Fairygirl


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Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 12:38

Slightly further north Anomander - west central Scotland. Lots of rain and not too much warm sun  


and yes - it's so wonderful, Verdun's thinking of moving up here to enjoy our beautiful scenery. He's got to bring extra clothes though  


I expect you can get some online too. There are lots of good suppliers who might have a few plants left. We have a thread here for all the places we recommend - it's called The Good Guys . Verd started it a while back  

Planting under shaded bay window

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:12

Ah - yes, alatus wouldn't do well there - different thing altogether unfortunately Simon. More of a specimen shrub / focal point really.


Perhaps you can find another spot for one of those in your garden  

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:08

It was beautiful day GD. About  or 8 years ago I think. I have a lot of nice photos from that walk.


Joyce - you aren't biased by any chance are you ? 


I had a chance to get a good photo of those two coming back down the road from the Easains recently but didn't stop. Bit annoyed that I didn't, but I'll hopefully get another chance. There's worse places to live than Ballachulish  


It's a stunning area doc. Hard to pic a favourite hill round there - so spoiled for choice. I've still to do the Aonach Eagach ridge. My ex was never keen but I've spoken to a few people recently who are making me feel more confident about it. Maybe next year  


Here's another of the same hills


Planting new front garden

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:01


It's  a handy plant, Iberis Lou. The hellebores will be a really good addition too   


Hope to see some nice pix when you get it all done  

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:59

Morning Dove. I'll try...


Yes - Chris Boardman was quite restrained wasn't he? I can imagine what he said off camera...

Work

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:57

Lou - I think you're right. Would be interesting to see how these bullies (because that's what they are) would react if it was one of their own family who was ill....


I have experience of that too. Not pleasant. Doesn't take much to be kind to people who have been unwell. If it's not a physical injury, they can't seem to understand it. 


and yes, how ironic when they're in the medical profession...

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:48

Morning all/afties Pat if you're about.


Hideous windy night here - kept me awake so not a good night's sleep. Doesn't appear to be any damage though thankfully. 


However, a great night for Britain with young Adam Peaty. Class act.  What a terrific role model.  


Mixed fortunes in the tennis 


Work for me too so I'll have a quick look round before I head out.


Have a good day everyone. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:48

Good isn't it?  


Like an inversion on hills, but upside down and without the mountain tops  



Just generally cloudy and dull now. 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 20:49:04

The great man

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:42

That's a lovely reminder of him hogweed  


Does anyone remember the thing with the terracotta pots - he made a circular feature with them. Started with a big one and put another inside it and so on down to a tiny one in the centre, with sand in between each one.  Like Russian dolls..   


That might have been the courtyard you mention  hogweed 

Planting under shaded bay window

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:38

I have Osmanthus burkwoodii in a similar position. Nice green foliage and scented white flowers in late winter/early spring. Sarcococca (winter box) would also be happy - not unlike Osmanthus to look at, also with scented flowers. There are lot of variegated foliage plants too - Euonymous is ideal for a shady spot. Green/gold and green/cream varieties readily available. 


You could also plant some Heucheras in front of your shrubs - lots of good colours and very easy to grow. Tiarellas and Heucherallas are similar. Don't forget some spring bulbs and maybe some hellebores too.


All nice and easy to work with - they mainly just get on with it. Hope that gives you a few ideas to start with   

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