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This winter

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:02

It's snow joke obelixx.... 

I looked out our rear windows the other day - blue sky, bright, some fluffy clouds,not too many grey ones. Out the front window - the big bank of black clouds looming!

I love a cloud inversion - that's a great experience - up on a hill and looking down on a bed of marshmallow 

We don't get the amount of snow we used to get. I can remember during Jan/Feb, when we get most of our snowfall, we regularly had to dig our way through to the stable doors just to feed horses and ponies. That was fun 


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 07:56

Morning all. Think it may have been a touch frosty last night - pretty cold anyway - lots of condensation on the windows. 

Re the supermoon conversation last night, the moon phase is apparently 'waxing gibbous' - no idea what that means but it sounds great 

Off to walk up past Arrochar later after going to the cemetery. Just a hill today - 50 feet short of a mountain  Weather's looking good for it - that YR forecast was off for yesterday Pat - Met office one looking like the most accurate 

Some of that painkilling gel can be quite good Dove - I use it a lot  

Has anyone watched the Patagonia - Earth's Secret Paradise prog? It was on Friday night - utterly breathtaking. Catch it if you can 

Off to see what I've missed and get my breakfast. 



Posted: 26/09/2015 at 21:51

Apparently there's a supermoon eclipse on Sunday night/Monday morning and it makes the moon reddish in colour 

Ours is bright and white just now.


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 21:47

Mine gets sun all morning. I ideally a nice open sunny spot is best for a pond 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 21:21

It's a double layer of heavy duty black polythene Gertie - which I already had. I used some plastic coated bubble wrap, that a settee came wrapped in, for the lining along with some sand. Hole was dug out to about 18"/24" at the deepest and sloped up to the right hand side with a little beach. There was a dead tree which I'd previously  removed, but we couldn't get the roots out, so I just incorporated it into the planting area on the right. Oxygenators and plants were put in last autumn with some watercress in spring.

Dug out last summer and rocks etc put in place:


Filled and some planting put in :



Most recent pic this summer:



Hope that's of some use  

Plant ID

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:35

Callicarpa I think Spike 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:22

Sounds like a good time was had by all Dove 

Am I right in saying Lyn's OH is a stonemason? We had a young girl in the workshop the other day who is doing restoration work. Lovely to see young people keeping that kind of work going. 

Took youngest fairy over to a friend's for a sleepover half an hour ago - only 10 degrees outside , but the most beautiful moon in a clear sky 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:08

Of course - that might be 'not Dennis' as it could be his missus 

He was in looking for some grub the other day so I've filled the feeders. Think the ruddy starlings might be scoffing most of it though, so I'll need to rig up the little hanging feeder for Dennis and his small pals 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:33

Yup - here's Dennis from last year - before the pond was made 


I don't care for magpies normally but those two have made me laugh this year. Especially when one slid down the neighbour's garage roof ....  

Last grass mowing

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:22

Like to travel light on the hills pp  

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