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Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:39

How kind David  

They are very admirable Dove - beautiful.

We get those, Torties and Peacocks predominantly. Hoping I can get a few Painted Ladies at some stage,  while I have this garden.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 09:37

Definitely a Painted Lady David - gorgeous, and in decline  




Red Admiral


That was in my garden round the corner - we got lots of Painted Ladies there 


Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 16:31

It's only a problem when they answer you....

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:45

The sap doesn't affect me at all but it can irritate some people, so better safe than sorry 


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:28

Think he'll have his work cut out with Novak  Dove, but great to see him through. Would love to see his brother win too  

Are your unmentionables mentionable again?   

Glad you're ok B'man. I don't think I'll get a walk tomorrow unless it's a low level one  

Around ten thousand with no leccy now. We take all that for granted here - not so funny when you're on an exposed island. I felt so sorry for the poor girl reporting from Saltcoats on tv this morning... although that's a place that could benefit from being battered by hurricane force winds.  It's a s***hole   

Euphorbia martinii

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:20

Euphorbias do exude a sap Denno, so don't worry. It would have been best to have left it outside from the start as they're hardy plants, but it'll be fine. Just keep it sheltered from the worst of the weather- plenty of air round it during the day as you've done - until it's hardened off properly and a bit bigger. Come spring it'll grow away and you'll be able to  pot it on again or plant it out depending on size. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:16

Gorgeous pix doc. What a contrast to our current climate! Love the strelitzia, in particular as well as your little friend at the end.  

What is the second plant in the second set? 

David - I've been doing them on the Windows editing doo dah but I use Photobucket to put the pix on here. It's a bit slow for altering sometimes. It's not working at the moment but I might put a few 'before and after' pix on later. 

I'm amazed at the difference the tweaks made. It's not always possible on hills to get the exact shot you want - can't manufacture weather and where the sun is! Being able to just lift and sharpen the colours is fantastic 

raised beds and artificial grass

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 15:07

I'd agree with Dave re the artificial grass. You'll need a decent sub layer to let water away. 

Raised beds will be great - mine are exactly what you describe in terms of contents, We have heavy clay and high rainfall here so the grit is a necessity. I used fencing timber and concreted short posts in to form the beds, as mine are different heights and sizes to accommodate the existing angled boundary. I also added a little timber coping to the tops of the beds as it makes them more decorative 


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:42

Home from work - not too much damage here apart from the tile and the side gate. It takes the full force of wind coming in. Might have to rethink that   Neighbouring  houses have lost fence panels from what I can see. 

Just as well hubby wasn't in Shetland fidget...he wouldn't have been getting home!

Off to get a couple of things with little fairy. Catch up with you all later 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:19

Think they (winterwatchers) might have been blown away last night....

I'm a couple of hours drive to get into red squirrel country, but in an hour I can be at Loch Lomond/Arrochar etc. I don't take it for granted - I'm grateful every time I drive along that road that I can see all that beauty. 

When it's not p***ing with rain of course....

Tinker away David! I've been trawling through all my online photos and tinkering with them too. It's taking me forever, but I can't believe the difference it's made to some of the walking pix in particular. Should have done it years ago 

Re that pic you were trying to zoom in on - would it help if I give you the original pic? That was a cropped one.

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