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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:58

It was lovely, ladies. A bit brisk higher up, and it was too hazy to get any distant views, but a delight to share the afternoon with the birds and the deer   

The hills are unbelievably dry, so nice dry feet,  but I think the rain today will have put paid to that! 

plant ID please

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:55

Looks like Foxglove and Poppy to me too.  

Tomato accident

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:49

Yes - don't worry seyfades. Follow Bob's advice and it'll be fine.

I'd tie some soft string round the canes so that there's plenty of support for the toms if it's a bit breezy 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:43

As the forecast for the weekend was looking a bit pants, I nipped up to Arrochar after work yesterday to have a little jaunt up Beinn an Lochain - one of my favourite hills. I've posted lots of pix of it before, but there was some nice wildlife which added to the walk

heading up the to the shoulder there was a little meadow pipit 

the view ahead to the first top - summit on the left

I'm just going for a walk...

you ain't seen me...right?

I'll stay here till you've gone....

view across to The Cobbler

Nice view to the Arrochar hills when the early evening sun moved back in 

Neighbouring hills- Ben Donich and The Brack

Caught this chap by surprise 

General Wade's bridge at Butterbridge, which is just the other side of the forestry behind the deer

the bluebells are starting to make an impression on the lower slopes

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 14:36


Honeysuckle Powdery Mildew

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 14:35

Water it - a lot - every few days.

It's not the ideal association - herbs and honeysuckle. Different conditions. 6 inches from a wall isn't ideal either, but if it's been ok till now, that's fair enough. I'd be inclined to move the other plants if they've not been there long 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 13:41

Big marketing opportunity Obelixx...can't see that garden working too well up here either    

It's like anything though - a bit of fantasy to sell products, whatever those might be. I'd like to think retailers are honest with potential customers, especially when it comes to plants, but I doubt it .....

Lovely pix BM. Glad you had a nice day out. I can't cope with these things at all, so it's always quite nice to see  photos. Did you make any new purchases? I liked those recliner thingies, but I'd never use one ! 

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 13:10

I'll have a go at both and let you know.  I think once it's planted, it'll make a decent clump by late summer 

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 13:01

It's one of the Cameo range - not sure what other colours it comes in though. Got it at  McLarens. 

If you want a bit, I can probably divide it later on. It's only about a foot, or even less,  tall, but will probably be a bit bigger inthe ground  

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 12:43

It's a dwarf white columbine Joyce. It's more lilac-y than pink really  - quite sweet.   

It'll go at the edge of my  bigger 'white' border now that I've moved some things. 

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