need for that nonsense. 

Don't think I could cope with that sort of journey obelixx. Even without the ferry crossing! Looking forward to your pix-I'll take a swatch at them later. 

I was going to do some steaming Liri, but never quite got round to it.  I feel much better though thanks. Just wish my food tasted of something!

Begonia Tubers and Clematis Query

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 16:52

If it's in a bigger pot, and the roots are filling it well, you could probably plant it out Natalie. That variety is quite robust. Just make sure you prepare the planting hole well and plant deeply. Water in well, and keep an eye out for slugs and snails. 

If you don't want to put it in the ground, follow the same procedure for a pot,  making sure there's adequate drainage, and also make sure you have some decent sized support for it. Even a youngish plant will get to decent size this year. You need to be more vigilant with watering if it's in a pot too. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:24

Told you it was like concrete Joyce! 

A lot  of the garden has been created by using it. There was nothing here when I moved in - compacted grass, slabs, gravel, and tree roots.  

It 's all good exercise!  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:16

I've bumped the thread up with my comments GWRS. For what they're worth. Probably offended a few folk with my post....not about the photos I hasten to add... 

Resting now Panda. Walking tomorrow 

Migraines are a horrible thing. Hope you're better tomorrow. I know someone who had to take injections for them. 

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