Fairygirl


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Hedging patience

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:41

Generally it's thought that Hornbeam does better than Beech in wetter ground. I can vouch for that. I love Hornbeam. It grows best in good soil, but tolerates most. Beech is perfectly happy in neutral to slightly acidic clay - my Dad's certainly loved it! 

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:31

I was nice and cosy chicky - had my big winter gloves on 

It was a trifle brisk on the summit ridge/plateau but it was gorgeous. The rough, tussocky grass makes you work hard when it's got some snow on it!  

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:28

KEF...just the one bar on the fire then eh? 

steephill - I put a few more pix on David's camera thread. It's an area I haven't walked before - ideal for this time of year though. Thoroughly enjoyed my day - glad it gave you a few nice memories too...although I wouldn't have fancied the late night trips from Helensburgh 

I found a nice pic of The Cobbler when I was sorting all my photos - it reminded me of you and the pix you posted  

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:03

Is that near you David? Looks lovely 

To save your limp Lesley...a few from today in Glen Fruin

Across to Ben Lomond , Crianlarich hills on the far left

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Looking east and a glimpse of Loch Lomond 

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Just my fairy footprints on the summit approach 

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The new ice encrusted fence on the top

 

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Nice ice... 

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Looking back up to the bealach on the way back

 

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HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 17:32

I did see a forecast which said snow showers down your way Dove - thought it was for tomorrow, but knowing my brain...

Have you got thermal kecks? 

It was a cracking day T'bird - very cold wind but alpine overhead 

Ice cubes are a lovely idea   Risotto -  same as Hosta for me 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 16:31

Got myself some veggie/carroty soup and a couple of ends of a seeded loaf  (toasted) Dove....but I'll make room for some bacon joint later thanks!  

evergree trellis cover

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 16:06

Can you give us a little more info ddoris - aspect, height of the building, what other planting he has and how much room round about the fence etc?

The quickest would be ivy - but that can be a bit invasive if you don't have the room,  and it gets heavy so not so handy if the fence is a bit wobbly! There's also an evergreen clematis - Armandii, but that gets big too.

 

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:33

No need for one today Steve - not even crampons! Snow wasn't too deep and it was nice and soft - fresh fall yesterday.  You'd have needed it on the higher hills though. I'll put some of the other pix on the camera thread later.

It's Glen Fruin, one of the Grahams - Beinn Chaorach -  southern end of Loch Lomond on the way to Garelochhead.  Not the bonniest hill - but you go for those views. Nice to have the only footprints on the hill too - apart from sheep and rabbits  

Is it too late for me to have lunch Dove? I've had the coffee from my flask, and a banana...  

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:15

fidget - that made me laugh out loud - both your comments!    

Glad you're having a good time though 

I don't need Valentine day chocs or flowers - never bothered with it much either Wonks.....and I had this lot to make me happy  

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A glorious little day - if a little chilly on the top

Hosta - that was a terrible joke.

My birds are paired up -  well, Dennis (robin), Denzel (blackbird) and Not Denzel (other blackbird) are anyway. Mrs Dennis appeared when I came home -  looking for more grub.  Greedy bandits...

Where to start???

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:24

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keep posting your non gardening photos here 
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