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Camera Talk

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:54

I love that pic David. You can never have too many 'bee' shots 

My jaunt today - a date with two Bens ... ...Beinn Bhreac and Ben Reoch 

Scoured snowy bits near the summit of Bhreac 


My fairy footsteps



first summit with a conveniently positioned raven


looking south down Loch Lomond from the trig


summit of Ben Reoch looking back to Bhreac 



panoramic across to Arrochar Alps, and Crianlarich hills. Loch Long on the left, Loch Lomond on the right 



the Queen of the Hills - Ben Lui , the snowy 'cone' in the middle of pic



Looking over to the Luss hills on the descent - getting the hand of the timer pix. Pity I hadn't moved the ruckie ...


'you lookin' at me?'..





Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:08

Well done Invicta  - good luck with them  

I think I might go for the plugs - and cross my fingers  

Bulbs for wetter soils

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 19:19

Daffs were more than happy at my last house where they grew along the front boundary in the run off from the ponds. It was ever present - the run off I mean 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 18:06


Snow wrote (see)
Fairy.....harebells are gorgeous and something that reminds me of my childhood. I really should get some for my garden.
Gorse reminds me of Scotland too and the lovely smell of coconut it gives off on a warm day. I liked the wild broom too. Happy days
I do have English bluebells in my garden and I like them

Invicta2 wrote (see)

 I also get that feeling from huge masses of gorse.

Not so handy when you go a*** over t** into it though.... 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:56

David - at least you have good healthy lungs...

Reviving an elderly Peiris

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:54

Her choice though pansyface 

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:46

It flowered last year, and it's grown quite a bit. I've always shied away from it because of the cold wind thing too, but decided to take a punt. So far so good 

Haven't looked to see if there are any buds on it, but it's too early here anyway so I wouldn't expect them yet. Mine faces north north west and it gets a bit of sun later in the day during spring and summer. I think it might depend what else you have round it too. I was quite careful about positioning it to give it the best chance. 

Reviving an elderly Peiris

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:38

You can prune them but it sounds like it's a bit past it's sell by date so it may not recover.  If they're in good soil and healthy you cna hack them quite successfully. I've done it in the past.

pansyface - I wouldn't know anything about that but Jerry Hall might.... 

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:32

It's survived the cold winds in my exposed garden here in Scotland Allspotz. I didn't think it would but it's seems happy enough. It's been in a couple of years now. 

If you can add a bit of shelter as obelixx suggests, it's always helpful. Mine is against a fence, but in the face of the prevailing winds. 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:27

Hello all - back from the hill and another smashing day. Bit parky up the top with the north wind but good walking conditions.  A lot of the snow has gone since last weekend though. That front that the north of England got yesterday would normally have been dumped on the hills here!

Lots of photos (74 ) but I managed to do the snow angel thingy this time. It was a bit crusty so hard to make a decent impression 


I'll stick some on the camera thread later.

Nice to see you doc - we've all missed you. Shame about the neighbour situation. Not sure if solicitors help either, but sometimes you have no choice.  

Wonks - you could have just worn the purple goonie and gone to the GC. Over a pair of jeans - who'd have noticed...

Hugs to everyone without their mum tomorrow. I'm in the same boat. 

I'll have a quick look to see what you've all been doing and then I'd better have a shower...

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