Latest posts by Fairygirl

Clematis confusion

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:55

I never like a bare bottom Daisy...... oh, your clematis you mean...

I love  the seed heads on some clematis too. The ones on (alpina) Constance are beautiful and a welcome sight when I pass them every day on my way to the back gate in late spring/early summer.

Great description Richard! 

The great man

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 12:45

Ah - you're right M-Up. I think I may have had those (Cottage Garden series) on video - back in the olden days .. 

I remember the rocks too. Great ideas that anyone could achieve with a little bit of practice. In fact - I may resurrect them in his honour!  

Are Heliotrope hardy

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 12:38

Slightly further north Anomander - west central Scotland. Lots of rain and not too much warm sun  

and yes - it's so wonderful, Verdun's thinking of moving up here to enjoy our beautiful scenery. He's got to bring extra clothes though  

I expect you can get some online too. There are lots of good suppliers who might have a few plants left. We have a thread here for all the places we recommend - it's called The Good Guys . Verd started it a while back  

Planting under shaded bay window

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:12

Ah - yes, alatus wouldn't do well there - different thing altogether unfortunately Simon. More of a specimen shrub / focal point really.

Perhaps you can find another spot for one of those in your garden  

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:08

It was beautiful day GD. About  or 8 years ago I think. I have a lot of nice photos from that walk.

Joyce - you aren't biased by any chance are you ? 

I had a chance to get a good photo of those two coming back down the road from the Easains recently but didn't stop. Bit annoyed that I didn't, but I'll hopefully get another chance. There's worse places to live than Ballachulish  

It's a stunning area doc. Hard to pic a favourite hill round there - so spoiled for choice. I've still to do the Aonach Eagach ridge. My ex was never keen but I've spoken to a few people recently who are making me feel more confident about it. Maybe next year  

Here's another of the same hills

Planting new front garden

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 08:01

It's  a handy plant, Iberis Lou. The hellebores will be a really good addition too   

Hope to see some nice pix when you get it all done  


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:59

Morning Dove. I'll try...

Yes - Chris Boardman was quite restrained wasn't he? I can imagine what he said off camera...


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:57

Lou - I think you're right. Would be interesting to see how these bullies (because that's what they are) would react if it was one of their own family who was ill....

I have experience of that too. Not pleasant. Doesn't take much to be kind to people who have been unwell. If it's not a physical injury, they can't seem to understand it. 

and yes, how ironic when they're in the medical profession...


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:48

Morning all/afties Pat if you're about.

Hideous windy night here - kept me awake so not a good night's sleep. Doesn't appear to be any damage though thankfully. 

However, a great night for Britain with young Adam Peaty. Class act.  What a terrific role model.  

Mixed fortunes in the tennis 

Work for me too so I'll have a quick look round before I head out.

Have a good day everyone. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:48

Good isn't it?  

Like an inversion on hills, but upside down and without the mountain tops  

Just generally cloudy and dull now. 

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