Latest posts by Fairygirl

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:17

I don't see that much wrong with them either. Unless there's a bit of rot somewhere, as Pete suggests, they look pretty good. New growth is there. It's still early days for small seedlings, and they might lose a leaf or two along the way. You might lose a couple here and there too, but on the whole they look ok. 

Are they getting sun during the day at all? Even at this time of year, direct sun can be hot and could cause small plants to flag a bit. Keeping the soil just damp rather than too moist will help. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:08

Mind you - I'm about to stick a pizza in the oven to share with youngest. She's just a slip of a thing - could probably eat three tartiflettes and not look any different...

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 18:58

I read about that dress yesterday. Glad it's been resolved - sort of. The company I bought my dress from went out of business and someone phoned me at work one day to say I had to collect it that morning. I couldn't go so I had to send the future hubby! I don't think he looked ...

Glad you're tucked up LP. Hope you're feeling more like yourself now - sounds like it  

I had plenty of good snow today, so it can do what it likes here! The sky was very dark when I got home, and the wind was getting up, but it's just wet and around 2 degrees. I have my feet up, but I should get something to eat before I go and collect daughter from work at the back of nine 

Enjoy your new car BL. I'm sure your mum would be only too happy to see you in a nice new one  

Never had tartiflette. I didn't get a figure like this eating tartiflette you know....

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 16:48

I agree nut - it should be made much clearer so that this doesn't happen. If you don't have anywhere to put them once they're at the potting on stage, you're b***ered. 

Or is it a ploy to get people to buy another packet of seed? 

I think  a lot of people also make do the mistake of sowing the whole packet. 

If you're stuck Sandy - there will probably be plenty of folk on the forum with some  spare seed if you need them. We have a seed swap thread somewhere too  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 16:43

Afties all - home from the hill - albeit a different one as the weather was looking a bit dodgy down Glen Etive - in fact, it was looking dodgy all round so I went and did a hill I did last spring - across from The Bookil, as it was looking a bit clearer there. I might be a loony Hosta, but I'm a sensible one 

Is this enough snow for ya? 

It was gey windy so there was a fair bit of wind chill up top,  and as you can see, there was a 'wee dicht of snow' - as we say here.

Will sort photos later. Got some good ones although it was tricky keeping the camera still. 

How is your Dad doing chicky? Hope he enjoys the celebrations 

Moon was gorgeous this morning en route Joyce, but I couldn't stop to get a photo.  Glad you're a bit chirpier. I was snug and asleep at 2am though 

Slate chipping as a cheap patio

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 07:12

I wouldn't put gravel of any kind - and I'm including slate - on top of concrete or any paving. They'll move.

Gravel needs to be on a more forgiving base. Either directly onto soil, if it's firm enough, or over a membrane of some kind to stop it all disappearing 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 07:08

Up to zero - almost spring like weather then Johnny  

Great photos - I love that those little birds eat from your hand. I expect the conditions make them bolder. It's usually the case. The snow's lovely when you have blue skies with it!

My Canadian relations in Chilliwack apparently have an unusual amount of snow just now. They haven't had a lot in recent years. 

I'll see plenty today - better get going 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 07:02

I wonder how many people get scammed by these ****ers though. My boss actually believed they were from BT until I shouted through to her office that they were a***holes and to hang up. They must get enough gullible folk for it to be worth their while 

You ask them for a BT freephone number to call back on and that makes them hang up. Otherwise they give you a number and you're just phoning them back.

Anyhoo - morning all to come/afties Pat - hope you're not melting from the heat.

A bit of frost here I think - too dark yet to see well. Great looking forecast for the hill - hope it's right! 

Hope everyone has had a good sleep and is ready for a new day.

I'll catch you all later 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 20:20

Went out to cover the car -already minus one but a lovely moon in the clear sky  

Up sharpish to walk so I'm off to have a cuppa and a hot cross bun while catching up with the Lomond prog and a couple of other things before an early night. 

Night all 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 18:33

Really pretty Natbat  

That would be great Dove - would definitely be interested  if you get some little 'uns 

If any of mine survive and get to a decent size to flower (  ) I'll let you know.  

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