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A tree is my garden is very sick

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:55

Think I'd agree with you nut. No point persevering with the rose. 

It might help to see the other plant from farther away. It doesn't look too good either though...

If it was me, I'd take both out, and start afresh, after rejuvenating and tidying up the ground  

Camera Talk

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:46

Gorgeous sky GD. 

I've often said that we forget to look up when we're out!

I haven't sorted today's pix yet - got some nice sky ones too. 

Lovely 'paddling' pic BL  


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:42

Evening all. Had a pleasant walk - nice and gentle after last weeks's verticals. Somewhat shortened...as I'd left the walk description and maps on the sofa.... 

Compounded when the batteries I'd charged for the GPS didn't hold the charge, so I only had the 'map in my head'. The ordinary compass is useless without the map...

Hopeless old tart  

Got some nice pix though.

You use the Foss mine road to access these hills and there were some interesting vehicles Clari  

Glad you have a night off DD. Are you asleep?  

Do tell Dove...is it little womble creatures? 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 19:29

Garden looks gorgeous as always LF. Very rich and lush. Love seeing pix of it  

I have a white Pasqueflower that doesn't know it isn't spring, and a Gaultheria which is the same  


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 07:16

Morning all/afties Pat. I'd stay put as well if I was you  

Calm and cloudy here - off in 15 mins for my walk. A gentler sort of day than last week to keep the old knees right  

You haven't missed anything Clari - just summer...

Sounds like a nice weekend BL - hope it carries on being nice for you. I got a few things done outside yesterday so the garden's quite tidy. If it stays dry tomorrow I can get a bit more planting I think. Saving a trip to the nursery for next week - they usually have a sale in September. 

Have a good day everyone - whatever you're doing 


Posted: 26/08/2016 at 08:10

Morning all/afties Pat if you're around.

Two 'Ronnies' planned for tomorow Joyce, up at Aberfeldy. A relatively simple walk - long rather than steep. Either that, or Bheinn Bheula further south and west of the Arrochar hills  

chicky - my neice used to do lots of festivals and loved it. Can't think of anything worse frankly.

I'm sure she'll be fine - and probably won't give you a second thought when she's there! 

Glad the 'Dads' are both ok 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 08:05

They're tough as all hell Peter - so you can prune virtually any time, apart from in severe frosts of course, without them coming to harm. A small plant (of any kind) takes time to establish and then it will 'take off'. 

Pruning encourages them to bush out which means a thicker hedge in the long run. 

Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 08:00

There's a possibility that the early dry weather in the year is having an effect, similar to Acers dropping leaves early. It's the lack of water in spring rather than anything happening now.

We already have a lot of dropped leaves from trees up here, so it also depends where you are in the country. Remember that they're willows, so, when they're in a pot,  any spell of being short of water has more effect than when in the ground.

In any case, Verdun's advice is good so follow that  

Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 20:26

They were like that in Glen Nevis on Saturday, Joyce -  on the lower slopes of An Gearanach, and especially when taking the boots off to cross the Steall Falls. Wasn't for too long  though -  managed to keep wiping them away. Higher up there was enough breeze to do it for me  

Mosquitoes attacks

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 19:48

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