Latest posts by Fairygirl

Viginia creeper

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 23:53

Gaffer tape is best 

Should work for your situation sanjy  

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 23:20

Works on Chrome KT53 - much simpler - thanks!

New wildlife pond - what should we expect to colonise it first?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:56

Yep - do it in every pond Wendy I've had  

How often do you water the garden?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:52

Never for me as well. Once things are planted and watered in thoroughly, they're left to get on with it. 

Clematis might get the odd can of water during long dry spells, but they're in raised timber beds so a bit more susceptible to drying out. We get a lot of rainfall all through summer though. 

Pots are different though, but it does depend on what's in them.

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 21:33

Very kind of you Sheps. Sometimes tricky when it's very windy and cold up there! 

I've managed to resize some so here goes:

The summit of Cruach Ardrain from the bealach

Looking the opposite way to the other Munro summit - Beinn Tulaichean 

Nicely perched boulder!

View looking back across the little snowy dip before the summit. The eastern end of Beinn a Chroin behind it

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:38

Gorgeous Sheps. Could tell yours were a bit more professional than my basic snaps  

I can't get the resized pix to work GD - sorry. Nothing happens when I try to upload them. I'll try again another time. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:26

Thanks Sheps. The rock formations can be stunning - like oyster shells. I suppose it's a similar geological process really - just above water rather than below !

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:15

GD - mine's a Fuji Finepix S8650 with a 36 x zoom. 

I often find it easier to take photos at a normal sort of distance and then fiddle with them once they're transferred. Those buntings were about 40 feet away from me. I zoomed a little but I then cropped them on the laptop using Windows editor. 

I was trying to show you the original of one pic and the cropped version so that you can see the change in the image, but it won't let me now 

I'll try later GD 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:46

That's a really beautiful pic Sheps  

A few from Saturday now that I can get the photo doo dah to work 

The 'big guns' of Crianlarich from the summit of Cruach Ardrain - Ben More and Stob Binnein

Snow Bunting had found something interesting!

The hills I was on two weeks ago - An Caisteal and Beinn a Chroin, with Beinn Chabhair in the middle background

 Bob and Betty Bunting

and one of them on a rock

Can't get any more hill pix as they're too big. Once I've figured out how to make them smaller I'll try again 

Tomato plants

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:14

Conservatory is fine for them Dave but make sure you ventilate really well. It gets volcanically hot in them! You can open greenhouses up and go out and leave them without too many issues, but if you're out, it's more tricky to leave a conservatory open.

Keep a good amount of space round the individual plants too - the foliage gets big very quickly and  they can be more susceptible to pests if they're crowded. Keep a good, consistent regime of watering if you have them in pots too - they'll dry out far more quickly than ones outside. 

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