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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:50

Morning all/afties Pat - you've been busy  

Damp and cloudy here now,cloud and sun for today supposedly, so I may get the grass cut later.

A couple of tomatoes have germinated so that's good. I don't sow them early, no where to put them as the growhouse won't keep them cosy enough till next month. I need to start moving everything that's next to the fence. pots and in the ground,  so that the builders can get in. Not sure where I'll put them...

Hope everyone slept well and those who are poorly are on the mend. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:30

You went a walk today RB 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 22:08

It was around 1900 feet where I found the spawn. There were several little pools not far away but froggy clearly didn't fancy them   If anyone had seen me scooping it all into my flask,  they'd have thought I was mental  

Views were tremendous - glad I went out. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:55

Should we whisper RB?  

I missed the National but I caught up with it later. Looked a good race.

Plenty of plants for a share of 70 smackers 

Some pics of a bee chilling on a twig :)

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:25

I realised you had done that when I found it Hefty!  

Move it now?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:24

I reckon it'll be fine hollie. Decent rootball and all the normal procedure. I think you'll get flowers too - they're quite forgiving usually 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:21

Here's a few more miles for you then RB  

Beinn Chaorach at Tyndrum/Bridge of Orchy. An unspectacular hill, but it has views to die for on a good day

two cheeky sheep with Ben Challum behind them 


 Beinn Dorain on the right with Ben Starav in the distance - with the 'louring' clouds full of snow 


close up of Ben More and Stob Binnien, from the summit 



Self timed shot looking towards Ben Challum on the left, and the Crianlarich hills


Panorama of those hills, plus the Tyndrum hills 


Looking the other way (north) - the Bridge of Orchy hills on the left, and the Glen Lochy hills on the right


and today's rescue - a frog with no sense of direction presumably....


safely brought home in my flask to Fairy Towers, to be re-homed in the pond  


pond plants for wildlife

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:18

Are you meaning plants to go in the pond, or plants for the surrounds Lisa?

Or both!

It's very deep for the size, so I'd imagine you'll want some plants for the depths as well as marginals. 

Where is the pond sited and what else have you got growing round about it? Wildlife needs shelter nearby for safety, so a few plants to offer them security are necessary. I always have some evergreens - grasses like carexes are good for that purpose. If you have room, there are plenty of opportunities for bigger plants too, depending on the aspect.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 19:08

Scaffolding Panda....I know the problem....we get ours from Clyde shipbuilders in this family  

Glad mr chicky's on the mend - what a relief 

Got my walk - glad I went - snow forecast for most areas tomorrow so visibility would have been poor.  Smashing day with great 360 degree views. I'm showered and I've had a cuppa, so all's well with my world 

I've instantly forgotten everything else I've read, so apologies to you all  

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:44

It was a nice wind free, flat summit lily - not always easy to keep the camera upright when you try it, and not always a suitable place to put it either! 

I'm getting the hang of the timer now - I had to take quite a few though 

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