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Posted: 15/01/2017 at 08:31

Just watched the prog  lads - very impressed with your hard graft! That's a tough shift when you have to remove the whole site and start again! 

Both couples worked very hard, and stayed focused. I think that's one of the hardest things when you start from scratch.

You should all be really proud of what you achieved and I hope you get loads of pleasure seeing the gardens develop and grow. As others have said, keep updating us with photos - we have a dedicated thread for our garden pictures - Garden Gallery 2017, so take plenty  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 08:10

Thanks Pat  

I was slightly worried about the two young couples I met on the way back down. The first pair seemed very sensible though - they asked the right questions about the conditions, and I said to them if they felt unsure, to go home and come back another day. The second pair - not equipped for the conditions at all. She had what looked like a pair of leggings on, inappropriate boots and a very light rucksack....

He asked 'how bad is it?'  'Bad enough' was my reply. Hope they had the sense to turn back. That's the problem when there's a hill with a good path. People don't realise there isn't a path when there's two feet of snow sitting on it, and although there were plenty of footsteps to follow, you still have to know where to look for them 

Lots of icicles chicky. I love a good icicle 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 07:50

Morning Joyce- glad you had a good night 

I never sleep well after a walk which always surprises me. Having tea and watching the Big Dreams prog which I recorded. It's on TV just now but I had to go and make the tea....

Very impressed with the amount of graft all these people have put in. I know how it feels! Always a lot more satisfying when you've created it all yourself though 

Privacy from play house

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 07:46

Yeh - and add a sniper as well....

I sometimes wonder what goes through people's heads though - no consideration 

I'd certainly have a word with the council as Joyce suggests. There are height restrictions, especially for a structure near a boundary.

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:42

I don't think it would matter GGirl. Robins like to hide a bit more than some of the other small birds, by that I mean they often like going through greenery or branches to reach a nest. 

Someone else will know for sure though 


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:26

Good luck with it lovegardening. Prepare your site well first and look after it during it's first year till well established, and you'll give it every chance of success  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:22

I was just about tall enough Liri, although there were plenty of places I could have disappeared, but fortunately not on the route  

As soon as I took my crampons off, I went on my bum about three times though  

In my defence, it is a steep hill with lots of changes of terrain .....

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:15

Thanks GGirl. I think he's the youngster I had inthe garden last year. He's 'chunky' 

I love them too, although I've been very excited about having a pair of nuthatches which turned up in December. They're not very common in Scotland, and they've been visiting every day recently, so I'm thrilled that they've found my restaurant 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:11

Thank you kindly folks. Weather wasn't clear enough for views higher than about 2,000 feet or so, but plenty of snowy/icy ones on the Camera thread, in case anyone's yearning the snow 

Met a nice pair of lads about half way up ( I know, I know...) and we were celebrating the snow because there's been so little. We're all weird, us hillwalkers   

Yes - a little greener for you chicky! Glad you had a good walk though.  I didn't see much green at all, except for the fir tree plantation at the foot of the hill  

No walking tomorrow Obelixx. Poor weather for forecast - hill fog and rain everywhere. I rarely do two days in a row now as well, just to save the dodgy old knees 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:40

Aah - I haven't seen that one fidget, thanks. It's not a favourite colour for me. Or the blue one either, if I'm honest 

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