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What lighting conditions does wild garlic like?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 22:00

It certainly grows in very dense shade - it's everywhere round here. The wet weather in spring probably helps 

It might not look effective if you only have garlic which is pretty for a short time and then it's just strappy, garlicky green leaves! Artjak and philippa have given some good suggestions for other planting to lengthen the season. If the area's on the dry side, you might be better growing plants which will thrive in that rather than trying to alter the conditions to suit the garlic better. 

The Fairy Family Holiday

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 21:03

Please do chicky. Scotland will welcome you with open arms - and I'd be happy to personally take you on a tour  

Bring a raincoat though...

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 21:01

It looks like the one I see regularly on hills, which is presumably the alpina one.

Always looks so pretty there, but it has plenty of room to do it's thing! 

The seaside

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:43

Welshonion - you're so right about the colouring on starlings I hate them for their messiness, but the beauty of their  'oil on water'  blue/green feathers is so striking. Same with magpies  

Plant photos from French hols

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:37

The olive grove's looks gorgeous artjak. 

That second plant is interesting. Bit like the flowers on ivy. 


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:29

Hosta - send her a copy of Bowie's 'Queen Bitch'...

It's her loss though.

Lyn - do you just want Hosta away on holiday so that you can pop round and nick some plants? 

Glad you had a good visit with ma Dove. At least in her own world she's happy. It would be so much worse if she was aggressive at seeing you as so often seems to be the case fro many families. 

Sounds like you had a nice afternoon visit lily 

The Fairy Family Holiday

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:21

RB - we're all quite small - especially oldest fairylet - so it was only 'snug'...

Glad you all enjoyed them -  I won't bore you with the other two hundred...


Do you think I could get a job with the tourist board?... 

The Fairy Family Holiday

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 19:40

Sorry - couldn't fit it all in one post Hosta 

Luckily older fairylet was here to help me  

The Fairy Family Holiday

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 19:40

and some more...

The approach to Inverness's 'local' hill 'Ben Wyvis'. Summit is out of sight at the farthest end of the plateau, about one and a half miles from that first  top 'An Cabar'

and a view out towards the Beauly Firth from just below the summit. Patch of snow still lying in the eastern side of the corrie

 Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain in Glen Affric

The 'Harry Potter' viaduct at Glenfinnan

The  north west side of Nevis, with Carn Mor Dearg and part of the arrete between it and the summit

Urqhuart Castle on Loch Ness


And finally - some moody views of Loch Ness


....but no sign of Nessie ...


Hope you enjoyed our little tour of the Scottish Highlands  

The Fairy Family Holiday

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 19:35

Thought  I'd put  a few pix together of our hols to let anyone who's interested see some of our lovely Scottish scenery.

It's often hidden behind mist, cloud and rain so here's what it actually looks like! 

This is where we stayed

 Fort Augustus - showing part of the Caledonian Canal

 one of the locks on the canal

The monument at Glenfinnan, looking out over Loch Shiel

 panoramic view of Loch Shiel

 The view from Arisaig, on the west coast south of Mallaig

Ardmair Bay, just north of Ullapool on the west coast. The view my parents will always have, and the fairylets are enjoying it too

Looking south from the beach at Ullapool

 The eastern end of the same beach


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