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Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:42

Home from work - not too much damage here apart from the tile and the side gate. It takes the full force of wind coming in. Might have to rethink that   Neighbouring  houses have lost fence panels from what I can see. 

Just as well hubby wasn't in Shetland fidget...he wouldn't have been getting home!

Off to get a couple of things with little fairy. Catch up with you all later 

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:19

Think they (winterwatchers) might have been blown away last night....

I'm a couple of hours drive to get into red squirrel country, but in an hour I can be at Loch Lomond/Arrochar etc. I don't take it for granted - I'm grateful every time I drive along that road that I can see all that beauty. 

When it's not p***ing with rain of course....

Tinker away David! I've been trawling through all my online photos and tinkering with them too. It's taking me forever, but I can't believe the difference it's made to some of the walking pix in particular. Should have done it years ago 

Re that pic you were trying to zoom in on - would it help if I give you the original pic? That was a cropped one.


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 08:05

Hopefully Panda! There's a 154 mile detour because of a landslide - it's on the east side of Loch Lochy, north of Spean Bridge. Glad I'm not heading up there today! 

Bird feeding

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 08:01

Stagbeetle - I put the bigger porridge oats in a small blender for a short while, just to make them smaller, but I think some people put them out as they are. You can get some makes which are ground smaller too. I chop cheese into little pieces for them - they're quite happy to pick those up - even robin sized birds have no problem 

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 07:57

I'd never leave wellies outside here - upside down or otherwise!

A porch is ideal if you have one, but mine just live next to the back door, until summer when they go in a cupboard.



Posted: 29/01/2016 at 07:53

Morning. Tile off the roof and smashed, but at least we have electricity. Too dark to see if there's any other damage. Bridges closed up north, landslides and  roads closed, and hellish wind and rain. The islands are getting royally humped. No trains, ferries off etc.  Supposed to get snow later tonight but hopefully it won't be too bad here. 

You'll be glad to get home and have some peace Hosta 

Off for a quick look before I go to work. Have a good day everyone - stay warm and safe 


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 20:15

Is Dove snoozing now Wonks?  

Glad you had a great day.

Dippers are on the winterwatch prog 

Stuck for a plant idea

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:47

I had this hellebore and it didn't survive. It might be worth checking how tough it is.

Hopefully it's just my conditions and climate here, and you won't have any problems 

I bought it from the nursery I normally go to. I think they do mail order so if you have a problem getting it let me know and I'll see if they have it in stock. They don't always have everything listed.

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:41
sandyv wrote (see)

The whole place has a very relaxing, magical feel to it.


You'll need some fairies then...

and somewhere for them to live.....


Seriously - you could consider a dividing 'screen' across the garden,  with an arch (or similar)  which lets you see part of the bit beyond. You could use shrubs or a fence with climbers. Make the arch slightly offset rather than central,  giving a glimpse of your door in the wall.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:31

Definitely take pix Lou 

You've worked so hard to get that lovely transformation BL  - I bet when you look at those pix you feel quite proud of your achievements. Deservedly so  

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