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Camera Talk

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 17:12

I know what you mean Liri. It felt high enough when I was heading up to the bealach in the sun though.... 

I think that hill, in particular, looks quite spectacular when it's got snow on it, even though it's not so exciting at the summit.  

The Coire Kander, and the one between it and Tolmount,  both look  amazing when you walk up the glen. I thought of walking back along it, which is an option,  but decided to go back the same way. You can't get near enough the edge of it for it to be a good photo opportunity anyway. It's the longest route to do that hill, but the most scenic. 

Could have sat at the side of the loch for ages. It was heavenly. 

This was the view from the other end looking back to the bothy. 


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New build house, lawn is terrible. How to start over?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 17:01

Old-ish thread, Kvee - I expect the OP has sorted it out one way or another by now!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:59

Can hardly bear to watch the tennis.....

Rain came on so I went to the nursery. Not sure which is more painful...

obelixx - what an album. Artie's voice was truly a gift from the god.  Can't begin to imagine how many times I've listened to it, but when those opening chords start and he opens his mouth, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Amazing times as you say.

Glad you're feeling a bit better Wonks. I'd say a roast is just the ticket...

Understandable that you feel like that Yvie. Nice to be out in the garden though  

Moving a Camelia...when's best and what to do

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 14:02

Sounds like it's dry, Jet. That, more than anything, will affect the flowering. The hedge will be taking a lot of moisture from it. If you can get it in a better position, water well and add a mulch, and it should do better. Some well rotted manure added to the soil, if it's light, will also help with retaining moisture through summer. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:57

You won't be able to move after that meal Lesley....

I forgot you'd been grafting with your slate etc Hosta. I'm sure it's a big factor. I'm always in more pain after doing things in the garden than I am after walking, even if there's a  two and a half hour drive before and after.  Music is a must obelixx - I had  some loud Tom Petty on the way home yesterday. Peaceful, gentle James Taylor is a delight on the way there, but would have made me too sleepy on the way back  

I got some alliums and crocus at HB last week Hosta. Just been planting them in the new border. Very cheap and look decent enough quality. I've planted some of my new alliums from Peter Nyssen too, and made space for others in the raised bed, after ripping out a geranium which was just a filler. It's a bit of a weed, but useful. I really need to go out front and lift turf - I keep putting it off...

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:40

I'm always tempted by Dahlias, Verd, but can't be doing with the lifting and storing. I'm too lazy  

Not a bad morning here, but rain forecast for later so I should get out and do summat if the old bones can stand it. I missed the glorious weather yesterday as I was away from half six in morning till about half seven at night. Beautiful moon again last night  though 

Camera Talk

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:32

Missed your post  there Lesley. Thank you. The conditions were perfect for walking - not too hot for the long, low level bit, a light breeze now and again, but plenty of sun and clear skies. Could have done with lip salve - my lips were a bit nippy when I got home!  

The loch looked like this six months ago 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 10:07

Nice to see you Ggirl. You're always so busy with your pallets! 

Glad the grass is greening up Dove. My front garden is quite soggy but I don't walk on it much anyway so it's not really an issue.

Rain coming in later so I should really go and do some turf lifting forlaying more slabs as path along the front of the 'stension. Not sure my aching body can cope though  

Just looked at the nursery website.  I thought they weren't doing their sale this year - but  they now have 25% off. Hurray - glad I didn't go last week!  

I need a couple of shrubs for the corner and side where I've been busy. I'll try not to spend too much though....

Any guidance?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:49

In pots you can plant the bulbs in more densely than you would in the garden. You'll get a better dispaly that way too. Minnow is a nice little daff 


although that would be 'handy' and would save buying more 

Camera Talk

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 09:44

Not sure I'd have got much in the ruckie either Joyce.... 

the track is of historic interest too, as it's part of Jock's Road which goes right through to Glen Clova. Jock fought for the right to use the old drove road, when the new landowner of Glen Doll estate tried to ban all access. It led to the Scottish Rights of way Act in the late 19th century. 

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