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Naturalising snowdrops

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 14:26

One of the few things they don't seem to snack on Hosta, in my experience. They annihilate tulips and crocus, but daffs ar ok too. 

It's a beautiful sight when you have a 'run' of them in late winter. I don't have any photos of the ones at my last house, but they were a delight, and a real promise of spring, which can be a long time in coming up here. 

Hard pruning euonymus

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 14:21

They're tough old things Janet - quite hard to kill  

I've never found sap in them musher. Are you maybe thinking of Euphorbias? 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 14:20

Very moving story Liri. We've uncovered some sad things about my uncle who died late last year. Not really for sharing though.

Madeira would be too hot for me -  I'll stick with draughty, wet, snowy old Scotland, and all it's fierce beauty.  

Dove - I'm going to have to seriously disagree with you. We have more sky than it's possible to use in a lifetime    

LG - we're here whenever you feel the need. Sometimes just reading other people's ramblings - I have a lot of those - is comforting. I've found that many times here 

Hosta's bonking toads might bring a smile to your face, even if the image isn't so cheery..... 

Hope LP is a bit more like herself today too. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 08:12

I should have been clearer Berghill - I meant your aconites as bulbs !  

I've always bought snowdrops in the green because of the drying out issue, and will probably get a few more for pots and other places in the garden. Don't think I'd ever bother trying them as bulbs although some people have success with them. A good supplier would make a difference I expect 

Hundreds of missing bulbs

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 07:58

Dinah - that's miserable. I hope you get a resolution but, as has been said, it could be a long fight.

Good luck, and use every method at your disposal.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 07:52

Morning all/afties Pat if you're there 

Not seen that film either but I heard it was brilliant. Not a cinema visitor though, so I'll have to wait till it's on TV

Lots of pots and all sorts of things blown around the garden after the weather last night, so I'll have to do a quick run round gathering before I head out.  It's a bit calmer now and hopefully no damage. It'll have to wait till I come back from work anyway.

Hope you're a bit chirpier today Dove.

Gairloch for you eventually perhaps, doc? 

Naturalising snowdrops

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 20:08

It sounds terrific TTC  

Good luck with it and hope you enjoy it all

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 20:06

Tuck up warm and don't feel any guilt in doing it either Dove - I certainly wouldn't  

Hugs from me too LP. I understand that sort of day, having had one out of the blue last weekend xx

Good for her Hosta. What's wrong with these idiots? Frankly, they deserve Trump and everything dodgy that he does.

Lovely little birds Liri. Hope you manage to get some pix soon. Envious of the long tailed ones too - they're beautiful. Get the batteries charged 

Stay safe tomorrow chicky. Don't be putting up any umbrellas.....

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 18:20

Lovely photos Jacqueline. I like the second one best - really nice composition  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 17:58

Evening all. Manky sort of day here and a bit breezy but nothing compared to the norm for winter. It's been very odd. Lots of dry frosty weather which is great, and only two small falls of snow - so far.  I ain't complaining!

Sorry you're a bit cruddy again Dove. Lousy when you feel you should be ready to get up and go  

doc - my head  says go north east rather than north west, but my heart says north west. It's a no brainer really.  You're absolutely right - west is best .  Definitely the best hills, because of the weather, which of course is the only drawback!    Have you seriously considered coming up here, or is it just wishful thinking? 

My snowdrops aren't flowering yet Liri - but the ones near my work are. It's a bit higher there than me (I'm 400 feet above sea level) but perhaps more sheltered, but it shouldn't make that much difference. I'm just wondering if mine aren't the bog standard ones. Haven't really thought about it before   

They were a gift from my sister, and they have quite bluey foliage compared to the normal ones. Perhpas I should investigate 

I've forgotten everything else that's been said 

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