Latest posts by Fairygirl

Companion plants for purple echinacea?

Posted: Today at 08:24

It's all a matter of personal preference isn't it hollie? I don't like pastel colours for instance, but most people do, so it's important to know what people like in order to offer suggestions  

Camera Talk

Posted: Today at 08:20

Definitely an age thing Dove...not that I have that issue of course.... 

Wild areas of garden

Posted: Today at 08:18

Stachys is great for bees Norwin, so it's a good addition to a garden if the conditions are right   

Your garden looks lovely. The shadow of the tree on the path is really eye catching.


Posted: Today at 08:12

Great story fidget  

Currently about 12 or 13 here Pat. No wind though, so it feels quite pleasant. I suppose we're so used to lower temps here that 13 doesn't seem that bad - even in mid July!

I was hoping the rain would go off so that I could get some fence done  

It's that very fine stuff that you can hardly see, but good for the plants  

Camera Talk

Posted: Today at 07:55

Thanks Dove -  I knew it would be quicker than looking it up somewhere! 

It looks very pretty just now. The lower slopes are well covered with it, along with cotton grass and orchids and all the usual suspects  

Camera Talk

Posted: Today at 07:43

Thanks Dove. I'm well aware that not everyone would enjoy them as much as I enjoy getting out there and taking them  though 

Of course, getting there is a big part of it....

There is a path (of sorts)  under that, but the bracken is the same height as me...

This is the wildflower 

There's a little hoverfly on there too  

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: Today at 07:35

Love that last one flumpy. 

Looks like you had good weather too!


Posted: Today at 07:27

Think I'd need my brolly to sit outside today for a meal Dove...and warm clothes!  

That would be interesting Hosta...

Plant ID

Posted: Today at 07:21

It will Cat! It really depends how much time and inclination you have to do that. The garden has to suit your needs, so if it doesn't, you can take it out and put in something that will be better. 

I'm aware that others will disagree with me, but our gardens are exactly that - ours. No point having plants that we don't have the time to care for, as they will end up neglected and not looking their best.

A change can be very exciting anyway - a nice challenge!  

Camera Talk

Posted: Today at 06:57

Joyce - that made me laugh re the bee!

The harebells are gorgeous just now. There were lots of them higher up too though - up to about 1500 feet anyway. They're pretty tough. That bit is quite sheltered - south facing, and a deep cleft running down the hill, which is also the ascent route. The whole hill is like that - clefts formed by lots of burns running down to the road. Views were great apart from the Arrochar hills when I got to the west top - the cloud was right down, so there was a nice straight line right across them cutting off the summits!  

Glad you enjoyed the walk with me Pat 

I have loads more pix but I don't want to bore everyone senseless. The sky was fantastic with the cloud and fog shifting through the glen. I took some of the wildflowers though, and there's one I don't recognise so I might put it on so that someone can ID it.

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