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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 17:40

They're really pretty Berghill. I think I had some in a previous garden, but I really can't remember  

Did they establish quite easily as bulbs? 

Naturalising snowdrops

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 17:36

They'll be fine then TTC 

Rodents (and other creatures) will often eat or dig up bulbs, cornelly, but it depends where they are and what the ground's like etc. We had loads of mice there too, but rabbits were always the main issue with plants. The snowdrops were well established in the grass, and quite deep. Not quite so easy for them to get at  

A layer of chicken wire over them will also help prevent anything digging them up. Again, depends where you put them and how much effort you want to go to in preventing anything getting at them. Some losses are inevitable now and again, as with anything planted en masse. 

Naturalising snowdrops

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 12:52

We had a long run of them along the boundary at my last house, in the grass with daffosils. The rabbits didn't eat t hem so it was lovely for late winter and into spring. Ground was good an wet from the rain, but also because it was the run off from the spring feeding the ponds. They thrived in it.

If you plant underneath trees they should be fine as long as the ground's moist enough. Not usually an issue if  the trees are deciduous, or you get alot of rain. They don't like dry soil long term   

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 12:46

Gorgeous Berghill. Are those little Aconites with them too?

Mine look like this 

Definitely going to get some for my  pots with dwarf  Iris, after Obelixx  talking about it yesterday.  These are less productive now, although I love them, but snowdrops could be put in there instead.

Might get some more of them as well though! 

I have to admit that I tittered when reading BM's comment about hoar's frost...it's in the singular, BM  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 20:48

I'll stick with my tea thanks, Dove 

Glad all is well.

I remember you saying your MIL lives there doc. It's hard enough living there without that to deal with. I can't decide whether to move up there or the west side when I retire. Aboyne, slightly further east, is also lovely. So many beautiful places to choose from  

The old Cockbridge to Tomintoul road was pretty hairy at the weekend apparently.  Not been as bad as most winters though. We always know winter's arrived when they first announce it as being closed due to snow 

Blowing a hoolie here, at the back, where it's in the line of fire.  Like one of those sound effects they use for haunted houses 

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 20:20

Chicky had mentioned having a couple in her garden aym. 

We had them regularly round the corner. Eldest daughter always loved them.  I probably have a photo somewhere, but it was pre digital cameras so it'll be in a pack of photos in a box!

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 20:08

We were lucky to have some visiting at the cottage we rented on holiday in 2015 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 19:48

They had a dreadful time in the flooding,T'bird. It's a really beautiful place - been there many times. The river was right up to the bridge in Ballater, at the eastern end. The little caravan site on the banks down below it was completely destroyed. 

You'll have driven on the new bit of road  too. They had to quickly create it as it disappeared completely into the river, and the bridges were all down.  There isn't anywhere to divert traffic, other than through the estate, which wouldn't have been feasible long term. Abergeldie Castle survived (  just past Balmoral Castle and Crathie etc ) although it was touch and go whether it would be swept away along the Dee   

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 19:22

Gorgeous BL  

Hoping mine get a move on soon. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 19:14

Liri - I'm almost ashamed to admit,  I've never seen Holy Grail    

I love those Pele towers too. They knew how to build a fort in those days! 

I wonder if it's visible from Beinn Sgulaird, which sits to the east of it, all on it's own. The hills in between aren't very high so it's a possibility.  I no longer have photos ( deleted as they contain the ex )  but I'm sure I've climbed it. I'll just have to go back on a good day and get more to see if I can see it   

It might be clearly visible from further up Loch Linnhe too. There's a duo of Munros on the west side of the loch that I have my  eye on for a longer outing in spring or summer. I'll have to arrange clear blue skies to give me a good chance of a photo  

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