Latest posts by Fairygirl

Sealant for my acer?

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 12:04

Acers are pretty robust. I've never known anyone use a sealant on cut branches.

There are several where I work which are pruned every year, mainly to stop them outgrowing their spot. They've been there for over twenty  years and are very healthy. One was cut back quite a lot a few years ago with no ill effects.


Posted: 31/12/2016 at 11:49

Our hillsides wouldn't be covered in the stuff in summer if they didn't like water, Ynnead  

I think it's a common myth with quite a lot of other plants too. They like good drainage and sun, but that doesn't mean they don't need water.

Rosemary is another plant which likes serious drainage and sun, but actually thrives with plenty of water too   

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 11:30

Lots of love to you and Mrs doc too, doc. Lang may yer lum reek x

Make the right choice for you   

Yeh - world peace - what are the chances do you think? 


Posted: 31/12/2016 at 11:04

No matter what conditions a plant prefers, they need to be watered well until established. Pots aren't ideal long term for heathers, in my experience, although you'd think they would be.

They actually like quite a lot of water, which is why they thrive up here 

Who's going to the gym in the new year.

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:38

It's Sgurr Eilde Mor (the most easterly of the Mamores) doc - I was there in October. Beautiful day and views to die for. There are pix on the Camera thread.

That view is from the ledge on the approach to the summit, and looking west-ish to the Ballachulish horseshoe and the back end of the Glencoe hills. The summit of Na Gruagaichean is peeking over the ridge to Binnein Mor. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:32

obelixx - we have a large table at work for assembling and glueing the rosettes so it's ideal for curtains. Hardest bit is having it clear for any length of time! I had loads of room in my old house and the one round the corner as the rooms were much bigger, but I managed  

Ppauper - do you have trouble with ash dieback over there? To the best of my knowledge, it's not widespread in Scotland, although there were reports of it a few years ago in a number of locations, so I was wondering if you have a bit of protection from it. 

Battered Foxgloves

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:18

Tough as old boots - even the fancier ones. I've had seedlings in tiny pots for...ehh...a long time..

They look dead every autumn/winter, then spring into life again, defying the odds and the total neglect.

I really should try and get them planted this year...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 10:09

Morning all/ afties Pat - although I expect you're busy with your visitor...

Windy here but the rain hasn't arrived yet. Yes  LP - to be cold overnight but a good day for walking tomorrow so that's what I intend. Projected temps on Munros are well below zero and another ten or more to add for the wind chill. I may need a simmit.... 

chicky - no chance of that resolution ...

Bit frustrating if your dad can't get out due to red tape, but as long as he's improving, that's the main thing 

I loathe airports Hosta, so that makes flying anywhere a bit tricky.   Have a lovely time when you get there....the holiday I mean, not the airport....

Your worst Christmas present!

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 22:33

When my mum was young (in the 1930s/1940s)  Christmas wasn't even a holiday in Scotland. It was hardly celebrated at all. My grandparents (her mum and dad) were married on Christmas day, as it was just an ordinary day here  

Who's going to the gym in the new year.

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 22:27

My 'gym' is the finest on earth Aunty Rach...when it's a glorious day like that was anyway. Not quite so fine when it's wall to wall clag....   

Still a million times better than a conventional gym though  

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