Fairygirl


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Camera Talk

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 23:21

It was about 9 and a half miles in total, but it's not quite the same as low level walking. Just under 7 hours, including all the stops. A little over 5 hours actual walking. It's about another 2 - 3 hours to add the other hill on. 


Pretty vertical for the final ascent from the lochan and it's all eroded, loose scree, so you have to scramble up.  In the third last pic, you can see where you get onto the ridge - from the right hand side, just beyond that pile of rocks at the bottom . The summit's about 100 feet the other way.  Two steps forward and a slide back when you get near the top though, so I took a detour and went round the end and up over it instead to get up, which was good fun  

Blooming Lillie a in October

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 20:50

I'd leave them. They'll die back naturally and come away again next spring. 


Wakeshine - if you're in a  milder area, and they're in good, well drained soil, in a sheltered spot, your Eucomis might be ok to overwinter. If they're deep enough, they should be fine. They'll also die back naturally. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 20:39

Yesterday's walk to Sgurr Eilde Mor - the most easterly of the Mamores, on the south side of Glen Nevis.


The fog en route stopped me getting any shots of Rannoch Moor, but five minutes further on, the fog was lifting and I got a quick pic of the two Black Mount hills (Meall a Bhuiridh and Creise) just before Glencoe. 



Looking south over Loch Eilde with  the Glencoe hills behind



Looking west over Loch Leven - the two Munros of the Ballachulish Horseshoe at the back. Pap  of Glencoe sitting in front of them



Sgurr Eilde Mor and it's lochan - almost big enough to be a loch...



Looking north from the same spot. Binnean Beag centre of pic. Behind it - the Grey Corries on the right, the Aonachs on the left



Pano of Binnein Mor (left of pic) across ridge to Binnein Beag



Holidaymakers getting a clear shot of Nevis 



From the summit ridge - looking down onto the lochan and across to Sgurr Mor Beag  (which leads to Binnein Mor)   with Na Gruagaichean just peeking up behind it



Ben Nevis and it's arete Carn Mor Dearg. The ridge from Binnein Mor to Binnein Beag in the foreground



From the summit looking south over the Glencoe and Orchy  hills, B. Mor on right



Binnein Mor from the little arete on Sgurr Eilde Mor



Pano of S. Eilde Mor and lochan on way back



View up to Am Bodach - another of the Mamores - on the way back down



Hope you enjoyed my jaunt to the beautiful Kinlochleven Mamores 

Tulip planting distances

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 18:46

You could cram them in fairly tightly if you just want a spring display. A couple of inches between each bulb should do. In pots, you can have them virtually touching each other. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 18:37

I love cream crocus Wonks - sling them up here along with your pedometer....


They look good in a big pot if you have one. 40 would be nice in something about 10 or 12 inches. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 18:06

They're beautiful little birds GD. I love the lichens on rocks too. I took a pic on my way yesterday of a rock with a moss on it. I find all these things really interesting.  


Yes - I was  'Mamore-ing' Joyce. I had planned to add on Binnein Beag to Sgurr Eilde Mor, which was my main focus, but it's a hell of a shift. You have to drop down such a long way into the corrie before going back up.  I hadn't felt particularly well on Saturday, which is why I went yesterday. I'm glad I only did the one though as my knees were a bit iffy on the way back. I'll just have to schlepp back up another day to get the others  


I'll organise my photos later. There were some nice ones.  Nevis was completely clear, and you could see for miles. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 17:52

Evening all - does it count as evening? 


Glad you got your 'flitting' done successfully, obelixx.  Decent weather helps enormously  


Don't want to know what RB is doing with an angle grinder...I'll keep well back just in case....  


Beautiful day here. Could have done with this week off - weather looking quite steady for now, and I could have got a fair bit of turf lifted and slabs shifted. 

cat issue

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 17:35

Water scarecrow. You can buy them online. Works brilliantly.


The only thing that does work as far as I'm concerned  


Hosta - your pension is safe 

Where to buy fleece? Online?

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 17:34

I don't think it's too expensive in GCs, but it will depend on the kind of GC you have locally.


Not something I ever buy though, I'm afraid. I'm sure someone else will be able to advise  

help with a difficult border

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:10

They grow well in my neutral soil Tetley. I have the bigger ones too. 


I'd echo geraniums -  loads of choice. I have renardii which is white with purple veining, but also has beautiful foliage - thick and velvety. 


Whites are great for your shady spot Adam. Grasses like Hackenochloa will also lighten the space.

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