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Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:16

Morning all. Haven't caught up with you all yet - been reading my new book 

chicky - so easily done. Hope you're ok. It does give you a fright though.

Glad you're a bit better today KEF. 

Snow has gone - to be replaced by rain - but it's come back on again now. Think it was forecast for northern England and southern Scotland today LP. We'll probably just get a mix of hail, sleet and snow for a while. Ironing for me today I think....  

Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:12

I'm not going to comment other than to say I don't think this is really the place for a debate of this kind, but I'd say that complacency can be a threat to decent people, in all sorts of ways.

I also agree with fidget about tourists being fed a story to keep them from heading for home - it was my first thought when I read Hosta's post about the explanation they were given. 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:49

It's a great book T'bird-I can thoroughly recommend it 

Good to see you Hogweed -hope you had a pleasant Christmas 

Good to see archie back too 

I'm off to watch the rest of Sherlock. Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone.


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 17:43

Will do T'bird 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:49

T'bird - the girls gave me the Munro calendar fro a present - it's by Colin Baxter and Cameron McNeish, but Mr Prior's photography is stunning. He did a terrific programme about the Karakorum mountains which was on here a while ago. You might be able to get it online. I think it was called Colin Prior - Mountain Man (or similar) The photography , and the lengths he goes to in order to get it, is amazing. I've yet to do any of the Torridon hills - but I hope I can get the chance. The distance is now the issue for me - it's not feasible for one day trips. Argyll is very handy for me, so I visit those hills frequently  

This crazy climate

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:40

They love the apples David and it's a good way of keeping them in one place so that they can eat the whole thing. I used to do something similar in the past by coring the apple and tying it to a tree support.  

They've eaten a couple today -  the ground was frozen and snowy. It gives them something juicy. They had a load of raisins as well as lots of sunflower hearts. There definitely seems to be two proper pairs which is lovely 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:35

I knocked the snow off the phormiums, hebes, conifers  and the fatsia.

Put endless amounts of food out for the blackbirds 

Does that count? 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:24

Glad you enjoyed the Cameron McNeish programme T'bird. He's pretty much the main man when it comes to hillwalking  If you want to see stunning photos - take a look at some of the walk reports on the site.  They are absolutely breathtaking 

Plant Identification? Similar to buxus?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 16:06

Hi Jordan - strangely enough we've just been discussing topiary on another thread. Try googling Lonicera nitida - that might just be what you have 

When to plant out perennial plug plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:48

I think that should be banned right away Verd 

I certainly don't want to give you incorrect info Sam - but I've never heard of anyone having issues with cats and lilies. I think it's a case of common sense most of the time, and you're probably going about it the right way 

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