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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 08:02

I was going to say we're burying our heads in the sand about erosion, GD - but perhaps that's not the most appropriate phrase....

Will they address that, or is it too big  (and expensive) a job?

Lovely Liri. Glad you've got the phone camera going now - there'll be no stopping you! 

Some arty seaweed shots would be good  

No - for once, I wasn't about to go on my ch*ff. That usually happens when I'm nearer the car....

Just as well - the drop (where the snow stops) is fairly vertical. Aach - I'd have stopped when I hit a boulder. Or a goat!  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 07:50

Morning all/afties Pat. Impressive bit of colouring 

I'm with Wonks, Clari...I'd give that a bodyswerve.... 

Had quite a good sleep- wasn't expecting to as it was a tad windy and it was whistling away at the back of the house. Still going this morning. Oh well. That's weather for you!

Glad you're feeling a bit happier LP. Yes - I had a great day out thanks. Pix are on the usual thread   

Hope everyone else who's been a bit rough is feeling better too. I feel lucky that it's half way through Feb and I've not had any ailments or illnesses...so far.

I'll haev a quick look round here befoe I get going. Another day, another dollar...or summat  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 21:37

Saw a little of it Liri - mainly the bit with the hares, and I really enjoyed the part about the Guernseys. I might download it though  

Downwards was behind me and to the right -  going in that direction it would have been a bit steep. Would definitely have needed the crampons on.... 

The snow had also balled up under my boots. I wondered why I couldn't walk properly after setting the camera!  

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 19:49

We never stop learning Flo  

I wish the forum had been around when I was sowing seeds for the first time - the free advice and help would have saved me a lot of money and disappointment!  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 19:27

To be honest Liri - it's only when you're not moving that it's an issue,  and it's definitely preferable to wet conditions any day!  

I took a self timed shot on the 'prow'.  Someone had wedged a metal hook into a crack in a rock, so I wedged the camera behind it. Didn't want that disappearing over the edge in the wind   

Unfortunately, it slipped a bit....

Glad you enjoyed the snowy pix  

Bearded Iris

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 19:11

They won't survive if they're out of soil, as nut says. Pot them up, keeping the bulk of the rhizome clear of the soil, and water them in. Keep them somewhere out of the wind and weather for now if there's any foliage as they'll be a bit unstable till they get their roots down and established. You can cut any foliage back by half too, which will also help.

Then cross your fingers and pray a bit.... 

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 19:01

I can understand you need to keep the greenhouse warmer for the other plants Flo. Is there a way you could rig something up outdoors for the hardier seedlings? It doesn't have to be fancy, and would only have to be for a few days to get them acclimatised (as they're only little) and then they can be outside as nut says.

I think you've done really well with them, and they'll be fine if you can get them toughened up and outdoors  

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 15:12

Aah - I was assuming you'd had some MU, as the north east has had a fair amount. You must keep missing it  

It's pretty when you get out in it on a decent day though. I got my share yesterday 

Lovely lupin/allium combo Dove 

I'm not so sure this thread is a good idea. It's making me long for warmer days!  -I just went out to fill up the bird feeders. Still 2 degrees but there's a sharp old wind up my Trossachs.... 

So I'm not feeling guilty about sitting in the warm house doing very little 

I love Cheerfulness too - lovely ML  

Last edited: 12 February 2017 15:13:36

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 14:24

There's very little left of the ancient pine forests now Johnny, for various reasons. There are a few areas where you can see remnants - including Rannoch Moor, which is ten minutes south of the hill I was on, and a very famous part of Scotland. I keep meaning to stop and take a few pix of it. It's a favourite haunt of photographers. There's also a few bits visible from the road on the fringes of An Caisteal (one of my favourite hills)  a little further south near Crianlarich.

The native Scots pine ( our national tree) is confined to the Highlands and Cairngorms, and there are large areas of Caledonian pine forest which support lots of wildlife, including the red squirrel. Mainly a little bit further north than where I was yesterday. 

Of course - no trees grow at a level higher than about 1200/1300 feet because of the wind. They don't get a chance!  

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:22

You've nicked all our 'western side' snow MU!  We've only had a couple of falls of about that amount or slightly less this winter. 

Lovely pix everyone 

Very pretty Pete - we've a long time to wait for that here. I love it when all the early bulbs start appearing. I've just realised I don't have any pix of the borders for Feb/March, aprt from one when I was buildingit all. I'll remedy that when the crocus all flower soon  

I'm very fond of my big pot of Joan of Arc crocus in March though. 

and the daffs emerging in April always makes me feel spring is (hopefully) on it's way 

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