Latest posts by Fairygirl

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:38

Trust you Hosta.... 

That's what worries me Firecracker. Being a Scot - I don't like the idea of spending money on something if it goes to waste....  

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:22

Are you north east England Zenjeff?

I've never seen them regularly in any garden I've had. Rural, semi rural - different locations, although all west of Scotland. Not really sure if they're  just not as common here, or whether it's down to the food supply and where it is. I do use sunflower hearts in my feeders.

I'm loathe to invest in them but perhaps I should give one of the niger feeders a go and see if I can tempt them in  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:00

Is that the exhaust of a car fidget, or his exhaust? I know which option would get the best result.....or the most satisfatory  

I sympathise. The tw*t that lives at the back of me is the same. I feel like saying why don't you fill them with petrol and double their value right away? Nothing a good flamethrower wouldn't sort. He's always faffing with them too - engines revving and God know what. 

I'm not sure how good some of these agents are either. You still have to be pro-active with it all. They'll shove anyone in if they can get away with it.

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:54

Lovely to see those goldfinches Zenjeff. Never see them in gardens round here - saw a couple at my previous house round the corner, but it was a one off. Too much grub for them over in the NT garden across the road I reckon.

They're really pretty little things Liri. Goldcrests and Siskins! Haven't seen the goldcrests here this winter at all.

Nice box Hosta. I should really do something similar - I've got plenty of offcuts of timber  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:47

What a shame GD. It's quite sad when the ground is disappearing, even if it's removing something which is a reminder of an unhappy time. I was wondering what the little building was too.

Lovely pix Liri. Hoar frost makes a great subject when it's on vegetation of any kind. Love the tree too. 

Loch Linnhe - like most of our lochs - is beautiful at any time, but there's no doubt the blue sky and a 'dicht' of snow add a certain something. Hope it warms up for you in March. The winds have been pretty brisk recently. 

I was just looking at a chap's walk report from Saturday - one of the four Tyndrum hills - and the summit cairn pic is spectacular. It's a wave of frozen snow. Wish I could do a link to it. it's really beautiful  

The snow was so dazzling on The Mamores and the Nevis hills that they almost didn't show up properly in the photos. Always a delight when it's like that.

I stopped and took a quick pic of Ben Lomond on the way back too, to add to my collection of  'The Beacon HIll' of Glasgow. The clag that had shrouded it on the outward journey had lifted from the summit.  

Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 17:21

I'd agree with Muddle Up. 'Knee joint pain' is a very general term which can cover loads of different knee problems, most, or many, of which can't be cured by simply rubbing something into them. 

First place to go is the doc and get a proper diagnosis.  

Claiming a grass verge?

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 08:07

The bottom line is, as the verge is not your property, the council can make you remove anything you plant, especially if they get complaints. 

If you want to make a barrier (although I thought there was a low wall, so I'm a bit confused) but are concerned about the proximity to the road, how a bout a strip of gravel for bypassers' emergencies (inexpensive) and then some dense planting, jaggy or otherwise,  to the inside of it?

Just a thought, for what it's worth  

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!  

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