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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.  

Sanguisorba alba

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 15:51

Think they do nut. It was something I thought of getting, so it probably is happiest in damper conditions. I think it likes a bit of sun too though.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 15:40

Very pretty Dove. Looks a good height, so useful for being in among snowdrops perhaps?

Good colour for my garden too  

I'm hoping for some interesting seedlings from my purple hellebore. WIll give you a shout if there's anything that might suit you.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 15:06

We had a spate of them at work for a while Dove, and had a good laugh at their expense. Not so funny if you're elderly and being subjected to their s**te. 

The best one was the guy who told me the problems with 'my computer' (he got very irate about the malicious threats I was subjected to)  were because of 'my photos'....

Sadly, I didn't have time to push him further on them. I was going to ask which ones - the gimp masks or the whips....    

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 14:43

Should have kept my big  mouth shut....snowing now. Doubt it'll lie though, even though the ground's dry. The ski season is getting underway at last up here. They've really suffered this winter with the weird weather. 

I think it's an ongoing thing Hosta. I still have lots of poor nights too, even though I now have a bed to sleep in  

I'm sure Dove would have no knowledge of that Hosta.....

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Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 14:19

Leftovers to consume here too - in fact, I'm spoilt for choice. Could have sent you some to heat up doc. Hope you're not in too much pain. It's not so bad if the weather's keeping you in though - that would be worse.

Cold , still only about 2 degrees, and it keeps trying to chuck in a little snow shower, but we're betwixt and between here. But -  it's dry so always a bonus. White, even at fairly low level, from the other side of Glasgow and then north. Sky's clear enough to  get a reasonable view of the hills.  Eastern side, and LPilly further south, getting some too. If I go to Glen Etive tomorrow, I'll be getting plenty of the white stuff. Ice axe and crampons are packed....  

You're having a rough time, flowers. It could be worse - it could be spring or summer and you wouldn't be able to do stuff outdoors. Positive thinker, me... 

Hope you're  properly on the mend soon though. Any typeof illness or inury is really wearing when it drags on like that.

Glad the exams went well Obelixx. It's hideously stressful for so many. I remember my sister throwing up on the bus, on the way to school, because of exams 

Did you sleep well last night Hosta?

Raised bed around existing trees

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 08:09

Two feet is a bit different to six inches.....

I have soil banked up round a conifer and a pine - on a slope. They're fine, but it's a lot less than you have Anika. You might have to wait and review it after a year or so.

Have you any idea when the beds were built? If it's been a while, you might get away with it, if they're new -  maybe not so good.....

Heating a cold frame in winter to start seeds

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 08:06

That's what I was concerned about nut. It seems like a good idea, but it's only fine until everything starts growing! 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 08:04

Morning all/afties Pat- you'll almost be glad when autumn and winter arrive! Phewww....

Hopefully your symptoms might also improve a little when you have some heating Clari...

You're almost there - and not before time

Do you (and LG) ever usegood winter walking gloveswhen you're out and about? They're designed to cope with long periods at well below zero and you still have mobility in them. Silk liners are the usual extra. Ski/climbing gloves are a bit rigid, but fine if you don't have to footer with anything. Perhaps those would help when you're indoors!  

Glad you're on the mend now Joyce. Weather looks not bad for tomorrow. Plenty of snow everywhere too  

Hope you're a little more chipper today too Dove 

We're just hovering around zero here. Cloud's come in, but it was a bit sparkly earlier when I opened curtains. Didn't cover the car but I think I've got away with it....

Have a good day everyone - keep cosy if you can, and keep cool Pat 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 19:07

Maybe it's just tired BL, and takes till evening to recover... 

It's a painful thing Raynaud's. Very difficult for your daughter LG  

Don't envy you with your visitors either ...double  

I don't have a brilliant sense of smell. It seems to have decreased as I get older. I don't seek out scented plants for the garden the way many people do. I love my sweet peas, but I find a lot of scents overwhelming. It's the same reason I hate department stores with their perfume counters 

Hoping for Glen Etive Liri. The front coming from the east is keeping all the usual crap from the Atlantic at bay. By crap - I mean weather, not Trump. Mind you..... 

Rutting stags  on the Lomond prog. For anyone who has never heard them in full flow - it's a very impressive noise 'in the flesh'  

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