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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. 


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. 



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!  




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 ...


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


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 


Posted: 01/11/2015 at 15:53


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....


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. 


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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