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Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:50

All done outside now, lots of stuff sorted and grass all tidy.

Need another shower....

Joyce - Stob Dearg is such an iconic image that it looks wonderful at almost time of year doesn't it? I was lucky - it was a day like today when I did the ridge, but I had the shade going up the corrie and a nice breeze up top!   

I'm off to sort some of yesterday's pix for the camera thread. Got some good ones of the deer I startled....

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:43

Gorgeous pix fidget. Which honeysuckle is that? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:41

I had several chicky, but I split them all and they've been languishing in pots awaiting a proper bed for them....  

Hopefully they'll go in the bit at the back of the 'stension where they'll get the most sun 

Been out to take a couple of pix of Niobe as she's flowering now, and there's a few little flowers on the Libertia just in front of it.


Niobe from the other side of the screen with the late evening sun on her

Wider shot -  Chrysographes Irises are ready to open too

What is the name of this plant?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 19:55

Chrissy - they don't tend to be invasive here -  wet clay soil. Even when it's improved it's not an issue.

I only grow the white ones - Whirlwind is nice as it's semi double

Ponds and birdbaths

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 16:59

The magpies that use my pond are in and out about 4 or 5 times at one visit. Or 'hokey cokeying' as I call it - In, out, in, out, shake it all about....

Just as well I got  an outside tap put in - I had to top the pond up and aerate it a bit.

It's been so dry here that I can hillwalk in shoes - all the bogs are dry - unheard of. Lots of little pools, even near the summits,  are completely dried out too as there's been so little rain. 

Are we turning into Essex up here? I don't know how to speak the lingo.... 

Unknown plant - any ideas Please?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 16:54

Just check the size of your pic Mandy - there's an issue if they're larger than about 2.5 MB just now. That may be the reason it won't upload. If that's the case, you have to resize it - around 1 or 1.5 MB is fine 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:24

Gorgeous chicky. The wisteria is looking very healthy and happy. You could get some sheep in and save on grass cutting  

That hosta is gorgeous too - and virtually no nibbles!  I must get some alliums for this time of year. I have some things to remove form that border as they were stuck in to fill gaps. There's always a bit of a lull at this time of year - between spring bulbs going over, and summer stuff flowering. 

Honest guv - they wuz here! I haven't shown anyone here the mess I still have to sort down the side of the extension....


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:16

I think it's a good temporary fix obelixx. As long as it IS just temporary....

As the novice nuns said to each other - we just have to get into the habit....

I came in for some lunch and to get out of the heat for a few minutes. Ridiculous! I really shouldn't grow rocket in amongst other plants - I'm sure that was a bit of grass I had with my salmon  

Pots now ready for sowing basil and lettuce, and now that I've properly sorted the planter on the back fence I might even get the rest of the sweet peas and Arabis planted. Why is it that you never have the right size of screw for the job - no matter what you're doing? Grass will get cut too hopefully. 

Rats :(

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:38

In addition to Ladybird's advice re banging on the bin, if you soak it, they'll often look for somewhere drier to set up home - for obvious reasons!

What's Eating My Lillies?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:34

Slugs and snails often nibble them too unfortunately. We rarely get lily beetles up here, so it's usually the mollusc brigade doing the damage.  If you've put some pellets down, you might see a difference. 

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