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Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:16

I always appreciate your comments David. You've helped me use my camera better too. It's not always easy to structure shots when you're up there - the wind can make it very tricky and you can't take your gloves off for long. Many of the views are similar to last week's as those two hills are part of a circuit. I dropped down to the valley and skirted round the bottom of the hill I did last week. 

No bum sliding though - too rocky on the best bits...

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:55

Nice to 'see' you again David. Wondered why you suddenly disappeared! 

Hoping to get something done later if the ground thaws, but it's mainly clearing and tidying up a bit. Seed sowing soon for me too hollie  

Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:53

They don't like to be dry Joob - especially in late summer when the new buds are forming. Keep it well watered and add a mulch if that's the case. A tomato food will help with flowering or simply improving the soil round them with  B,F and Bone.

I think they also layer well Dave, although I've never tried that.  

Problem honeysuckle

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:47

It does look rather miserable doesn't it?  Not too late to get it going properly Galadriel - they're quite forgiving  

If you follow Dove's advice you'll have a cheerier specimen to look at. 

Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:34

I'd agree with the others Steven - who have also given great advice 

Leif's right about the width of your beds - you want to be able to reach the middle easily. I only grow what I can eat and my daughters don't eat as much veg as I do so it's mainly salad and tomatoes (which have to be undercover here) . I don't want my entire garden to be a veg plot either so it's about getting a balance. Start with what you really need - you can always add another area if you feel it's necessary  


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:23

Just the job Dove 

More tea for me too Yvie - apparently I'm getting dinner made for me tonight - yum yum. It includes Pavlova  

Seed Bed?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:19

I can only think that you might use it for annual flowers (for cutting) or something you'd sow direct, perhaps for a succession of some plants that you'd then transplant like lettuce,  but I can't see any major advantage to having a permanent, separate area unless you have a big enough garden. 

Yet another beautiful day!

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:15

Ground too frozen so I'll do my trip to the cemetery and then see if it's thawed out enough to do anything - doubtful till early afternoon. I have some slabs I can start lifting and a bit of work in the corner at the shed but the thighs are still a bit sore from yesterday's jaunt so I won't be doing too much  

Washing's on though 

Camera Talk

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:11

Verdun - I can't tell you what it does for the soul 

All the hillwalkers on the walk forum I use get so excited in this kind of weather - like a bunch of kids on Christmas Day! The walk reports for the Munros at this time of year are full of photos that take your breath away. When a hill is hidden and it reveals itself as you reach the summit - it does make you cry. It was pretty windy, so tricky to keep the camera still, but I took a 360 degree video as well. Would need daughter's help to put it on 

Less snow than normal for the time of year - some melt since last weekend - but still sharp enough to make the peat hags easier to walk on as they're nicely frozen  


New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:03

Hosta - I wondered how long it would take you....

It's getting like the cat threads for you! Do you want a pound for the Nigel ones now! 

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