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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 19:05

How gorgeous. We don't get them up here - beautiful little birds.

Love your captions chicky  


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 19:02

Hope that clears up soon DD. Miserable when it's your mouth 

Snow frolics

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:58

Mine has a mate too Lesley - she scoffs while Den chases the pretender to his throne 

Lyn   There were several snowmen in gardens on my walk today - some quite impressive ones. Pity I didn't have my camera.


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:40

Lesley - I occasionally had them in the garden when I lived round the corner, but only towards late winter or in severe weather - ie shortage of food. There's a lot of farmland round here as well as a small NT garden, so lots of birds have no need to venture into our little plots.  I also had a treecreeper on  a regular basis. I loved seeing him  

Managed to avoid running over a red squirrel yesterday too - they dart out so close to the car.   Just as well I was going slow, but road conditions demanded it. It's real red squirrel country round Loch Tay and Glen Lyon. I also saw a jay flying across in front of me. We don't get them in gardens here, so it's the first time I've seen one. A raptor of some sort in Glen Lyon too - too brief a glimpse to be sure, but may have been a red kite. 

Two climbers killed in Glencoe yesterday - the hill next to Bidean nam Bian. Avalanche season...

Shrubs & Flowers for large North facing garden

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 17:04

Nope - neither of those....it'll come to me in about six months when Lisa's finished planting her entire garden!  


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 16:59

Was that a Freudian slip Verd?  'cluck' when speaking to Topbird!  

Went for a little walk after going for bird food and milk. nice to get out. Buzzards in the fields and a fieldfare at the farm along the road. It's about the only place I see them round here - they don't usually come in the gardens. Sparrows in the hedges giving it what for  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 13:37

I knocked the snow off these and a few other things


Does that count?

No chance of anything else! 

Snow frolics

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 13:34

Lesley - I've found that the blackies even know when I'm coming home at lunchtime on work days as I  put a second lot of food out for them. They were out there half an hour ago... just  contemplating and looking hopeful.... 

They give me a huge amount of pleasure. Raisins are a big favourite here along with the 'tethered' apples on skewers.

Shrubs & Flowers for large North facing garden

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 13:05

You need to get up earlier to fox me Verd....

Meant to say - there's another one whose name won't come to me - like a holly but smaller...you'll know what it is Verd


Posted: 17/01/2016 at 12:41

Verd - re taxi duty -   

I've cleared all the paths and knocked the snow off the evergreens - did the Fatsia when I got home last night. It gets very sad in the snow  but looking happier today 

Gritters have done the road so it should be no problem getting in and out now. I came in by the roundabout route last night - there's a very tricky little hill to negotiate if I go the usual way - didn't want to get stuck when I was a couple of minutes away! 

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