Latest posts by Fairygirl

New lawn

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 20:13

Can't help you with the turf Tom, but you'll get seed suitable for shade at any garden centre.

If the garden's very shady though, grass will tend to struggle. The trees add a bit more of a problem as they take a lot of moisture and nutrients from the soil - all things that grass needs to look at it's best. If you really want to have grass there, you may find it takes quite a bit of effort to keep it looking good.

Please ID these shrubs for a novice

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 19:47

No 2 might be the spring flowering white Spirea, but it's not close enough to get a good look.

Agree with nut about the others and 4 looks familiar. Think it's the same one someone else needs ID on but it won't come to me. 

Might be clearer on your other link - I'll try having a look at that 

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 19:42

Had a look but it's actually smaller than some of the other pix  

Maybe it just doesn't like it....

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 19:07

Sadly - the word courtesy seems to be absent from a lot of people's vocabulary nowadays....

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 19:03

I thought of that T'bird - but I've never had to alter any of the pix I've  taken - my camera seems to have them at a suitable size for this site without any fiddling about by me. 

Just as well - 'cos I don't know how to do that! 

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...


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Camera Talk - part 2

keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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