Latest posts by Fairygirl

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 


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?'..




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