Latest posts by Fairygirl

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:56

I'll give you a wave T'bird 

It's only difficult on certain bits of the A82. I actually find the worst drivers are the ones in cars who insist on driving at 40 when they can safely drive at 60, which is the speed limit for most of that road. Then when you get a straight bit to overtake, there's always someone coming the other way!  Of course, we also get a lot of the opposite kind who overtake at inappropriate points and then cut in....

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:34

I've never really measured what I put on hollie 

I'd reckon a scant handful should cover a two or three square feet I think. 

I have quite small hands....

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:31

Oh but look at his ickle face T'bird....    


I got a good pic of Ben Lomond with 'all the clouds that lour'd upon her head' ( sorry Shakespeare )  but it's absolutely refusing to load.

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:03

Didn't think it was possible, but today's vole pic is even more gorgeous MrJ 


A little rainbow across the glen, from today's outing on Ben Donich


A peek at the summit of Beinn an Lochain through a gap in the rock 


the last stretch up to the summit plateau of Ben Donich with it's new sprinkling of snow



No views from the top today - too much cloud  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:44


You work far too hard DD  

Is it wrong that I'm watching Jesus of Nazareth and Robert Powell makes me go weak at the knees? Just like he did when I saw it first time around 

Enough to make me believe...


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:02

Joyce - that's very sad. Glad your garden helps - it's a salvation for many of us.

The Loch Lomond road always fills me with pleasure - even when I'm stuck behind a caravan on bank holidays... it was ok today though! 

I always put a few pix of my walks on David's camera thread, so perhaps you might like to see those. Had some lovely recently from the neighbouring glen Douglas down into Arrochar.

Ahh Hosta - measure twice cut once is the motto...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:37

Glad your friend is ok Liri. The weather wasn't bad here really, so pretty lucky. 

Hosta - do you do that 'man' thing of standing looking at something for hours just to make sure, before you get the sledgehammer or the drill out ? 


Quite pleased....

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:29

I like that very much  

Improving clay soil

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 16:16

Loads of well rotted manure, compost and grit (or fine gravel) dug into it will make a big difference. That all helps to open up the clay and make it a better medium to work with. Plats will thrive in clay but when it's more workable, it means you can plant a wider variety of plants because the conditions are better. Every time you plant something, put plenty of grit and compost in the planting hole too.

If you can't get hold of manure from a stable or farm, you can buy it in bags from Garden Centres and DIY stores 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:18

Afternoon all. Had a nice short day out and even managed to miss most of the 'weather' which was landing on the surrounding tops, especially the Arrochar hills. Just some hail and sleet showers but even a little bit of sun poked through.  Met a girl who was out with her dog Kim - both part of the wonderful local mountain rescue team. A privilege to walk up the hill with her. 

I now take coffee in my flask when i walk - tea is horrible. I'm very fussy about it 

I saw that programme Hosta - it's all quite sad really.

That sounds slightly odd but very tasty obelixx! I rarely eat bacon but I could be tempted by that. 

Cuppa has been had - wondering if I should have some soup or is it too near dinner? Not had anything since breakfast....

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