Latest posts by Fairygirl

Why has my lupin changed colour?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:54

The colour changes and develops as the buds open Faywray. Perfectly normal - lots of plants are the same-creamy in bud before the true colour comes through  

Help needed with my tomato plants

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 18:42

I grow mine in pots - around ten to twelve inch ones. They're about right for what I grow, which is usually Gardener's Delight. I don't have a greenhouse, just one of the plastic things (about five feet high) and I let them get near enough the top of it and pinch the tops off then.  That gives me a good crop each year  

If you use growbags, give them a good shake to loosen them up and make sure the compost isn't solid inside. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 18:33

Gorgeous shots Liri. As already said - well worth the longer route! The new cameras are really good for pix though. Particularly like the monument. Nicely composed   

I've never visited the Fairy Pools B'man - I suppose I should since they're named after me....

I did sit Lesley - on the big shelf! There was plenty of choice for big rock slabs to sit on though - water levels are so low 

The view back up the hill from it wasn't bad either 


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 18:19

Evenin' all. Been thundery looking all afternoon here and at work Joyce - but nothing's happened - yet...

Sorry Bushman. You can send some of the rain over to me. Glen Etive is indeed beautiful, but marred by the amount of people visiting it who don't understand the meaning of the term 'passing place'. Worse than ever  

KEF - glad your building work is coming on. I did think of your hubby when I was up the ladder yesterday, manoeuvring on the back fence, sorting bits and pieces with a screwdriver....

How lovely Liri - what a great surprise 

I'm sure all will be well DD - but I know I'd be the same if I did an open garden - constantly panicking. But then that's why I'd never be tempted to do it ....

I've forgotten everything else that's been said  

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 08:04

Painted Lady GD. Used to get them regularly in  a previous garden round the corner, but haven't seen any in this one. Hopefully they'll appear some time.

You'll get so much fun with that new camera 

I AM lucky GD - although that's a 2.5 hour trip to those hills! It's the silence which is the best bit, and it's deafening  

Ponds and birdbaths

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 08:00

I don't qualify as an Essex girl then either philippa 

Lesley - at my last house, we DID have a pheasant in the bird bath once! She didn't stay in it long....

They're not the brightest birds in the world though 


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 07:56

Morning all/afties Pat. We could do with some of that rain....

It's bizarre weather BL - but it's a freak for us here, and not something we're likely to see again for a long time, so we're making the most of it! There's been very little slug damage too, which has been great.  It's only in the last few weeks that it's been warm though.  That area of low pressure and storms just seems to be sitting in central Europe. Hope it dries up for you soon. It's very wearing. 

Hope today is better for you Linda 

Don't work too hard Hosta...

Off for a quick look round. Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:15

I believe the crowd were slightly 'partisan ' Linda. I couldn't bear to watch it. Was hoping for a repeat of the Rome tournament but it wasn't to be. 

I'm off to my bed too. work tomorrow. Could do with a break to get on outdoors. 

Sleep well if you can Linda  

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:11

West central Scotland Wendy.  

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:09

I had a nice paddle in one of the pools on the way down lily - my little fairy feet were sore and weary  

Couldn't move for frogs and froglets on the ascent. I had to apologise to that big one ( Froggy McFrog Face)  for nearly squashing him flat.  He was very understanding  

Masses of damsel flies and big dragonflies, but they wouldn't stay still long enough to catch a pic. 

Several million midges descended on me back at the car. Had to be quick getting changed! 

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A Little ditty

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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