Latest posts by Fairygirl

Haha - hoho!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:20

Steve - where did you get that pic of my brother in law? 

A big hoose has big coos...

Missed the bulb boat?

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:14

I've planted daffs in December before, with no problems. They'll just flower a bit later. Tulips are ideally planted just now anyway. They're all better popped in some compost in pots than just left to their own devices, as they'll get dried out.

a funny little corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:09
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

 the pale ghostly figures dancing in the breeze should put the wind up the gents once they're well 'tanked up'. 


I think the 'wind up their gents' is the least of their problems Dove... 

I'd go for Pyracantha or Berberis too. Marvellous! 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 17:04


It's a tricky bridge because it's narrow and quite long with a bend at each end. You sometimes have to just take a chance and go for it! 

Steve - yes, I had a really smashing day. Snow, sun, views to die for,  and some nice people to chat with on the way.  What's not to like?  


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 16:59

T'bird - just as well Hosta isn't here - I expect he'd say that would be the best treatment for a cat! 

I'm afraid I'll be asleep by the time you need a shout out...  You can do them for a bit tomorrow though if you don't have time - I think 

I miss my heated seats too 

BL - the squirrel's already helped himself to some of my little allium bulbs, so I don't feel very kindly towards him right now  

How would you like us to amuse you and OH Dove? 


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 12:53

They won't mind if you don't know their names Dove...

Lovely sunrise pix. Don't think you'll be sitting out much today BL 

I came home to a disturbed squirrel - sounds like that Little Britain sketch again - and then watched him try to get into the bird cage - unsuccessfully. I almost felt sorry for him...almost 

He was trying to gnaw through it though so it's probably only a matter of time 

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 12:48

It's a bonny place BL 

The biggest problem when you drive across the bridge is all the tourists standing on it getting photos taken .....  

I'll get me coat...

Snow - I've posted quite a few pix from the Loch Lomond area on here, but I'll do a couple later if you like. I posted a nice one recently coming back from some of the hills past Arrochar. Ben Lomond bathed in early evening sun  Callendar is a lovely place. Ben Ledi overlooks it, but I often wonder if the residents don't notice it as it's on their doorstep - so often the case! 

John - just as well you didn't ask David how he 'touched up BL' ...

Haha - hoho!

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 12:39

It's a drop between the owner's garden and the parkland beyond. There's no physical barrier (like a hedge or fence) to obstruct the view, but animals can't get in, The impression is one of a continuous, unbroken piece of land, without the problem of stray coos trampling your prized cabbages!

It was a trick often employed in gardens of large country houses, but can be used by anyone. 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:03

I've still to watch these, but I read the article, so thanks Phaidra. 

 I agree with Monty about William Kent. He was the innovator, Brown just rode his coat tails. I can admire his achievements, I just didn't care for much of what he did, removing many formal gardens etc. Bridgeman helped restore a lot of the beautiful parterres later.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:57

I love those hay bales 

BL - Killin is where the Lawers range of hills are which are in that last pic. It has that beautiful set of falls on the river - Falls of Dochart. Very pretty.

Loch Tay is on the right hand side and the hills are on the left once you've cleared Killin. It's a popular hillwalking area. I was lucky enough to see a Capercaille when I was there many years ago. It's one of their breeding areas. 

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