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Camera Talk

Posted: Yesterday at 17:34

Hope the weather picks up for you in November Liri. Snow forecast for the hills this weekend. Don't think you'd see much from the window  tomorrow either,  if the forecast is right!

I'll give you a wave if I'm up there that month on any of them  

That's a lovely pic Philip. Glad you're getting a nice day to enjoy the view.  

Found this one from some years ago, from the summit of 'The Bookil' ( Buchaille Etive Mor) looking south-ish. The Glencoe road is down on the left side

Nice sky 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: Yesterday at 17:23

I looked at the garden as I ran to the back door out of the rain and wind. Does that count? 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 17:20

Evening all. Vile here and not to get any better....

Looks fantastic obelixx. What a lovely, slightly blank-ish, canvas to get stuck into. Will you get a couple more sheep?   

I won't comment on boobs and clothes. I've passed mine on to my girls too...

Can't wear anything that has buttons unless I want them popping off on a regular basis..... 

That's a good result Hosta. Always handy getting summat for nowt.

Our local Co-op has had mince pies at the checkout for ages. What's that about? Don't get me started on the three ring circus that Hallowe'en has become either....

Last edited: 28 September 2016 17:20:33

Ordering perennial plug plants now

Posted: Yesterday at 08:08

Each to their own I suppose, but I wouldn't have them either. 

They'll be tiny when you get them, and at this time of year, they're not going to get very substantial before you have to find room for them to be overwintered and potted on etc. If you have loads of time, and want to wait, and don't mind what's in the pack, fair enough.

I'd rather have one or two plants I really want and divide them to make a good display next year, with a better one the following year.  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 07:57

Morning all/ afties Pat if you're about.

Glad to see you're 'connected' again BL. I have a good solution to the dress issue - I don't wear them any more  

Calmer this morning here and a bit drier, but I believe we are getting some more wild and wet stuff tonight.  This is the poorest September we've had here for many years. Hey ho.

Hope everyone with aches and pains and sniffles and sneezes are on the mend. Good to see 'missing' folk back. Know what you mean about putting lights on chicky - bit depressing that...

I'll have a quick look see here before I head out. 

Have a good day everyone. 

Help with plant ID please!

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:45


Plant identification help

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:44


Plant identification help

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:23

Saxifraga urbium is the posh name for London Pride. Useful little plant  

I'd like to become a 'spurgeologist'  Pete - is there an exam you can sit?  

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:19

Evening all. Good to see you RB. Hope thing are ok 

Shame you couldn't have done a bit more sightseeing in Italy, Lantana. I love it and want to go back a few more times - one day perhaps. The architecture is stunning, and even the most unreligious person on earth (that would be me) is turned to mush when you enter those cathedrals. I get emotional just thinking about them. 

Just had a thought re your shady bank Dove. Tricky to find verticals for structure there, but those pillar yews are good. Cryptomerias - more of a cone but you can trim them. If you don't need them to be evergreens, how about Acteas? (Cimcifuga)

Raised Bed : Filling and Growing

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 12:47

I only grow the things I like to eat and have room and time for, so it's mainly salad crops here Fitz.

Lettuce will grow happily with a bit of shade - in too much sun it tends to bolt anyway. Things like spinach can be the same. Rocket seems to thrive in any position in my garden, including a lot of shade. If you like using herbs - chives will be happy with less sun too. I used to grow mangetout in a previous garden and they were happy enough with a little shde too. 

Strawbs in as sunny a spot as possible. 

You'll get an idea of what works as you go along. There are loads of expert people here regarding growing fruit and veg, so don't be frightened to ask away with what suits where. 

It's all a very enjoyable learning curve 

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