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Does anybody know what this is please?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 20:16

Horses don't eat buttercups , phil. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:12

Glad you're making a bit of progress Clari. Finding good tradesman is always tricky. Hope things can crack on a bit for you now.

Gosh - Pat is having a hard time....why do we have to project manage every area of our lives nowadays? Does no one do their job with any commitment any more?  Really hope you can get some resolution, Pat.  Not funny when it's your health.  

Good 'trellis' Wonks...

DD - sounds like you're going to be just as busy in the future 

chicky - 'scuse my ignorance, but what plant is Calliope? Is it a rose? 

B****y cold here. It's currently 11 degrees and I put the heating on when I came in for ten minutes. My hands were numb at work, damned if I'm going to be cold in my house as well. 

Raised Bed : Filling and Growing

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 17:02

A general mix of soil and compost will be suitable for most things. You can add extra nutrition to the mix as and when you need, and depending on what you eventually grow. I wouldn't add the shavings. 

More important is how much light and shade the bed has, and most important of all, what do you like to eat? Not much point in growing fabulous beans, for example, if no one likes them  

Looks like there's quite a bit of shelter form a building too - you'll have to make sure you water well enough too, if the bed won't get a lot of direct rainfall. Some crops will need rotaion too, to prevent a build up of pests and diseases. 

2.4m x 1.2 m might seem quite a lot of room, but it isn't really. You might need another one 

Water retaining gel

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:46

Agree with you Hosta. I know we get a lot of rain here, so it's less of an issue keeping pots etc watered, but I've never been completely convinced about any of these things. Perhaps I'm just cynical. 

As for the fungi - how have we managed all these years without it?  

I think you'd need to do an intensive bit of testing - and be very vigilant about checking the outcome. I feel it's probably negligible. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:38

Afties all - nice pic Pat - if a bit of a moody sky 

I'll have to read back in a minute - no t'interweb this morning as it was 'updating'. 'It' clearly went to bed last night after it said it was doing that last night and I left it on....

Cold here this morning - 8 when I went to work. Lots of condensation. On the plus side, my paint seems to have covered the water damage on the kitchen ceiling - thankfully. 

I'll go and catch up with all your doings. Think Yvie might need a lie down in a darkened room....

Camera Talk

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:34

..and they just appear sometimes, Joyce....

Camera Talk

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:32

Well,you're three and a half thousand feet above sea level, and you have to be fairly fit to do it, so it's not like a low level walk. There are thousands of people who hill walk - but there's also quite a lot of hills to choose from too.Those are not amongst the most popular hills to walk either. Some hills are very busy. It's a long day doing those two - around 7 or 8 hours in good condtitions. 

There are sheep on most of the hills, but that first hill is the one you ski down in Glencoe - not too many sheep on that one...

That's the Kings House Hotel you can see down there. One of the stops on the West HIghland Way and the building you see as you enter Glencoe from the south. 

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 21:10

Beautiful GD. Rocks and sea - what's not to like?  Love the sky too  `

This is just down the road from the last ones - the ridge between Meall a Bhuirdhe and Creise

Camera Talk

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:15

It won't be far away Joyce. Nippy on the tops, even through the middle of the day, now.

There were a few little flurries on Ben Ledi last October when I was there.

A viburnum?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:05

Cotoneaster. Plenty of grub for the birds too! 

There's one called bullatus which is more tree like than shrub. Could be that.

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