Fairygirl


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Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:49

Is Verbacum foliage normally that jaggy?

More work!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:47

I can sympathise Berghill. I felt hard done by after tipping a pot of compost onto a border yesterday, not realising it had weevils in it. The thought of a thousand pots to sift through is totally depressing. 

I've had very little trouble with them in the past, a bit of adult damage to foliage which doesn't bother me.  Never lost a plant to them until now. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:43

Just watching the young girl on Snowdon Panda. Brings home just how much we often take for granted.  Descents are often harder than ascents - even when you have all your faculties. What an achievement - completely humbling. The little lad with brittle bones is incredible too. What a contrast with that no mark in the fog today. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:13

I had a great view of Ben Lomond on the way lily - her shoulders and 'head' in the early morning sun, with her ankles sitting on the loch shrouded in fog . Five minutes later you couldn't see the loch, never mind the other side of it! It was pretty severe until I reached Crianlarich/Tyndrum when it started to shift.

Didn't stop a dips**t overtaking me - with no lights on of course. The numberplate was TP 81. No prizes for guessing what those letters stand for... 

Just as well I waxed my boots chicky - it's a bit of a boggy slog - not much path!

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:07

Took this today - sheer luck. Not quite a Brocken spectre - but almost!  

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1225_zpsh1uedys6.jpg

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 19:02

Watching it now Panda 

You can let the Children in Need team know what you've done- I'm going to send them a little summary soon 

Today's  lunchtime view wasn't too bad either  though ...

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1213_zpszmiym6r8.jpg

The Bridge of Orchy hills on the right, the Glen Etive ones completely shrouded in cloud

http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1212_zpshujyknv8.jpg

The Crianlarich hills on the left, and the Tyndrum hills on the right.

Glad you're getting a quiet night BL - I'm doing the same myself. Been a busy day 

OUCH!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 15:53

Steve 

Glad you're ok. It's easily done - I've been close to doing it myself. Don't know whether it's too much haste, or trying to be efficient  

I've cut cables on hedgetrimmers before -  because I tackled my Dad's enormous beech hedge when he got too old, and only had one weekend to do it. He didn't like me turning up early either... 

I seem to remember slicing through my finger once, because I did something similar to you. Still had some hedge to do next day, so I just taped it up very tight....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 15:36

Hello all. You've been very chatty - thought you'd all be out gardening in this lovely weather  

Short day today - up at Tyndrum/Bridge of Orchy Lesley. Could have done the next hill along as well, but decided to leave it for another day. The normal route back adds quite a bit on, or else you come back the same way with all the extra ascent, so I thought it best, but I realised on the way down that I  could have done it differently - like the two people going up to the second one - I wondered where they'd gone   Not the most thrilling hill, but on a day like today - the views are magic and it's why you do it. The fog on the way there was fierce, but fortunately it cleared at Crianlarich. I had a lovely jaunt and got some great pix, so I'm a happy bunny  

RB - I even brought my boots in - and cleaned them! 

Hope you got a nap this afternoon Verd. I think morale must be pretty low in a lot of hospitals. Common sense should prevail though. 

Looks like lots of you have been bulb planting. I'm having a cuppa and a catch up here, then going to fit the new gate latch while it's still light.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 07:55

Gorgeous Iris Pat. I used to grow a Parahebe in my garden round the corner from here. Not sure why they're not more widely grown. It was very pretty, and survived our high rainfall. I did have it in a well drained sheltered spot though. 

Lovely pic Steve. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 07:47

Morning people 

Lesley - give her a pair of scissors and tell her to do it herself....

You're obviously feeling a bit better jo 

fidget - towels 

No door knockers here either - thankfully - in fact - it was very quiet. Must all have been at parties or summat. I only had liquorice - don't think they'd have appreciated that anyway 

Too early to be discussing Hosta's nether regions - I'm having my porridge 

Weather looking fair for my walk so I'll have a quick look round before I head off

Have a lovely day everyone 

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