Latest posts by Fairygirl

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:26

They hang around, hidden among planting nearby usually, until they're big enough to have little froglets of their own  

It takes a few years till they're mature enough to reproduce. Of course, they don't all make it to that stage....

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:23

Flippin' 'eck Sheps - I should have gone to Specsavers!  

They're quite common on the hills, but there are so many grouse as well at this time of year that I always make the assumption they're young grouse. They have a lovely little piping call too - and always a bit sad if you hear one on it's own and see it running around searching...  

Funnily enough - I was singing your praises to the lad I walked back with as we were discussing wildlife on the hills. He was keen to learn more about all the birds and plants he was seeing, and I told him I was on a forum where there was a terrific wildlife photographer whose photos were stunning... 


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:44

I'm now doing the rest of the paths round the side, hence the gravel, as the extension to the house is all finished. Today I was putting up a new bit of fence and moving/amending the gate I had done previously for the side of the existing house. It's just to the right of the bag of gravel  

Disposing of Slugs

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:22

I just snip them in two and chuck them in the compost bin or in a border. The birds eat them 

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 21:51

Lovely views Liri. Know what you mean about doing up ruined buildings. I'm always seeing them and thinking - that would do me fine! 

Gorgeous setting - you wouldn't mind waking up to that view every day  

I know some people hate them, but I love the windmills. If there's anything that spoils view on hills, it's leccy pylons  

Bulbs: When to buy, when to plant?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 21:39

Not me Pp- I was really talking about...emmm...my sister ...

I found some little anemones once -  in a pot, still in the little net bag with a covering of compost. I'd stuck them there as I didn't have time to plant them, and  just covered then to stop them getting dried out. 

I found them, eventually, and carefully rescued them, but they turned out to be red not white, so I wished I hadn't bothered 

Camera Talk

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 21:15

Great pic as always Sheps 

Yesterday's jaunt to An Socach in Glen Ey, just north of Glenshee

The sheep ready for shearing at the start of the walk. Unfortunately they were penned on the track so a detour was needed along the other side of the fence, onto the bridge supports  and over the handrail 

View across to the Lochnagar hills (centre) from half way up the first hill, with the highest summit ( Cac Carn Beag ) looking like a little triangle. The summit end of Creag nan Ghabhar, is on the left. I posted pix of that walk earlier in the year.

View from the first top, looking south to An Socach, with some of the Glenshee hills beyond.

The phrase - 'right plant , right place' was never more appropriate. This is growing inside the cairn - at just under three thousand feet

The lochan down at the bealach between that first top and the An Socach ridge

View north west to part of the Cairngorms, from the east top


Looking back along the 'dog leg' plateau/ridge to the east top (centre)  from the summit.  The ridge leading back to the first top running left from there

Little rocky outcrop on the way back along the ridge

Young grouse 

and a little toad 

A grand day out  


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:48

Yes Lou - but that's the whole point -  I don't want to spend time picking up cat s**t - mine or anyone else's. 

And I used to have cats.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:44

Quite so Panda. It's like sticking your hand back in the fire after you've been burned...


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:43

Just watched it Pp. Brilliant! 

No, I didn't have any battenburg - only a banana and a packet of crisps  

Got a good bit done today , until the battery ran out on the screwdriver, so the fittings can go on the gate later.  I might tackle the gravel tomorrow, which will require moving 'things'. Should walk again, but I added an extra hill yesterday to make a longer walk, so I won't feel guilty if I get on here at home  instead.

Yvie - my mum would probably have had the sprouts on by now  

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