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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 20:41

Funny thing is GD - that hill is on the A82 as you head towards Glencoe, so it's not really  remote at all! There is just open landscape all the way from Tyndrum to Glencoe, with lots of Munros on each side of the road as well as Rannoch Moor. The road cuts through the Glencoe hills so that part is quite dramatic. 

This was taken last year when I was on the same hill - you can see the road down below  


Posted: 27/02/2017 at 20:29

It's mixed in with the sweet peas a bit GD. This is a bit more close up - quite long narrow leaves, altthough they look quite different when the plants are small.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 19:50

Hosta - I know what  you mean about those shops. I'm afraid in the 21st century, with online shopping for everything under the sun, if they don't move with the times,or offer a different and unique service, they've had it.

Doyou think B'church will be any good? I'm watching The Team, which is a Scandi/multi country drama. Quite good.

Hope the finger's a bit better T'bird. My mother was fond of sugar and soap as a poultice. Bran was good as well - used to use that when I worked in the stables, as we had plenty of it!

Beef Stroganoff for tea . It was    - even if I say so myself. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 19:38

Just beautiful Sheps. Someone mentioned Merlins the other day and it reminded me of you! I must go back to Glen Lyon and see if I can spot them again.

I'm always meaning to ask you - do you sell your photos, or is it a hobby? Everything about  your photos is so beautiful  

I read yesterday that the chap who's one the Landscape photographer of the year is from Skye. 

Missed my hills this weekend - and last weekend. Minging weather  

I can always look at the pix from better days out though 

Neighbours new fence

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:22

I'd agree with Sheps. The problem with only one person paying and erecting the entire fence is that, 'they' then own it, and if they want to paint it lurid pink, there's not much you can do.

Conversely, if you want to do anything to it, they could make it difficult for you. 

Good online plant supplier and advice for plants to prevent tresspassing

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:19

Or attach electric fencing?

Just remember to switch it off when you open the gates.....

Dead lawn

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:14

I'd agree with Dove. If it's like that just now and hasn't been mown since autumn, it's a build up of thatch which is the main issue. There may not be much grass there just now, but it won't stand much chance of improving in better temps without the dead stuff being removed. Grass needs air circulating around it to keep it healthy too, and the thatch prevents that. Get that out and reseed when warmer, and it should improve quite noticeably. 

 Keeping grass looking decent is an ongoing maintenance job, I'm afraid  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 18:06

Evening all. Haven't really caught up with the chat on here today, but it looks interesting! 

I found Sunday opening very useful when I was working in my twenties. My only day off for many years was a Sunday. As Hosta says, if you don't want to work on those days, there's plenty who will. Students form a big part of the workforce in supermarkets now too, so it's useful for owners and workers alike.  

I always laugh when some of them are still half asleep at the tills - and it's usually in the afternoon! They're often more helpful than the older members too, in my experience.

Had every kind of weather here in the last few days. At least today was a bit quieter after last night's hail and thunderstorm. The snow currently causing issues further west and south in Ayrshire, hasn't arrived (yet) so we may miss it, although it's quite cloudy and 'quiet'. It's chilly though -  only just above freezing just now, so another cold night to come. There was a bit of sun earlier in the day which was nice, but not warm of course. 

Bird feeders

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 17:55

I've bumped it up Anni - it's called 'why aren't the birds visiting my feeders?' - or similar. I think it's on the second page now, but if you scroll down you'll find it

You might find a few useful things there   

There's also a thread called 'Who's visiting your bird feeders? ' which I've bumped up too. It might  be of interest to you

Who's visiting your bird feeders?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 17:54

bumping up fo new posters 

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