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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 08:29

Morning all/afties Pat 

Our frost doesn't seem to have really arrived Joyce. Sometimes gets more obvious and heavier as it gets lighter, although cars look a bit frosted. I'll feed the birds shortly and see what it's like. I have a fwe things to do outside if it;s warm enough, and still plenty of painting indoors to get on with. A lot of new doors and woodwork.....

Clari - it's a small step in the right direction, but does your OH realise this is the 21st century? Indoor plumbing and central heating - it's a marvellous invention  

Couldn't even blame the sprouts Lesley - didn't have them  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 20:53

Buzzard just as I got back to the car GD. I got the camera out but he wheeled off up towards the hill so the pic wasn't great. 

That's a short drive for me - just over an hour, especially as the road was quiet this morning. 

I was quite lucky with the weather really - the higher hills tend to catch the worst and hang onto it, so Beinn Ime was looking pretty bleak when the hail and snow showers came on. It was still fairly rough on the final approach as there's not much chance of shelter when the wind's that strong. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 20:13

Well - I didn't get out on the 27th as daughter was really unwell. Forecast was promising for today though - although the winds were going to be a small issue. Scraped the car and off I went to Beinn Luibhean, which sits on the right hand side of the A83 - most of the time anyway!

Chilly start but nice and bright. The locals were guarding the little bridge over the burn 

En route up the south ridge of the hill, The Cobbler had a watery sun behind it

'Chimp' rock  

Neighbouring Munro, Beinn Ime, coming into view. It's connected to Luibhean by a high bealach, enabling a traverse - if you fancy the  600 ft drop and the 1,100 ft  re ascent!

Beinn Narnain and The Cobbler. Along with Ime, these three can all be done from the bealach which they're all linked to,  usually accessed from the other side at Arrochar. Still not a lot of blue sky....

Looking south to The Brack - clouds were sweeping in and out due to the wind, carrying hail and frozen rain. Doesn't half scour your skin!

Pano of The Brack, Ben Donich and Beinn an Lochain on the other side of the A83

Frozen pool - Beinn Ime beyond

Ben Donich from the summit cairn. New poles in the foreground  

Beinn an Lochain with little  Loch Restil in front. All the lochs were choppy - Lochs Lomond and Long were quite rough today 

Even frozen rock has icicles

Lovely Beinn an Lochain - one of my favourite hills. The landslide prevention 'cages' can be seen down at the foot of the slope by the forest plantation. There are more further along the road too. At last - lots of blue sky and sunshine....when I'm on the way back down....typical  

Last look back up to Luibhean and it's lumpy, bumpy plateau ridge. Nice blue sky .....

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 19:10

We watch Sherlock too, but it'll be recorded anyway - fairylets are fans, and they may not get to see it as they're at their Dad's till tomorrow. I've watched very little of the stuff  I've recorded. Jeremiah Johnson was on when I got home today - lovely Robert Redford 


Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:19

Kate -  Slugs do love many campanulas so it's probably one of the cultivated forms you have, rather than the wild one - Campanula rotundifolia. It's known as the Bluebell of Scotland  


Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:12

I sowed mine in mid April GD, in pots on the kitchen windowsill. I've just looked and they were smallish plants about three months later. I didn't divide them up and repot - never got round to it. They were put outside in mid to late May I think, when they were a reasonable size, and they just got on with it. I didn't plant them either, just stuck them in the borders in the little pots they were in.

Treat 'em mean  


Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:59

Huge mollusc problem here but they never touched the harebells 

Thomson & Morgan

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:37

Good luck Jason. I'm sure it'll just be a 'blip' and all will be fine.

If you don't get it sorted, it's worth coming back on the forum. There's been several occasions when they've replied directly to an issue on here.  I think they realise that people who get poor service aren't going to keep quiet .

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:30

Makes you feel good flumpy - simple pleasures  

Who's going to the gym in the new year.

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:27

Always better when it costs next to nothing chris.  Mine's relatively cheap too - mainly the petrol to get there  

Hope you have good weather for your stay in Glencoe scroggin. If not - wait half an hour....

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