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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:22

Lovely colour from everyone. I'm not a fan of roses, but those are terrific davids10. I couldn't cope with your high temps though! 

Fab pix as always DavidK.  My bright pink rhodie is just flowering now. I'm not keen on it though and considering taking it out as it doesn't work with the other planting in  the front garden.  I prefer azaleas. I think they're better plants.

Lovely Julie. A lot of hard work gone into your plot. You'll forget about all the brambles etc once it's all finished  

Not a Clematis

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:14

The bit on the right is a clematis. 

Is it entwined with the other foliage in the middle? That looks like something that's already growing there, or perhaps it was growing in with the clematis. It might even be a tree/shrub  that's seeded in there as opposed to being planted.  I can't ID it I'm afraid but someone else will.

You might have to carefully remove it to allow the clematis to grow properly. That could be tricky if they're very close to each other.

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:08

Yeh - I think it's unfortunate that the changes have meant we can't use the external site for uploading now. I saw that you'd raised the issue with Daniel so perhaps we'll get a solution.  It's very clunky having to resize everything too, and worse just now because I can't get it to upload anything over 2mb. Only that first pic was under that to start with. 

Novice Gardener's bare root questions

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 10:28

Hi Matt - it may be that some simply haven't made it. I'd expect Hostas to be showing some growth by now. However, small or young plants are vulnerable to other issues, and slugs and snails are a problem with new foliage on things like hostas so it could be that the new shoots have been munched.

It may have been better to pot them up, overwintering them to plant out as bigger plants at this time of year. These small plants get lost in the ground over winter -  woody bare root shrubs can usually cope better. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 10:16

I couldn't get the quote to work properly either David.  

Here's a few from yesterday's walk on Beinn  a Chrulaiste at the entrance to Glencoe, opposite Buchaille Etive Mor (The Bookil as it's affectionately known) Stob Dearg (it's main summit)  is an iconic image of Scotland -  used on everything from calendars to shortbread tins 

Summit view with Stob Dearg in the centre, the Little Bookil ridge on the right of it, and  Bidean Nam Bian furthest right. The two Munros of Meall a Bhuirdhe and Creise on the left.

Views across to Nevis and it's surrounding hills from the summit

Looking across Rannoch Moor to the Bridge of Orchy hills.

Stob Dearg from the road. The deep cleft in the middle is the route up. The summit just peeking out on the far right is the 2nd Munro on the ridge walk which also has two other minor tops.


HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 09:50

Morning all/afties Pat

I see you're all Eurovisioned and partied out. I don't know - you young people.....

I caught up with Hinterland and fell asleep for a while. I ache more now from coughing than from my walk  

Don't think I could face that breakfast at any time Dove. Got any croissants? 

Hope OH is better today Joyce and you can get a bit of a rest. Worrying for you. I did get some lovely photos of The Bookil yesterday and I thought of you when I was taking them. Views were terrific. Will put some on the camera thread if I can get them to upload.

BL - I can't get the photo thing to work very well at all either. It won't upload anything bigger than 2mb, whereas before it would do any size - many of mine are over 6 or 7 mb. We don't have the external upload facility either - I used photobucket and it was ideal. I see that DavidK has raised the issue with the team so perhaps they can reinstate that too. 

I'll have a look round to see what else you've been up to while have another cuppa and see if I can  find my taste buds 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:30

I used to drink Campari too Dove - a long time ago in the dim and distant past. Sparkly water with a Lemsip chaser will do me though  

Thanks for the kind comments re my health and welfare   A decent sleep might help 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 17:37

Evening all  

I hung about for ages waiting for all these lazy lie- a -beds this morning, but they didn't show up, so I had to struggle on up the hill (wo)manfully myself.... 

Felt a bit rough - coughing my head off - but had a great day. Weather is glorious here. Warmer than yesterday when it just scraped into double figures. Didn't need gloves or hat and only had the jacket on for a little while when the wind caught me on exposed bits. Of the hill I mean, not of me....

Got some good pix so will attempt to post them but the doodah's a bit tricksy. 

I see you're all partying later - if I bring my Lemsips and cough bottle do you think I could make it? 

I promise I'll go and get a shower first though...although I'll probably be sound asleep by about 9. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 21:07

I might need a trailer for the car then   

Strap yourselves in then - Glencoe here we come...The Campbells and the MacDonalds have got nothing on us forum forkers... 

Better get some kip and i'll call you at half six....

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 20:28

Clari - have your dinner and let him get his own 

Beinn a Chrulaiste (Glencoe) tomorrow ladies. Get geared up - it looks like a bonny day but it'll be chilly up top.  You might need these   

....but also these....

and I'll need a supply of hankies and cough sweets too 

Last edited: 13 May 2016 20:30:04

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