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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:21

Lovely tulips LF - they'll be a great combo in spring. I've always loved the parrot ones but avoid them as I think our weather would probably wreck them most years. There are some stunning colours in that type though.


Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 19:15

Yes - Ben Cruachan Hosta. It's quite a famous place and you can apparently have a guided tour of the 'works' 

It's a great walk - you go across the dam to access the hills. If you zoom that pic you can see the head of the dam. I have another pic taken from the walkway on the dam, but it's got my big ugly mug on it so I'm not putting it on here! 

Edging a border with snowdrops (and polyanthus firecracker)

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:57

Tingly - it's a case of determining which way the plants face. If you're border is facing you and that's north east then that's the aspect of the border. Any plants in that border will be getting some morning sun but a good bit of shade, but it also depends on what else is there - for instance a hedge or fence or neighbouring trees.

Plants against your house wall will be south west and will therefore get a fair bit of sun 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:51

Lovely LF. Are those crocus Cream Beauty? Mine are ages away yet, but they've been pushing through for a while. 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:45



I went to the shops today to buy a new whisk to make pancakes. Really annoyed - I came home to discover I already had two of them.

It's my own fault. I should have done a 'whisk' assessment....

Edging a border with snowdrops (and polyanthus firecracker)

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:26

You could have a succession of different bulbs in that situation - the geraniums will cover dying bulb foliage. 

When you say standard trees - what kind are they? Pots are usually more work than anything directly in the ground.

As philippa says - a few pix and a bit more info will help. 


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:22

I'm with Steve on this one... black pudding as well 

Bets to stick with salmon Steve - Scottish not Scotch though! 

I think it's the black pudding round the egg Hosta - but not sure 

South facing containers

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:19

Hard to keep them moist enough in a container in that aspect Kez, which is also why the water's running through. Once they dry out you have to immerse them for a good while to get the compost thoroughly dampened. 

Hebes would  be happy in that aspect and are pretty straightforward - evergreen and have flowers. There are lots of varieties. 

Or  - if you want something colourful, why not try a few bright annuals you could sow from seed yourself? 

pancake day

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:13

GWRS - Topbird has described them perfectly. We eat our pancakes in the same way you'd have scones - with a cuppa! They're particularly good if they're still warm 

I used to make them on a barbecue I had - it had a solid hotplate. The girls' friends used to come round on nice days in the summer when I had a batch on the go!

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 18:04

Oh - that witch hazel wasn't there when I posted - it's beautiful Cranlan 

I found these pix of Inverary Castle for Pat. They were taken about seven years ago in October


 a little of the autumn colour there that day


and a view of the reservoir and dam from the ridge between that hill and the adjoining one - looking out towards Loch Awe. The power station is underneath



 Should have said that last one refers to something Pat was talking about on Forkers thread 


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