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Posted: 19/11/2013 at 07:35

Morning all. No work today as the electricity's off while work is being done. Just as well as it would be even colder than usual because we had some snow last night.... Freezing now so will take a bit of time scraping the car! 

No chance of getting much done outside today unless the sun melts the frosty ground.

Wrap up warm and have a good day wherever you are. 

Sending you a warm hug Andy. Keep tucked up if you have snow- I expect you'll have a bit too.


Autumn colour

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 13:55

Lovely KEF  There's a mature one where I work which is beautiful just now. The one I've planted- 'Winter Sun' - is about to flower too. I still have violas and Cyclamen in flower but there's lots of good foliage as well and a Jap Anemone hanging on!



Posted: 18/11/2013 at 13:32

Afties all. Cold here today too but dry at the moment. If my aching limbs can take it I might do more hedge. Either that or it's housework which has been neglected a bit recently 

 I get notification emails even though I don't request them! They go in my spam folder which I only occasionally check. I sent a reply pm yesterday no problem so it may be that it only affects certain devices.

Enjoy your sofa rest lily. Hope you're better soon 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 13:20

Hardy nut. I've grown them here in Scotland with no problem but maybe prolonged severe frost would do for them. Mine were in a shady corner with house walls or fences behind them. I've planted one in this new garden under the front windows- north west (ish) facing. I'll let you know!

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:47

Nikki- we don't need to wait for winter- this is near the summit of Nevis, taken a few years back - in early July!

 That's the gully that people don't know is there if they go up in snow - they walk across the summit from the arrete on the far side and fall down it.

On a cheerier note - this is the grotto in the Boboli gardens in Florence!


Slippery decking

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 12:23

As Forester says- it's on lots of walking areas like bridges and stiles to give grip and works well. The sand and varnish sounds worth trying.

Nice to 'see' you artjak 


Camera Corner

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:33

That's pretty splendid! I find it fascinating too but also quite sad that they can't be kept forever. The water droplets from the wings are just beautiful.


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:28

Chicky- I'd love to get back up there but will have to get fit enough to do them! Shouldn't be hard when I'm only 28... Won't know if my knees will be ok until I do it but if I did a lot of hillwalking the chances are that my knees will suffer again.  I miss it terribly. 

Front garden is thawing a bit so I'll get out after my lunch and get on with some digging. Done the ironing though -my life's just a laugh a minute! 


Pond Pests

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:21

Is it only planting in the pond  that's being eaten or on the edges as well? If you're rural, rabbits will do a lot of damage to plants on the edges and ones they can reach in the water. Visiting ducks will too. As Bob said- it'll take a little while for a balance to be achieved in the water so emptying is not the solution. Wildlife will start to appear and help you out as time goes by 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:14

Thank you David- very kind. There's plenty of 'em! Unfortunately the weather at the top of our hills isn't always great for taking pix- often it's a case of take one as quick as you can of the cairn in the clouds before your hands freeze- and that's in summer! On a good day though - the views are breathtaking. My skills and camera are not up to the task I'm afraid, but it's the memory they create which matters to me. 

I enjoyed seeing those glass sculptures earlier- I took this one in Murano a few years ago. Amazing what can be created:


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