Latest posts by Fairygirl

Amelanchier in a pot

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:19

Needs to be in the ground Muffs. Not really suitable for a pot long term. 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:17

I've just done them T'bird and Wonks   

There were quite a lot of cars in the parking area but there's two other Munros you do from the same point so some people will have been doing them. The chap I met at the first summit was lovely - spent ages chatting to him about the runner, and all sorts of other stuff! Only met a couple of other people so it was very quiet and peacefuI - the silence is deafening! I get annoyed if I see two cars in the car park when I arrive...

Loads of bees and  hoverflies buzzing about on the way. Weirdest moment was when I reached the second summit cairn and a butterfly fluttered by. 3,600 feet above sea level. Astonishing 

Enjoy your day and keep calm  

Camera Talk

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 10:10

Love those pix GD. Looks like that will be a terrific area for wildlife, and people, over time 

Some from yesterday's long day on Stob a' Choire Mheadhoin and Stob Coire Easain at Loch Treig, east of Fort Bill. 

Tons of little blue butterflies on the walk in. This one eventually stayed still long enough to get a pic 

Heading up to the first top. Steep up through the crags, but worse coming down! 

Mheadhoin coming into view from the next 'top' Meall Cian Dearg

A nice view of the final approach to Mheadhoin with the plane overhead 

Just the other side of the stony, shaley summit, with the second Munro ahead Stob Coire Easain

Pano from the same point, looking south towards Glencoe. 

 Looking across to the aptly named Grey Corries, Mamores, Nevis etc, from the summit plateau

Weary legs took me to the final summit of the day. Summit cairn is perched on the edge of the steep corrie

Then back by the same route. My little legs were objecting to the idea of the re-ascent! 

The view from the north end of the lochan on the drive back out. The hills aren't visible from here - they're south of this, down the right hand side, tucked out of sight  

Then I 'rescued' a dodgy looking lamb lying on the road and frothing at the mouth a few hundred yards further on.  

Called in at the house further on and she said she'd give the owner a call. My good deed for the day. Although I think it was heading for some mint sauce....  


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:26


As Joyce says, holidays are tricky when you've sown seeds. 

Good point Joyce - I may follow your advice 

A little pic from yesterday for Wonks. Some clean mountain air. Enjoy  

I'll add more on the camera thread soon 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:15

I'd echo what LP and BM have said. There will be difficulties, but ultimately, the realisation that it's the right decision comes through, and then things start to improve surprisingly quickly. xx


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:10

BM - even after shifting those r***y slabs on Friday, and my walk yesterday, the bit of me that hurts is my ribs, just below my right 'lady bump' ()  We got a new cutting machine at work which has a long, pull lever, and it takes a bit of effort initially to get it to work as I haven't quite got the technique yet. The handle was catching me there because I was leaning all my weight on it.  


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:05

Hmmm. I've posted on the other thread you posted on. It's really not advisable to recommend a product like this for getting rid of weeds of any kind. A lot of damage to the surrounding soil is inevitable as it will kill all the beneficial organisms in it. 

Using a proprietary weedkiller after bruising the stems will do the job. Repeat applications will no doubt be needed, but that's part and parcel of gardening. Vigilance too, to keep on top of it. 

Horse Tail weed

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 08:59

I'd steer clear of using anything like that. There will be damage to the surrounding soil as it leaches into it, which in turn destroys all the other beneficial organisms. 

Bruising the stems and applying a safer, proprietary weedkiller designed for the purpose, will do the job. After that, vigilance and repeat applications will help to keep it at bay. 

What to underplant a peony with?

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 08:43

I'd go for geraniums too. They'll hide some of the (rather abundant foliage ) after the paeony flowers, and add interest to that area. Quite important when you consider they don't flower for very long and the border is narrow. Easier to deal with in a big, deep border as there would be plenty of other planting to look at  

Karen Carpenter goodbye to love

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 08:38

I've seen a few of these documentaries/programmes  Logan. Desperately sad story, and eating disorders weren't widely talked about or treated seriously. I'd like to think if she was around today she'd have got more help.

I still find it hard to listen to her beautiful voice now without feeling a lump in my throat.

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