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Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:16

I think it's a good temporary fix obelixx. As long as it IS just temporary....

As the novice nuns said to each other - we just have to get into the habit....

I came in for some lunch and to get out of the heat for a few minutes. Ridiculous! I really shouldn't grow rocket in amongst other plants - I'm sure that was a bit of grass I had with my salmon  

Pots now ready for sowing basil and lettuce, and now that I've properly sorted the planter on the back fence I might even get the rest of the sweet peas and Arabis planted. Why is it that you never have the right size of screw for the job - no matter what you're doing? Grass will get cut too hopefully. 

Rats :(

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:38

In addition to Ladybird's advice re banging on the bin, if you soak it, they'll often look for somewhere drier to set up home - for obvious reasons!

What's Eating My Lillies?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:34

Slugs and snails often nibble them too unfortunately. We rarely get lily beetles up here, so it's usually the mollusc brigade doing the damage.  If you've put some pellets down, you might see a difference. 

Could you identify this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:32

Or fools seldom differ Ladybird  

Take it a bit at a time NG75. You'll find all sorts of things and there are always people to help you ID them. Then you can decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. It can seem daunting if you're unsure, but once you know what you have and how to care for it, it all becomes easier...in theory 


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:29

Both of the Bookils were looking very bonny yesterday doc. I'm not brave enough to do a winter ascent up Stob Dearg though! I intended stopping on the way back out Glen Etive to get the pic of them both from the back end, but I missed the chance. Could have got one on the way down the hill too and I regret not doing it. I know what you mean about it being the 'gateway' to the Highlands. I suppose it's because you have so many hills so near the road. All the Orchy hills and the Etive hills looked great too, coming back down from the high bit of Rannoch Moor.

Did get some of the two deer I startled out of the bracken though - I'll sort them later and put them on David's Camera thread. They turned out quite well. 

Could you identify this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:19

Snap Ladybird! 

Could you identify this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:19

It's a paeony NG75.  

Is this a yellow rhodedendron?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:15

ES - it can be difficult to ID a particular variety of some plants  - mainly because there can be so many that are similar, and also because it can depend on light, the camera, and the stage the flowers are at. 

There's one called Crest which is also very similar to your one. 

I always reckon the variety doesn't matter - as long as you like it  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:10

Yvie - it was sheer good fortune that it was so dry. It would have been awful otherwise. 

Your plants are all looking terrific. Nelly in particular. It often looks so wishy washy but that's maybe because people plant it in too sunny a site  

I might get some red geums for the new border - it's going to have gaudy, bright clashing colours - in theory 

You wouldn't have said all the ladies are looking fabulous if you'd seen me dandling my weary feet in the river on the way home yesterday...I'll spare everyone the photo...maybe....

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Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:02

Yvie - that's interesting that your photo resizing works differently. I also have Windows 10 but all my photos go straight into the Windows Photo Library. That's where I right click and it brings up all the options. I just resize to 'large' and it makes them all around 1MB or thereabouts. It was so much easier when we had the external site. I just moved the pix I wanted - whatever the size was, it worked. I dare say I'll get used to  it, but I find the pic size very small when I click on the camera, so I have to view, choose and edit everything on Windows first so that I can upload the resized ones 

Hope you have a lovely time garden visiting

Stopped en route yesterday for a pic of 'The Bookil'  - you can see all four summits along the ridge.

T'bird - this IS our summer - straight from winter, and better than a lot of summer weather we usually get too! 

Too hot for digging and constructing of 'stuff' which is what I'm supposed to be doing 

I might do some painting and sow some basil and lettuce as I've not got round to that yet.

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