Fairygirl


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Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:19

I can only think that you might use it for annual flowers (for cutting) or something you'd sow direct, perhaps for a succession of some plants that you'd then transplant like lettuce,  but I can't see any major advantage to having a permanent, separate area unless you have a big enough garden. 

Yet another beautiful day!

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:15

Ground too frozen so I'll do my trip to the cemetery and then see if it's thawed out enough to do anything - doubtful till early afternoon. I have some slabs I can start lifting and a bit of work in the corner at the shed but the thighs are still a bit sore from yesterday's jaunt so I won't be doing too much  

Washing's on though 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:11

Verdun - I can't tell you what it does for the soul 

All the hillwalkers on the walk forum I use get so excited in this kind of weather - like a bunch of kids on Christmas Day! The walk reports for the Munros at this time of year are full of photos that take your breath away. When a hill is hidden and it reveals itself as you reach the summit - it does make you cry. It was pretty windy, so tricky to keep the camera still, but I took a 360 degree video as well. Would need daughter's help to put it on 

Less snow than normal for the time of year - some melt since last weekend - but still sharp enough to make the peat hags easier to walk on as they're nicely frozen  

 

New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:03

Hosta - I wondered how long it would take you....

It's getting like the cat threads for you! Do you want a pound for the Nigel ones now! 

Window sills

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:01

I used food packaging as seed trays and kept the slightly bigger ones to go under them. They're ideal for modern house cills. 

Look messy though - which greatly annoys me...

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:59

Morning all/afties Pat. Hope the weather settles for you soon.

We have a glorious day here, minus three when I was out feeding the starving hordes, but the sun is rising above the other houses  

Tempting to walk again today but I need to watch the dodgy knees  

I'm with you Dove re Hosta's sleep pattern - or lack of it. I've had years of it but it's improving. If there's an underlying reason that can be sorted (as in my case ) it's easier. The routine is the important factor. Should we give him his alarm call though...it's almost  8   

Grass cuttings on borders?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:02

I only ever compost them. Never cut without a grass box either - don't like them left on the grass 

New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 21:00

Have they removed the theme tune then?  

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 20:58

I'd agree with cornelly - limited use unless you then have the room for pricking out etc. An unheated one - used at the right time so that you can harden them off - is quite good, but again, unless you have a greenhouse to move the potted on plants into, it's only worth having one or two of them. 

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 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1624_zpsqrloeger.jpg

My fairy footsteps

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1628_zpsxounpmvy.jpg

 

first summit with a conveniently positioned raven

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1626_zpsjwbicjlp.jpg

looking south down Loch Lomond from the trig

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1630_zpsavedlz99.jpg

summit of Ben Reoch looking back to Bhreac 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1654_zpsjfxug5sh.jpg

 

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

 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1663_zpsvrd2zgkt.jpg

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

 

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1662_zpshr38las1.jpg

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

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1678_zpsy7wykfv9.jpg

'you lookin' at me?'..

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1686_zpsoj1hrhir.jpg

 

 

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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