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Thomson & Morgan

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:21

I've never ordered anything other than a couple of packets of seed from them, but I know customer service can be hit and miss. I suggest you contact them directly - by email today,  and then phone tomorrow if you get no joy from the email. If the stuff you've ordered is in stock and no money has been taken, it's unlikely the transaction has happened, but better to get it clarified. 

Confirmation by email is always better - I don't trust anything any company representative tells me on the phone.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:11

Nice to get out though, isn't it chicky - although I prefer the hail and frozen rain than just rain!  

It was a trifle windy flumpy, so it drops the temperature by a fair bit. The winds on the neighbouring Munro (Beinn Ime) were predicted to be around 40mph with gusts about 50mph. The hill I was on is about 500 feet lower, but it was still plenty brisk! It was just above zero when I left the car but colder higher up. Minus one in those winds becomes around minus 8 to 10. 

A cozy inglenook sounds just the ticket Dove 

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:13

I forgot about Euphorbia...shouldn't have since it was only planted a couple of months ago....

Can't remember which one it is either...double  

Tiny buds on my Sarcococca but I didn't think they counted.

Think you're all having the rain we had yesterday. It's good to share 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:04

Afternoon lovely people - I've only been away a little while and you've filled pages with your chat!

Gorgeous photo Pat - glad you've had a nice day and a relaxing evening. That's what life's all about really, isn't  it?  

And DD - you'll have loads of those to come. I promised you that before, and us fairies don't lie about that stuff 

Hope you're feeling a bit better soon BL. The wet weather won't help - always makes you feel worse I think. 

Short outing today - could have been shorter if I hadn't been fighting the 'breeze'. Who mentioned it not being windy any more....

I thought of nipping along to Ben Donich as well, as I didn't get out last week, but decided just to come home. I can get some more painting done.

The wet last night turned to ice, so the car needed scraping and I had to be careful with the roads till I got nearer Paisley when the temp got up into plus figures. The benefit of that is that the boggy lower slopes of the hill were nice and crunchy, so the boots didn't get too wet. Got some nice photos - I think - but the ones from the summit might be a bit blurry - it was hard to keep it still. The frozen white stuff/hail was coming in and out, although the neighbouring summits were getting the worst of it. It's good for scouring the face though - who needs a facial scrub anyway....

I shall have a quick catch up while I have a cuppa,  and do the pix, but here's a little one of The Brack on the way up the hill, with a louring sky overhead  

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 08:11

Good for him Dove. Hope there's enough people up to see him do it! 

I'd better get organised. Nice short outing - drive as well as walk, so I'll get the best of the day.

See you all later 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 07:59

Thanks Pat - hope you're well  

Ah - the joy of being young Dove - up all night and going to bed at breakfast time....

Always the other way round for me when I was young - getting up for work on weekends when everyone was coming in from partying! 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 07:54

Morning all, all those to come, and afties Pat 

Hope everyone is up and ready to start the new year as opposed to celebrating New Year... 

well, maybe not...

I had a relatively undisturbed sleep so I'm off soon to walk. Sky is now clear so it promises to be a good day for views.

I did my flower count yesterday so hope everyone joins in and records theirs

Have a good day everyone - whatever it brings  

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 18:39

Should have gone to Specsavers obelixx...

Ben/Beinn - they both mean hill basically 

Hope you enoy your adventures in your new home. Next year will be very exciting for you.

I think Ben Donich might be in the way Joyce. You certainly get a good view from there. I will hopefully get clear enough views and get some pix.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 17:51

The Corbett adjoining Beinn Ime, Joyce - Beinn Luibhean. It's at the Rest and be Thankful, across the road from one of my favourite hills - Beinn an Lochain.

The one which regularly deposits itself on the road when there's heavy rain  

Have a great 2017 too Wonks. A lovely new start for you 

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New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 17:46

I've done mine - it was short and sweet 

Hellebore (niger)

Hellebore 'Blue Lady' - which flowers constantly

Mahonia 'Winter Sun'

Native primulas


and not quite a flower, or even a partridge in a pear tree, but a dunnock in a bird bath, which made me smile

Happy counting tomorrow   

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